All Together Now, 2012. Photography by Tom Legrady
Jeanne Holmes - Toronto, Canada
All Together Now 2012
89 - Richmond Adelaide Centre, North Courtyard
111 Richmond Street West
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Built form and public space give rise to an ambient choreography that shapes and directs our urban experience
in tangible ways. All Together Now brings the body in motion into the architecture of the city in an
experiential collaboration. Like architecture, dance requires the creative manipulation of materials
to compose a distinctive world.
Throughout each hour of the 12-hour span of the event, audience participants learn a different style
of dance, coached by professional instructors from the field. From hip hop to Kathak to tai chi; each
of the twelve styles of dance reflecting the urban and cultural landscape of our city. In this case the
movement is the message.
Each hour will feature a different dance form and instructor, some with live music to accompany the class.
Audience participation is required! Changing areas will be provided so bring tights or tap shoes or ghunghru
depending on the hour.
Artist Biography: Jeanne Holmes, Artistic Producer of the Canada Dance Festival, has been active in the
Toronto performing arts scene for more than 20 years. Holmes was the Producing Director of Dancemakers
and the Centre for Creation and the Artistic Director of World Moves, Harbourfront Centre‘s international
dance season. She is a committed member of the Canadian dance community, and currently serves on the
CanDance Network Board and is the current chair of Dusk Dances, Toronto.