Arts Etobicoke, Lakeshore Arts and City of Toronto present a Signature Project for Cultural Hotspot:
Dancing In The Thrid Act was performed on May 20, 21, 22, 2015 at Silverthron CI.
Dancing In The Third Act is a unique seniors’ dance project created by award-winning choreographer Randy Glynn. This remarkable one-hour dance, was originally created on 12 untrained seniors in the historic town of Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia.
For the Etobicoke production, Arts Etobicoke and Lakeshore Arts sent out a call looking for senior participants for this exciting project. The response was amazing and unexpected; the organizations received over 40 applicants for the 12 spots. After an audition and interview process, choreographer Randy Glynn selected dancers who range in age from 60-86, each with their own unique life story.
Under Glynn's guidance these seniors who have little to no previous dance training transform into accomplished dancers. They bring their indefatigable strength, endurance and life experience to this intimate and playful piece. By opening night the participants will have completed three months of intensive dance training and rehearsal, culminating in three professionally staged public performances. We've been interviewing the cast throughout the process. See part 1 here and part 2 here.
Dancing In The Third Act is as entertaining as it is life-affirming.
Dancing In The Third Act is sponsored by Delmanor Prince Edward.
Arts Etobicoke and Lakeshore Arts want to acknowledge the support of the City of Toronto, Cultural Hotspot, Ontario Arts Council, and Ontario Trillium Foundation.