The Winchester Street Theatre
Toronto Dance Theatre was founded in 1968 by dancer/choreographers Peter Randazzo, Patricia Beatty and David Earle (the Founders). Over the last forty-nine years, the company has produced a unique body of original Canadian choreography and influenced the artistic development of dancers, choreographers and other collaborators from across the country.
About The Winchester Street Theatre
As a touring company, TDT has had a major impact on the development of audiences for dance across Canada. In the mid-eighties, under the artistic direction of Kenny Pearl, the reputation of the company grew after significant successes in New York and Great Britain. David Earle followed as Artistic Director from 1988-94, enlarging the company and creating large-scale works. Christopher House joined the company as a dancer in 1979, became Resident Choreographer in 1981 and Artistic Director in 1994. Under House’s direction, the company has opened its doors to collaborations with international artists including the iconic American choreographer Deborah Hay. Initiatives such as the Berlin (2009), Paris (2011), Brussels (2013) and New York/Toronto (2016) Projects bring stimulating new perspectives to the Toronto dance scene. Choreographic showcases and the discussion series Into the Work are designed to facilitate an exchange of ideas between artists and the audience, and TDT’s Education program offers a wide variety of dance experiences for young audiences. TDT performs in the Winchester Street Theatre, along with the The School of Toronto Dance Theatre.
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