Away to Create
Natasha Powell and friends. Photo by Fran Chudnoff.
You’re never alone in jazz. Connection lies at the heart of it all. Connection to self, others, music, memory, history, elders – and most of all, to the form itself.
Fall for Dance North, external link’s artist-in-residence Natasha Powell – artistic director of Holla Jazz (Toronto) – creates a new work with 11 students from The School of Performance Dance Program in a two-week “bubbled” residency hosted by Orillia Centre for Arts + Culture, external link. Starting from research around chorus girls and the lives of women in the early 20th century, Powell and the dancers enter the unknown space of creative process. The project offers the dancers a bridge from their pre-professional training to the professional realm.
Travel to Orillia, step into the studio and catch glimpses of their creative journey through Jeremy Mimnagh’s short documentary film, to be released September 17.
Experience in-person pop-up performances – set to new music by composer Sabine Ndalamba – in outdoor spaces around Toronto. Date and location information to be announced in September.
Connect with the process. Connect with the artists.
Connect with jazz.
Together Again - Free, Live Presentations
|September 24||5:00 pm||Yonge and Dundas Square|
|October 2||1:00 pm||Union Station|
|October 15||TBA||as part of the Orillia Jazz Festival, external link|
|October 16||TBA||TBA in Toronto|
More information about the Away to Create documentry will be shared in the coming weeks.