Independent Showcase: The Parahumans

Thursday, September 12, 2019
7:30pm to 8:00pm
Robertson Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

The Parahumans present Dance Alchemy

About the Parahumans

The Parahumans are an interdisciplinary and post-contemporary dance company created by Artistic Director, Dave Wilson. 

The company supports emerging dance artists and the development of innovative stage creations. Past performances have included film, music, fashion shows, and theatre. The company have toured in England and performed locally in Toronto at festivals and cabaret venues.

About the Showcase:

The ‘Dance Alchemy,’ 35-minute Showcase at Ontario Contact on Thursday September 12, 7.30pm, will feature excerpts from 3 Solos and an 18-minute group dance.

Alchemy has been identified in the past with chemical change, transformation and a mixing of compounds. In the works presented here, the ingredients are - body, space, flow, dynamics and relationships, equating in a similar way to earth, air, water, fire, spirit (mystery).

The three solos take dance in specific historical contexts, and re-format the aesthetics ‘of the day’ to create new contemporary stylisations. The group dance transforms over time, through 3 sections of music.

Amanda Meadows (soloist) dancing with another dancerLauren Runions performing a solo danceYui Ugai performs a solo dance


Though we are showcasing new work at Ontario Contact, with a view to it, or parts of it, touring in some format (see performance details below) during 2020, any of the showcasing projects and more are available for booking if Presenters have a particular preference or a desired custom-fit.

Our touring shows begin at 2 soloists minimum and moves up to several dancers (male & female); we are also open to including local dancers, children, teens and amateurs in some devised performances. Our rates align with those suggested by CANDANCE and CADA. We can also lead workshops and/or teach repertoire in schools as well as giving lecture-demonstrations and performances.

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