World After Dark

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(Wednesday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm(GMT-08:00)


Evergreen Cultural Centre Studio Theatre

1205 Pinetree Way

Event Details

Shannon Litzenberger Contemporary Dance

A new, Dora Mavor Moore Award nominated production by Shannon Litzenberger Contemporary Dance, World After Dark explores the erosion of our relationship to night, inspired by Christopher Dewdney’s popular book Acquainted with the Night: Excursions through the world after dark. From the three stages of nightfall to the science of the cosmos; from the birth of nightlife to the empire of dreams; from the biology of nocturnal creatures to the mythology of the night sky, World After Dark takes us on an epic voyage through the mysteries of night, inviting us to reclaim the night – a metaphor for the sensual, the embodied, and the feminine.

The creation of World After Dark has been generously supported by the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, Soulpepper’s Resident Artist Program, Toronto Dance Theatre’s Creation Residency Program, Harbourfront Centre’s Performing Arts Residency Program, The National Ballet of Canada’s CreativAction Open Studio Programme, the residency program of Peggy Baker Dance Projects & Canada’s National Ballet School and the Work in Progress (W.I.P) program of Free Flow Dance Theatre Company.

Touring has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of the Power Corporation of Canada, the Kingfisher Foundation and the Ontario Arts Council.


Shannon Litzenberger (she/her) is an award-winning dance artist, embodiment facilitator and experienced cultural leader working at the intersection of art, ideas and transformational change. As a dancer and performance maker, her work explores our relationship to land, the politics of belonging, and the forgotten wisdom of the body. She collaborates frequently with the wind in the leaves collective and has been an invited resident artist at Soulpepper Theatre, Toronto Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, Atlantic Ballet Theatre, Banff Centre, the Remai Modern, and the Gros Morne Summer Music Festival. As a skilled freelance strategist, programmer, leadership developer, policy thinker and embodiment facilitator, she works with leading organizations in the arts, academia, and the corporate sector. She is currently a Program Associate with the Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement; a guest facilitator at the Ivey Business School; and a Chalmers Fellow, exploring the relationship between embodiment, leadership and social change. Her essay Why We Need Artists Right Now was featured in the May 2022 Issue of The Philanthropist.

Adult $41 | Senior: $37 | Student: $16

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