Alias Dance Project Celebrates 10th Anniversary with a Double Bill of World Premieres

Over the past 10 years, Toronto's Alias Dance Project (ADP) has produced theatrically innovative, compelling works and created a risk-taking movement aesthetic. Now Lauren Cook, Artistic Director of Alias Dance Project, announces its most ambitious project yet for its 10th anniversary season:through your eyes, an epic double bill of world premieres that runs Thursday February 2 to Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Dancemakers Centre for Creation.

The two works featured in through your eyes are Untitled by talented choreographic duo Lauren Cook and ADP member Troy Feldman, and a new commission by acclaimed choreographer Hanna Kiel entitled
Me, You and Us.
Untitled, created by Cook and Feldman in collaboration with Sound Designer/projection designer/art director, Omar David Rivero (Driftnote), explores our desire to have more, be more, and be desired by more; and how that puts our human connection at risk. What happens when we have depleted our resources and destructed our relationships while trying to achieve status?

Kiel's Me, You and Us is about how our personal experience from the past shapes who we are now and how it affects the future.

Both works are created and performed with dance artists Caitlin Amodeo, Drew Berry, Francesca Chudnoff, Lauren Cook, Amanda Davis, Luke Garwood, Emily Law and Greg Selinger.

through your eyes
is a result of years of research, training and exchanging with artists across the Toronto dance community, integrating diverse movement styles and backgrounds into a combined vocabulary of contemporary dance, martial arts, parkour, various street dance styles and alternative partnering techniques. This double bill stands as a landmark in Alias' ten-year history, and is the beginning of the next chapter for the company.

Lauren Cook, Artistic Director, Choreographer, Alias Dance Project
Lauren Cook is the Artistic Director of Alias Dance Project, a choreographer, teacher, performer, and owner of The Cornerstone Studio. Lauren has self-produced several theatre and site-specific productions, and has showcased her work across Canada. She has performed in work by many notable choreographers: Julia Sasso, Kathleen Rea, Heidi Strauss, David Earle, Apolonia Velasquez, Ofilio Portillo, Troy Feldman, Susie Burpee, Valerie Calam and more. Lauren is currently part-time faculty at Ryerson University, and an Artistic Mentor and Artist in Residence for the TDSB, and works to facilitate opportunities for professional and pre-professional artists to train in alternative contemporary techniques with national and International Artists.

Troy Feldman, Choreographer, Alias Dance Project

Troy Feldman is a Toronto-based actor, dancer, parkour artist, acrobat and stuntman. Troy launched his professional career in the Dora Award-winning production Lord of the Rings (Mirvish Productions). Troy is known for his unique free style, combining acrobatics, breaking, free running, contemporary and house. A self-taught dancer, Troy has been a part of various crews including Warehouse Jacks, Albino Zebras, Supernaturals, ABS Crew, Conscious Souls and Gadfly Dance Company. A member of Alias Dance Project, Troy has been actively choreographing and performing with them since 2010.

Hanna Kiel, Commissioned Choreographer

Born in Seoul, South Korea, Hanna Kiel moved to Vancouver in 1996. She has presented her work at numerous venues including Dancing on the Edge, Asian Heritage Month Festival and Victoria's Lynda Raino Dance. In 2007, she collaborated with Yoko Ono as a dancer and choreographer at Vancouver's Centre A. Since moving to Toronto in 2008, Hanna has choreographed for Ballet Jörgen, Ryerson Dances, ProArteDanza, Kenny Pearl's Emerging Artist Intensive, Alias Dance Project and Soong Hee Woman's College in South Korea, among others. In 2012, she won Northwest Dance Project's 'Pretty Creatives' international choreographic competition (Oregon). As Artistic Director of Human Body Expression, she earned a Dora Mavor Moore Award nomination for Outstanding Choreography for Project L- The world that you created (2013).

Alias Dance Project deconstructs traditional dance forms and continually challenges its audience's experience of contemporary dance and performance through its raw physicality. Powerful, visually immersive and expressive,through your eyes promises to be an invigorating performance that is alive and in the moment. This work has been generously supported by the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Arts Council.
Alias Dance Project celebrates 10th Anniversary
with a double bill of world premieres: through your eyes
Choreography by Alias duo Lauren Cook and Troy Feldman & by Hanna Kiel
Thursday, February 2 - Sunday, February 5
Thursday-Saturday at 8pm / Sunday at 2pm & 8pm
Dancemakers Centre for Creation
15 Case Goods Lane, Studio 301, Toronto, Ontario
Tickets are $28 general admission.
Discounts ranging from $22-$26 for students, seniors, arts workers and groups of 10+
Visit to purchase tickets or call 416-519-0890

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