February 08

Liminal DanceWorks@Franco Boni Theatre The Theatre Centre February 1-4, 2023

By A.J.Lam

A whimsical revolving intricate dance performance involving a threesome of dancers robing and disrobing while negotiating a rotating darkened but dramatically-lit stage.

“We at DanceWorks are thrilled to present the premiere of Liminal, featuring the exceptional
artists of Throwdown Collective. From conception to realization, the artists have invested enormous energy and dedication to achieve the distinctive signature of this work. The skill and sensitivity of the performers onstage are matched, and supported, by the grit and tenacity of this group
effort – many years in the making!”
-Mimi Beck-Curator-DanceWorks

“Toronto-based Throwdown Collective (Zhenya Cerneacov, Mairéad Filgate and Brodie Stevenson) got their start 15 years ago creating site-specific works for Dusk Dances Festival, which toured throughout Canada. Since then, they have created and performed their work in a diverse range of settings including the Haliburton Sculpture Forest, the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, a fashion runway, and for 3D film. Throwdown Collective garnered two audience choice awards at dance: made in canada/fait au canada, and a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Choreography for their stage work Various Concert. Liminal is their first full-length work for stage and
most ambitious project to date.”