For the last twenty seven years, the Fleck Dance Theatre in Ontario has held the WINTERSONG performances at the harbourfront in December as part of Canada\’s holiday season. This awesome, breathtaking dance choreography showcases solstice traditions and themes in a beautiful rendition of four carefully chosen songs performed by amazing dancers.
Grades two to twelve will dance the annual WINTERSONG – dances for a sacred season performance. It\’s hard to believe the performers are students of the school of CCDT or Canadian Contemporary Dance Theater. The dance school is a place for aspiring young dancers to enhance themselves in dance for their minds, bodies and spirits. The Canadian Contemporary Dance Theater is funded not only by public funding but by community support as well as grants from the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Ontario Arts Endowment Fund.
WINTERSONG is a heartwarming performance of seasonal dance that will keep anyone captivated through the whole, inspiring show. For twenty seven years, this performance has warmed the hearts of many. It is family oriented and shows the solstice traditions worldwide as different cultures celebrate the holidays. Young dancers tackle many complex scenes from many different cultures and are amazing.
The founding artistic director of CCDT, Deborah Lundmark is a remarkable choreographer that impresses audiences with her works and collaborations. Her creativity has brought WINTERSONG to the forefront of Toronto\’s entertainment during the holidays. Get ready to meet some of Canada\’s dancers, choreographers and musician\’s for the WINTERFEST performance each year. Favorites like Colin Conner, Carol Anderson, Deborah Lundmark and Kim Frank perform along with musicians Kirk Elliot, Ben Grossman and Rebecca Campbell. Of course it wouldn\’t be WINTERFEST without Santee Smith each year.
WINTERFEST and dances for a sacred season can be enjoyed by families from infant to elderly. The performance draws on the winter solstice tradition, which means light and life reborn from darkness and inspiration that is endless.
The performance is located at the Harbourfront Center\’s ten acre waterfront site. More than seventeen million people visit each year making it the perfect place for so many to see this brilliant and inspirational performance.