Toronto Fringe Festival: Our Top 6 Picks!

The Toronto Fringe Festival is an awesome opportunity to support local artists & witness some incredibly diverse works! Below are a few that we’re super excited about
& you might just see some familiar faces!

Clockwise from top left: Jen Hum in ‘Little Fires’; Cast Members of ‘SExT’; Kylie Thompson in ‘Wireless Connection’; Cast Members of ‘[un]BOXED’; Mateo Galindo Torres & Jasmyn Fyffe in ‘Rated R’; Cast Members of ‘Exterminating Angel’

Clockwise from top left: Jen Hum in ‘Little Fires’; Cast Members of ‘SExT’; Kylie Thompson in ‘Wireless Connection’; Cast Members of ‘[un]BOXED’; Mateo Galindo Torres & Jasmyn Fyffe in ‘Rated R’; Cast Members of ‘Exterminating Angel’

  • Rated R – a potent, socially charged double bill, that challenges social perceptions. Conceived and choreographed by Aria Evans, this double bill of physically dynamic works is relevant, timely and raw.
    – Location: Randolph Theatre (736 Bathurst Street – at Bloor)
    – Barreworks Connection: Instructors Mateo Galindo Torres and Kathia Wittenborn will be performing as dancers
    – Show Times & Tickets: Click here
    – Social: @TheGoToComp on Instagram; @TheGoToComp on Twitter; The Go To Companyon Facebook

  • [un]BOXED – this new, full-length contemporary dance production weaves together several different vignettes and acts that explore the theme of restrictions.
    – Location: Annex Theatre (730 Bathurst Street – at Bloor)
    – Barreworks Connection: Instructor Jen Hum will be performing as a dancer & instructor Mateo Galindo Torres choreographed a solo
    – Show Times & Tickets: Click here
    – Social: @form_cdt on Instagram; @FormCDT & @Jay9Dance on Twitter; Jay 9 Dance Projects on Facebook; www.formcdt.ca

  • Little Fires – A pair of dance works exploring instinct, mortality, and the constant presence of tiny disasters.
    – Location: Factory Theatre Main Space (125 Bathurst Street – at Adelaide)
    – Barreworks Connection: Instructor Jen Hum will be performing as a dancer.
    – Show Times & Tickets: click here
    – Social: @polynomialsdance on Instagram; @Polynomials_ on Twitter; PolynomialsDanceon Facebook; www.polynomialsdance.com

  • Exterminating Angel – Inspired by Luis Buñuel’s surrealist film of the same name, Exterminating Angel is an intensely physical and theatrical contemporary dance work, choreographed by Alysa Pires. When a group of bourgeoisie dinner guests find themselves psychologically trapped, social pretence gives way to hostility and hysteria. Don’t miss this athletic and emotional piece of dance theatre.
    – Location: Al Green Theatre (750 Spadina Avenue – at Bloor)
    – Barreworks Connection: Instructor Andrea Gregario and Sierra Chin-Sawdy from our Front Desk Team, will both be performing as dancers.
    – Show Times & Tickets: click here
    – Social: @alysapiresdanceprojects on Instagram; @alysapires on Twitter; Alysa Pires Dance Projects on Facebook

  • Wireless Connection – Colourful. Vibrant. Physical. Electric. A reprise of the 2014 contemporary-fusion dance work form Point of View Dance Project, choreographed by Amy Adams and Kylie Thompson. “Exploring relationships in the digital age, it showed not only the fierce dancing abilities of the group, and vibrant choreography, but also an irrepressibility that shouts just go with it” – Fjord Review
    – Location: Al Green Theatre (750 Spadina Avenue – at Bloor)
    – Barreworks Connection: no staff are directly involved, but we’re big fans of this choreographer duo!
    – Show Times & Tickets: click here
    – Social: @povdance on Instagram; @povdanceproject on Twitter; POV Dance Project on Facebook; www.povdanceproject.com

  • SExT – You’ve seen the protests. Adults have lots to say about Sex Ed. Time to let teens give THE TALK! SExT: Sex Education by Theatre empowers youth from a community where sexuality is a cultural taboo to take centre stage. Let this diverse group sing and dance you through topics of consent, sexting, relationships & stereotypes. You may learn a few things! #SExTEd *Note: Mature language – suggested audience 13+
    – Location: Annex Theatre (730 Bathurst Street – at Bloor)
    – Barreworks Connection: Directed & Created by Shira Taylor, one of our amazing clients! Bo Lam, our Communications Director, was also involved with choreography & movement coaching.
    – Show Times & Tickets: click here
    – Social: @sextedshow on Instagram; @sextedshow on Twitter; SExT: Sex Education by Theatre on Facebook; www.sexeducationbytheatre.com