Never mind Dancing With The Stars, head on over to Toronto's cultural hub at Harbourfront Centre over the next few days and catch two amazing Canadian and International dance performances.
From avant-garde and alluring, to sexy and sensual, these two limited engagement performances by Montreal's Rubberband and Spain's Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company are top notch entertainment.
The Toronto premiere of Loan Sharking by acclaimed choreographer Victor Quijada provides groundbreaking choreography. Quijada's singular choreographic language is inspired by b-boying, ballet and contemporary dance. In Loan Sharking, street-smart works fuse theatricality, athleticism and gracefully with a healthy dose of humour in pieces that pop and sizzle onstage in a catalogue of works highlighting different moments from the company's full repetoire. Breakdancing, ballet and contemporary dance creates unique stage works that inspires the imagination and enthrals the senses.
Peformances Until November 27th
Harbourfront Centre's Enwave Theatre, 231 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Also, catch the world premiere of Espejo de Oro / Mirror of Gold, that is both provocative and powerful. It's a captivating evening of flamenco dance and music that reflects tradition and change in some of Spain's unique customs. Expressive flamenco dance and music reveal a world of ritual and symbolism reflecting Spain's cultural complexity that is deeply rooted in the collective thoughts and feelings of its people. The evolution of these traditions - from past to current times - will be explored in this passionate and inventive new work.
Founder Esmeralda Enrique states, "Flamenco has shaped my life's history. It is my great passion. It excites my mind; it enraptures my soul and comforts my spirit. Through flamenco I find truth, beauty and goodness."
Performances Until November 28th
Harbourfront Centre's Fleck Dance Theatre, 207 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Part of Harbourfront Centre's NextSteps 2010-11
Box Office: 416-973-4000