This MortalMedical Body at The Garage

IMG_3764Artistic Director, Candice Irwin, has spent the past three month as one of The Garage TO‘s fall choreographers. During this time she has been working on further ideas towards the creation of This MortalMedical Body.

Join her and three other choreographers, Saturday December 7th, as they share their works in progress. Performances will be at Canadian Contemporary Theatre. Entrance is by donation. More details can be found on The Garage’s facebook event.

Dancing in Basements on Sundays

Curated by David Newberry, In Basements on Sundays is a weekly music series where local musicians get to share some tunes with us all. For this special program choreographer Alison Daley has paired six choreographers with these musicians and asked them to create something to present in this intimate space. Candice will be creating something small to the music of Stacey Dowswell to be performed by Nyda Kwasowsky, Amanda Pye, Liisa Smith, Denise Solleza and Irma Villafuerte.

Come join us Sunday November 5th from 7-9pm in the basement bar at the Wenona Lodge for a night of intimate night of dance and song. Free to attend (and $4 beers!).

Body Stories is off to Alberta

fullsizeoutput_299cBody Stories is honoured to be presenting their new work, Human Landscapes, at the 36th Annual Alberta Dance Festival: Dancing Home – A Celebration of Canadian Artists. Presented by Dancers’ Studio West, the festival is presenting 11 new works by emerging and established choreographers.

Human Landscapes, choreographed by Candice Irwin and performed by Alison Keery, Roxanne Korpan and Amanda Pye, takes inspiration from the View from Here Series by visual artist Wanda Koop. Through landscape-inspired tableaus and movement, Candice is delving into the obsolete purpose of humans from the perspective of our environment.

Body Stories will be performing during the first weekend of the festival from September 7th to 9th at The Pumphouse Theatre in Calgary AB.

Tickets range from $24-$46 and can be purchased online or at the door.

Photo by Candice Irwin of Alison Keery, Roxanne Korpan and Amanda Pye in Human Landscapes.

Always With Me is Coming to Toronto!

DSC_6655The journey to create Always With Me has been a long one. Since the desk entered our lives almost three years ago it has travelled all over Toronto. Excerpts of the piece have been presented at Newfound Dance’s Movement Market, Emma Letki’s Fall Dances, Series 808’s Choreographic Performance Workshop, The Chimera Project’s FRESH BLOOD, The Space’s Seen But Not Heard art party and The Attic Arts Hub’s Hub Hop (have we mentioned it has been a long journey?) And now the full length version is finally premiering in Toronto on April 15th and 16th at Hub14! Performances will be at 8pm both evenings and we will also have a LATE NIGHT SHOW ON SATURDAY AT 10PM!

Always With Me is a duet between Candice Irwin and her work desk. Through conversations with the audience and her inanimate dance partner she exposes the most intimate relationships in her life and wonder if she give them the full attention they deserve. Part biography, part social commentary, Always With Me, leaves one questioning if the communication tools we have developed in the last century are helping or hindering our ability to connect to one another.

Irwin will also be presenting a work-in-progress version of Rotation(s). An ensemble work being performed by Rachel Cornejo, Hannah Schallert, Grace Smith Denise Solleza and Oriah Wiersma.

If you are interested in joining us we suggest you buy your tickets in advance because is a very small venue and we’d hate to turn you away. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 cash at the door (if you want to take your chances) and can be purchase online through Brown Paper Tickets 

Seen But Not Heard

DSC_6653Candice Irwin will be performing an excerpt of Always With Me at The Space’s Seen But Not Heard art party. An event where artists come together to create a multimedia, immersive art experience. This performance is in preparation for Body Stories’ presentation of Always With Me April 15th and 16th at Hub14.


February 11th, 2016 @ 8pm @ CineCycle

Tickets: $5 at the door and BYOB! No glass bottle please

Check out the Facebook event for more info

Photo by Omer Yukseker