SummerWorks Performance Festival
Founded in 1991, SummerWorks Performance Festival is widely recognized as one of the most important platforms for launching new work– locally, nationally and internationally. SummerWorks encourages risk, questions, and creative exploration while insisting on accessibility, integrity, and professionalism. We are interested in continuously reimagining and innovating the possibilities of performance- how it is created, presented and experienced.
The Theatre Centre
The Theatre Centre is a nationally recognized live-arts incubator that serves as a research and development hub for the cultural sector. We provide artists with infrastructure and resources to make their art – from idea to production. The Theatre Centre is committed to new work and new ways of working. We are a public space, open and accessible to the people of our community, where citizens can imagine, debate, celebrate, protest, unite and be responsible for inventing the future.
Anandam Dancetheatre creates live performances that explores the body as a curious and shifting filter for diverse viewpoints and practices. Performances are created from dissonant sources in often alternative spaces or re-visioned traditional ones, collaboration among artists is post disciplinary and the aesthetic interest is polycultural.
FADO Performance Art Centre
Established in 1993, FADO Performance Art Centre is a not-for-profit artist-run centre for performance art based in Toronto, Canada. FADO recognizes that performance art as a practice has multiple histories and encompasses various regional, cultural, political and aesthetic differences. FADO exists to provide a supportive platform and rigorous curatorial context for the work of Canadian and international performance artists, at all stages of their careers, who have chosen performance art as a primary medium to create and communicate provocative new images and new perspectives.
Little Black Afro Theatre Company
Little Black Afro Theatre Company is a community of artists dedicated to providing spaces and resources for the development of new Canadian work. From readings and workshops to full productions we connect artists with local charities through outreach, donations and volunteering.
Toronto Dance Community Love-In
Toronto Dance Community Love-In is home to the love revolution, taking place in Canadian dance. Dedicated to the radical and rampant cultivation of tomorrow’s badass leaders and lovers, we promote democratic pedagogy, anti-competition and wild creative abandon through our programming and our presence in the Toronto dance community. By connecting, supporting and welcoming artists locally and across the planet, the Love-In is making Toronto a destination for revolutionary artist-run dance activity. We are building better making; we are radicalizing movers; we are building a dance house of LOVE.
Volcano is an international award-winning theatre company based in Toronto. Using innovations in global and intercultural performance practice, Volcano creates theatre that is stylistically and socially modern, exploring identity, politics, and history. Volcano is both cosmopolitan and uniquely Canadian, bringing this country the latest in international theatre trends while touring Canadian artists and works around the world. Led by Artistic Director Ross Manson, Volcano has been a vital contributor to the independent theatre scene since 1994, and continues to question what it means to be a purveyor of outward-looking, rigorous Canadian performance.