Getting to know Older & Reckless artist DARRYL TRACY


Darryl Tracy is well-loved in the Toronto dance community. A senior faculty member at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, Darryl has trained and inspired many a young dance light. A dynamic performer, he joined forces with Heidi Strauss under Four Chambers dance projects from 1999-2006, commissioning duets from renowned Canadian creators. Tracy has been nominated top dancer in Toronto by NOW magazine, and for the K.M. Hunter Award. At O&R#40, Darryl and Ric Brown, now in their 50’s, will perform In Two Days a Man Can Change by Lesandra Dodson. “Her duet for dancers Darryl Tracy and Ric Brown radiates her delicious and droll take on the foibles of humankind.” – Paula Citron, Globe & Mail “Ric and I started dancing together way back when we were baby dancers and have been lifelong friends and buddies. In Two Days a Man Can Change is a great deal about our friendship. We have many opportunities to perform this work and it ages with us- deepens somehow.”- Darryl Tracy

Who/what inspires you?

Almost all of my colleagues

When did you know you wanted to be a dancer?

As long as I have remembered

Who was your most significant teacher and why?

Pat Miner continues to make a huge impact on my life as an artist and as a mover. She has a unique ability to provoke without imposing.

What is the best part of being an older performer?

The money...haha- I think the ability to call upon life experiences inside process and inside performance.

Older & Reckless #40

in association with Harbourfront Centre

Friday November 10, 2017 at 8pm Saturday November 11, 2017 at 2pm & 8:00pm Harbourfront Centre Theatre Tickets: $25 - $30

Available at Harbourfront Centre Website or (416) 973-4000

OLDER & RECKLESS celebrates age on stage and life-long passion by featuring older dancers who dare to approach mastery in their art form. Its an event! Audience warm-ups, after parties, workshops and more!

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