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Life Under My Skin

Thursday, March 12, 2020 to March 14, 2020 at 8:00 pm

World Premiere of Life Under My Skin

Life Under My Skin is envisioned as a collaborative, interdisciplinary and cross cultural dance-theatre project lead by Newton Moraes Dance Theatre (NMDT). It will explore our ever-evolving world in a way that combines different modalities to bring unity of expression.

It is a dance theatre work that explores, examines and investigates our similarities and our differences, our deepest emotions, feelings and thoughts using spoken language, sign language, contemporary dance, Brazilian dance, Gaga dance technique and improvisation.

“The act of listening to your body before you tell it what to do. It has to do with overstatement, understatement, flow of energy, texture, ability to laugh at ourselves, explosive power, delicacy—all the qualities that connect to the scope of sensation, but then also connect to why we live.”

Ohad Naharin, Former Artistic Director of Bat Sheva Dance Company and originator of the Gaga dance training method.

Among other things we will use this type of approach of listening to the body and finding the movement and voice that comes out of this exploration as the basis of the creative process for Life Under My Skin.

Artistic Director, Newton Moraes will collaborate with both national and international artists to create a production that will connect people across the nation and potentially worldwide. We will work together to create new choreography and a new set design and, more importantly, amalgamate the movement vocabulary of a diverse cast of artists from Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, France, Haiti and the Bahamas.

The plan is to start locally and expand internationally by using online media to connect with other artists around the world. The goal is to enhance and elevate the way we usually connect directly when we are in the same place through touch, gesture, voice, language, movement, and intention. These days we all are less connected directly with each other and ourselves, but through our voice and actions in this piece we will try to show how we can learn from each other and explore greater fluidity and acceptance of our differences in sexuality, gender, feeling and emotions.


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Mar 12, 2020 - Mar 14, 2020
8:00 pm

Dancemakers Centre
15 Case Goods Lane, Toronto, ON, M5A 3C4