CONTEMPORARY PERFORMANCES

Tweet Tweet

Tweet Tweet

TWEET TWEET is a 25- minute contemporary circus duet performance experience for our youngest audience, age 0-3 years and their caregivers, and takes place in the round. The show takes place on a magical tree apparatus (built by Peter Benedetti and Kelsey Carrier), with 2 nests and 2 wood swing apparatuses hanging from the branches. The performers move from the nests, up into the aerial tree canopy, through the rope tree trunk, and on the floor. There is a large forest floor carpet that lies under the tree branches for the audience to sit and lie on. TWEET TWEET is directed by Monica Dottor.

REVIEWS OF TWEET TWEET!

• Lynn Slotkin & The Slotkin Letter
• The Toronto Star

IN THE FIRE

IN THE FIRE

Fire is a solo dance/aerial circus show about my dad. The show is based around stories from my dad’s experience as a re ghter. It’s about my relationship with my dad. It’s about me.This show is about re.This show is about memories.This show is about trauma.This show is an homage to all the re ghters out there.And to all those who have lost something or someone to re.

Fire works with all new invented apparatuses – a turn out coat on a pipe, a rope loop and an aerial ladder. Dance, aerial circus, video, music and story telling come together to light this re.

Video link to works in progress showing, November 2017

 

Thank you to the generous support of CCAFT (Contemporary Circus Arts Festival Toronto) and the Toronto Arts Council

Choreographer and performer: Holly Treddenick

Directed by: Monica Dottor
Dramaturge: Soraya Peerbaye
Apparatus Design: Upstage Fabrication Inc.

Video by: Renee Lear

Showing Footage: Gein Wong
Photo credit: Lori Ryerson
REV

REV

https://vimeo.com/275415695
Choreographed by Holly Treddenick
Performed by Lara Ebata, Natalie Fullerton, Diana Lopez, Angola Murdoch
Music by Squid Lid
Filmed by Eamon McMohnn
Time: 12 minutes
REV is a steampunk, post apocalyptic contemporary circus and dance work. Five fierce ladies work with an aerial ladder as their fallen aircraft. They hang, swing, spin and eventually soar as they work to to finally get their aircraft back into flight.
Commissioned by Harbourfront Centre for HarbourKids Circus 2018
BIND

BIND

BIND (premiere 2016)
Bind is a 6 performer, 25-minute aerial circus work that looks at feminism, health, exorcism, trauma, and flutter-fetti. This work is raw, edgy, and bold. The piece is a combination of contemporary dance and aerial work on an aerial ladder. The ladder changes rigging configurations throughout the piece. The music ranges from the ethereal sounds of Max Richter to blues-rock of Jack Black. The costuming is begins in gender-neutral mechanic jumpsuits, which are soon removed. The rest of the work takes place in woolen underwear and bras.

ASCENSION

ASCENSION

AIRSHIP

AIRSHIP

AIRSHIP (premiere 2011) 

Femmes du Feu’s Holly Treddenick and Sabrina Pringle brought back performers Lara Ebata and Natalie Fullerton to collaborate and join forces with musician James Fisher of Zirco Circus to create their new aerial dance show Airship.Inspired by the culture and esthetics of Steampunk, Airship imagines the path not taken for technology in the early explorations of flight, and reveals the inner workings of a ship powered by human movement.

Leonardo Da Vinci said “For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return”.

 

THE PLANK

THE PLANK

THE PLANK (premiere 2010)
Jump into the rigging, set sail and dive into the legend and lore of women on the high seas in this aerial dance show.

VIDEOS:

WATERS EDGE

WATERS EDGE