Two performers play muse for each other and their choreographer, meeting and missing through the reflection of creative impulses. Together they negotiate nostalgia, narrative, and connection through choreography. Originally performed in 2009 at the former Theatre Centre, PORTRAIT marks a period in Toronto wherein dancetheatre was in question and crisis. Its revival offers an opportunity to celebrate these artists’ personal investment into an impossible form.
The Dietrich Group
Conceived, Directed and Choreographed by DA Hoskins; Dance Artists Danielle Baskerville, Robert Kingsbury; Film by Nico Stagias; Original Music by Gilles Goyette; Wardrobe by Mike Moore; Lighting Design by Simon Rossiter; Media by thisfunctional; Stage Managed by Emilie Aubin; Produced by Oz Weaver/The Dietrich Group
photo by Jeremy Mimnagh
Funding for PORTRAIT generously provided by Ontario Arts Council; Piano generously provided by Steinway Piano Gallery Toronto