MARCH 2019 | Volume 177
The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts looks forward to playing host to Nightswimming’s Broken Tailbone from March 13-16.
In Broken Tailbone, celebrated writer and performer Carmen Aguirre leads a public Latin American dance lesson, woven with hilarious stories of her experiences in the hidden world of dance halls in Canada. DJ Don Pedro creates an irresistible musical environment to get even the most reluctant dancer up on her feet! Daring, sexy, and, above all, fun, Carmen’s performance consists of an extended salsa dance lesson that flows into her remarkable stories of intimacy, politics, culture and the forgotten origins of the salsa.
"Aguirre’s a vibrant, no-nonsense, innovative artist who beautifully and generously demonstrates the power of radical resistance through dance, music, and developing deeper connections to our bodies, broken tailbone and all."– Andrea Warner, The Georgia Straight
Everyone in the audience dances as the evening swiftly transforms into one of the dance halls Carmen vividly describes (in English and/or Spanish), bringing us deeply into one of Canada's most unique milieus...the Latinx dance halls that many people have never heard of. Gather together to listen, move and be moved!
"This interactive performance slash dance lesson took Latinx dancing to a whole new level… Not to be missed." – Maira Hassan, The Vancouver Arts Review
Nightswimming is an award-winning Toronto-based dramaturgical theatre company with a national mandate focused on research, creation and performance through commissioning and developing new Canadian plays, musical works and dance. Our activities fall into three categories: Research includes exploratory work such as our Pure Research program; Creation includes commissioning playwrights and developing Canadian plays and dance works; Performance brings our new works to the stage in Toronto and on tour across Canada.
March 13-16 │8pm
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