Join DanceHouse in celebration of Toronto Dance Theatre’s 50th anniversary with a unique retrospective program.
Formed in 1968, Toronto Dance Theatre is a recognized pillar of the Canadian cultural scene with almost 500 Canadian dance works in their repertoire. House Mix, a rare program showcasing three decades of masterful works by current Artistic Director Christopher House, offers Vancouver audiences the chance to travel through time and witness the evolution of movement, form, and style through 25 plus years. House Mix offers up an evening of five exceptional works, including:
Martingales (2016) – Referring to a gambler’s strategy, Martingales sees that strategy come alive on stage through the twisting and turning of dancers’ bodies and the glint of a ball lofting through space as 12 dancers play with order and chaos.
Excerpts from Fjeld (1990) – A slow, gorgeously meditative work, that showcases House’s masterful manipulation of the duet and trio set to the richly tonal music of Estonian composer Arvo Part.
Thirteen (2017) – With Thirteen, Christopher House takes movement themes from his celebrated 1983 work Glass Houses, repurposing them to animate a performance score in which the dancers are equal parts instant choreographers and musical improvisers. The work received its premiere in November 2017 in Bogotá, Colombia. 
Early Departures (1991) – Choreographed at the height of the AIDS crisis and heralded as a Canadian modern dance classic, audiences will find relevance in the universal emotional themes and rich imagery within the work over 25 years later.
Vena Cava (1999) – An audience favourite, Vena Cava is a classic kinetic work set to the dynamic music of composer Robert Moran. A tour de force of lightning-fast, rhythmically thrilling dancing, the choreography is a “dramatic and exhilarating showcase” (The New York Times).
Toronto Dance Theatre is one of Canada’s leading dance companies, recognized for the intelligent vision of its choreography, the beauty of its productions and the exceptional artistry of its dancers. Founded in 1968 by Peter Randazzo, Patricia Beatty and David Earle, and under the artistic direction of Christopher House since 1994, TDT has produced a remarkable body of original Canadian choreography.