TESTOSTERONE, the full-length dance that Newton Moraes Dance Theatre has created with four male dancers premieres Thursday, April 28, at Dancemakers Centre for Creation.
According to Susan Walker, the show is his biggest, best, most complex and compelling work to date.
The Brazilian Newton Moraes is a poet of the human body, who ties sensitivity into the art of dance. Through choreography that blooms from the hardships and the pleasures of the soul, he has become one of the major references of contemporary ballet in Canada.
From Porto Alegre to the world
Newton Moraes first stepped into the world of dance while he was still in Porto Alegre, a city in southern Brazil. His heart and desire to improve his art caused the dancer to move to Canada in 1991. “I came to Canada at the invitation of the anthropologist Robert Shirley. He always encouraged me to develop my art and said that, here in Canada, I would have more chances to learn new techniques, as this is one of the leading countries in the dance world. Bob, as I affectionately called him, was my companion for 23 years, until his death in 2008,” he says.
In Toronto, Newton created the dance company Newton Moraes Dance Theatre, recognized and respected internationally for integrating Latin American and Canadian arts in his repertoire.
More about Newton Moraes can be found in the article written by Julianna Dalla for Wave Magazine.
Part of Danceworks/Co-works
When: April 28-30 @ 8pm / May 1 @ 3pm
Where: Dancemakers Theatre, 313, 9 Trinity St., Distillery District – Toronto
How much: $25 General Admission, $20 Seniors, CADA Members and Students. Ingressos aqui ou ligue 647-920-2883