I came across your blog because I’ve been trying to get the word out about the Festival of New Dance (Oct 11-16). Part of the Festival includes performances from Toronto dance company, Corpus. They’re known to lots of kids across Canada as the stars of Treehouse TV’s 4-Square and they’ll be performing free shows in public places as part of the festival. On Friday, October 14th they’ll be at Atlantic Place at 12:30 and 2 and then on Saturday and Sunday they’ll be performing at the Avalon Mall at noon and 1:30.
Corpus will be doing two pieces, and I’m sure they’ll both appeal to children. They’re funny, slapstick romps – in one (Les Moutons) the dancers do a studied impersonation of sheep complete with being shorn, a wolf attack and lots of bleating. The other, A Flock of Flyers, has the company performing aerial feats as if they were planes but, of course, without the planes.
Here’s an example of Les Moutons: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CC2Qd3isCuA
And Flock of Flyers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Urp2SIJhJJ4&feature=related
I think that these events will be really amazing for children, they’re free and it’s an unexpected and really funny introduction to the world of dance. Corpus have performed all over the world and we’re really lucky to have them in St. John’s for the festival. I hope if this interests you you will consider mentioning it in your blog!
Thanks so much!