TORONTO, May 10, 2018 /CNW/ – Presenting an exceptional array of distinctive artistic experiences, thought-provoking theatre, international dance collaborations and vibrant musical evenings, Civic Theatres Toronto (CTT) announces its inaugural season.
“We are passionate about people, ideas and communities that elevate the artistic creativity of Toronto,” said Clyde Wagner, President and CEO. “With over 150 nights of exceptional entertainment booked in our seven performance venues, we are committed to keeping your venues alive with dance, world music and theatre.”
The 2018/19 season features artists from 11 countries on 5 continents with Indigenous dance and YouTube sensations Djuki Mala from Elcho Island off Australia travelling the farthest at over 15,100 km (approx. 9400 miles) to perform in Toronto.
Featuring over 150 performances in dance, theatre, world music, jazz; cabaret, films in concert featuring a live musical score in sync with the film; festivals from ballet to Hip Hop; Children’s programming, free classes and workshops, and much more.
The Dance Collection includes: the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (US), Circa (Australia); Ballet BC (Canada), Batsheva Dance Company (Israel); and Eifman Ballet St. Petersburg (Russia). The Jazz at the George series features: Dianne Reeves (US); Youn Sun Nah (South Korea); Hiromi (Japan); Holly Cole (Canada) and Etienne Charles (Trinidad and Tobago). The World Music series features: Goran Bregović (Bosnia); Vusi Mahlasela (South Africa); and Lila Downs(Mexico); the Soweto Gospel Choir (South Africa) and Kodō (Japan). Under the heading “Circus and Clown” the season will feature Slava’s Snowshow (Russia); Cirque Eloize (Canada); and Gandini Juggling (UK).
For further information and the complete 2018/19 programming details, visit www.sonycentre.ca.
About Civic Theatres Toronto
Civic Theatres Toronto is one of the city’s largest multi-arts organizations, operating three iconic venues and presenting a full range of performing arts, theatrical and concert events in both downtown and uptown Toronto at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts and the Toronto Centre for the Arts.