Toronto Dance Theatre begins its 2020/21 Season with the film of Bin Chicken by award-winning choreographer and director Alyssa Martin. Originally set to premiere on stage last March right as the company had to suspend programming due to COVID-19, Bin Chicken has been turned into a film for Martin’s first commission with TDT.
Inspired by Martin’s visit to Sydney, Australia, when she became fascinated with a gaggle of striking white birds, known as “bin chickens” due to their voracious appetite for trash, Bin Chicken looks at the parallels between the lives of these much-maligned birds and the behaviour of the rest of us. This film will show TDT’s dancers in a whole new light as they use dance and theatre to spin a surreal new reality throughout the work. The score featured in Bin Chicken includes Beethoven’s celebrated Sonata No. 29 (Hammerklavier), performed by Toronto-based pianist Morgan-Paige Melbourne.
Bin Chicken premieres Thursday November 12 at 7:30 pm EST through TDT’s YouTube channel, and it will be followed by an after-party on Zoom as a fun way to celebrate the premiere and to learn more about the work and its artistic collaborators. The film will remain online for two weeks until November 26. Closed captioning will be provided. The film will be open to the public and donations are being encouraged to support Toronto Dance Theatre’s artistic programming. A link to the premiere will become available 24 hours in advance at https://tdt.org/bin-chicken-film
Queen West Art Crawl Virtual Online Festival 2020
This year QWAC has had to shut down our live festival in Trinity Bellwoods Park for the safety and well-being of our artists, artisans, performers and our patrons.
Going forward QWAC is presenting an online festival for our artists and performers with a direct approach for you to meet and greet and indulge yourself with Arts and culture.
When: September 16-20
Where: www.queenwestartcrawl.com online
At a click of the virtual button you will be able to indulge yourself in Art, Artisans, performances and tent talks with our artists through online festival for 2020! Artists from all over the GTA and beyond will be sharing their talents. Get ready for some of the GTA’s best musical performers.
Please check out our full schedule of art tent talks and performances throughout our five-day festival and support our communities.
World Class Comedy!
Stand-up comedy with headliner Martha Chaves, featuring: Rachael Millanta, Clif Knight and Rush Kazi. Hosted by Dan B. Rosen.
August 30 at 9 pm. $80 (four tickets x $20). Tickets at comedybar.ca
COVID 19 PROCEDURES & VENUE INFORMATION
– As per government regulation, upon arrival, you will be asked the standard screening questions.
– All customers are required to wearing a mask while entering the building and being seated – No exceptions!
– While you are at your table, you are able to remove your mask while you enjoy your drinks.
– When going to the washroom or exiting the venue, you are again required to wear a mask.
Please arrive at least 30 minutes ahead of show start time, as we need additional time to screen all guests and seat you at your table.
Comedy Bar is a basement venue with 16 steps to the entrance. Washrooms are located on the main floor of the venue. The use of smoke machines and strobe, flashing lights or lasers may occur during performances.