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Dancing with the Universe
Artist Vivian Chong by photographer Sarah Jones
Dancing with the Universe is a ensemble dance theatre production that tells Vivian Chong’s life story of losing her sight and rediscovering herself as a multidisciplinary artist and athlete.
Dancing with the Universe is a dance theatre production co-directed by Vivian Chong and choreographer Kathleen Rea with dramaturge by Tristan Whiston. Chong performs in the production alongside an ensemble cast of six dancers and cellist Cheryl Ockrant. Dancing with the Universe is an interdisciplinary journey of human emotions that shines a light on grief and resilience. Through her sense of humour and by moving towards that which she loves, Chong finds her voice as a multidisciplinaryView more
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There will be a book-launch, signing and book sales for Vivian Chong's graphic memoir "Dancing after TEN" after the Saturday April 23 performance.
207 Queens Quay West, 3rd Floor, Queens Quay Terminal, Toronto, ON M5J 1A7
Dancing with the Universe is recommended for ages 14+.The show involves a depiction of a medical emergency, loss, and the stages of grieving through dance and animated drawings. More details aboutView more
Dancing with the Universe is recommended for ages 14+.The show involves a depiction of a medical emergency, loss, and the stages of grieving through dance and animated drawings. More details about the content of this show will be included in the Visual Story (coming soon). The Fleck Dance Theatre is wheelchair accessible. Volunteers and Harbourfront Centre staff will be available to assist patrons with getting in and out of the theatre from the building entrance 30 minutes before and after each show and can provide Sighted Guide to patrons who require ‘Curb-to-Seat’ support.Both shows (April 23 and April 24) will be presented with live Audio Description. Audio Description introductory notes will be provided ahead of the performance. Audio Description equipment is limited and should be reserved in advance to avoid disappointment. Audio Description introductory notes will be given 10 minutes before the performance. Please arrive 20 minutes before showtime to pick up your receiver and earpiece.ASL Interpretation will be provided on Saturday, April 23 only. A Relaxed Performance is available on Sunday, April 24 only. For the Relaxed Performance, a visual story will be available, content warnings will be provided, house lights will dim slightly and audience members are welcome to come and go as needed. Sounds from the audience are welcome and expected. If you require a wheelchair-accessible seat, audio description equipment, or Sighted Guide ‘Curb-to-Seat’ service, please contact the box office by email at email@example.com or call (416) 973-4000 and choose option 1.If you have questions about the access features offered for this event, please contact Accessibility Coordinator Katherine Hale at firstname.lastname@example.org. or (416) 973-4960View less