Get to know Charles Koroneho

October 25, 2016

 


 

Older & Reckless is only 2 weeks away! Today, we're honoured to share a Q&A with remarkable O&R artist Charles Koroneho. Charles is in demand across Canada as collaborator and/or facilitator with several renowned indigenous companies including Santee Smith's Kaha:wi Dance Theatre and the Dancers of Damelahamid in BC.Charles will be facilitating his Movement Culture Workshop October 31 - November 4 at the Citadel, Toronto. Don’t miss out on this exciting workshop! Only a few spots left!  Information and registration available here.

 

Q&A With Charles Koroneho

What is your current artistic focus?
My work is currently focused in two directions, firstly the development of a new performance work Tua o Te Arai, where I will be exploring bereavement, lamentation and ideas of an afterlife. Secondly, I am working on sharing ideas of hybrid training and movement cultures through workshops and classes with the aim of engaging curiosity in the body.

What is most challenging aspect of the work you will present at Older & Reckless?
I will be singing and dancing traditional poetic songs from my tribal area in New Zealand, some of the songs are no longer sung and exist only as an archival recording. Without a doubt, it is the combination of improvisational dance and the strict structure of singing and performing traditional Maori songs that is the most challenging aspect of the performance.

Are you looking forward to performing at Older & Reckless?
Yes, I see performance as a moment where you put your life on the stage for a brief time and share your opinion in the public arena, always stimulating, creative and sometimes terrifying.

Are you excited to return to Toronto and what do you most enjoy about the city?
I have been traveling to Toronto for about seven years, the city has a great arts community and people are generous and friendly. Lake Ontario and the island close to the city are always a highlight for my visits to Toronto.

presented in association with Harbourfront Centre
 

November 11 at 8:00pm
November 12 at 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 231 Queens Quay West, Toronto

 

 

Tickets: $30 / $25 (senior, CADA)
$15 Culture Break tickets available for students under 25 with valid ID

Call Harbourfront Centre Box Office: 416-973-4000
or available online here

Celebrate MOonhORsE Dance Theatre's 20th anniversary with some of Canada's most distinguised veteran dance artists featuring:

Margie Gillis (Montreal), Robert Desrosiers with cellist/singer Anne Bourne, dancer/co-founder of COBA (Collective Of Black Artists) BaKari I. Lindsay, choreographer/director Charles Koroneho (New Zealand), and Claudia Moore in a work by Apolonia Velasquez and Ofilio Sinbadinho (Gadfly).

 

Also featuring JOE - an exciting community project!
An excerpt of JOE, the late Jean Pierre Perreault's iconic contemporary dance work, will be performed by a cast of 30 amateurs, with several former JOE performers reviving their roles...Canadian dance history!

 

Our friends at TDT present
 

 

TDT’s ANIMATEDat the Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto.

 

November 1-5, 8:00 p.m.

$20-40 (Senior, CADA)

 

Toronto Dance Theatre presents twelve fabulous dancers in a diverse program of short works including the “gritty and unpredictable” Martingales, and Animated Shorts, set to the rollicking music of Michael J. Baker.

 

Image credit for ads: Members of the TDT company (2014).
Photo by Guntar Kravis

 

 

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