SpringWorks indie theatre and arts festival hosted by Hermione PresentsFestival May 9-19, 2013
more detailed information coming soon.
Deadline for submission to enter January 15, go to SpringWorks
Our Commissioned Work
Letters, Facebook, Cellphones, the Internet...
People reaching out to each other across time & space
The human need for connection...
in 15 short vignettes
Dance, Song, Text, Video, New Music and You...
We have been in the process of imagining, researching and creating for 18 months, individually and in groups, in Toronto and in Stratford. Bless the Canada Council for supporting artists in exploration.
Human striving for connection, for communication and the contemporary age of media, of networks...?
What about paper, pen and the past...?
How do ideas start? Why approach a question?
A mobius strip is a mathetical construct that holds metaphorical ideas for our creative team.
A Mobius is a circle with a twist.
From a starting point, one must travel both sides of a mobius circle before you can return to the beginning.
Also, when bisected multiple times, the mobius surface becomes a series of interconnected circles/circuits, each discrete unto itself, but linked together... its own little network system.
How do we tell stories?
We are interested in-
how our various "art forms" integrate,
how we can entertain while exploring human connections.
Let the exploration continue-
Come share this work in progress with us
Here are a few of our moments...
~Dancing data bits.
~A thirty year love affair held together by letters.
~Relationships in cyberspace.
~Is there anyone at the other end of that machine?
~Are you my Facebook Friend? Will you hold my baby?
Robin Calvert was born and raised in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and graduated with honors from the Ryerson Theatre Dance Program. She has been performing, teaching and choreographing professionally for over 10 years.
Favorite performance credits include; Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, The Mayor’s Wife in Seussical, Zaneeta in The Music Man (Theatre Aquarius); Eugene Onegin (Canadian Opera Company); Joseph… (Stage West, Drayton Festival Theatre, Huron Country Playhouse, and the King’s Wharf Theatre); Swing in Anne of Green Gables (Confederation Centre for the Arts); Disco Cirque, British Invasion 1 and 2, Canada Rocks, Something Wonderful (CCFA); and a soloist in CJ8 (Harbourfront Centre – tour of Canada and Japan). Robin is looking forward to performing the role of “ Schwartzy” in 25th Annual… Spelling Bee for Drayton Entertainment.
Brad has been a professional actor for 30 years. A member of the Stratford Festival company for 22 seasons, his roles have included Bill Sikes (Oliver!), title role (The Count of Monty Cristo), The Common Man (A Man for all Seasons), and Laertes (Hamlet). Brad has appeared in almost the entire Shakespeare cannon. He has spent the last 2 summers at The Blyth Festival where he appeared as Harold in Mail Order Bride, and inThe Stephen Truscott Story. This summer at Blyth, Brad is performing in Border Town Café and The Book Of Esther. Directing credits include Our Town (Mercury Theatre) and Girls in the Gang (St. Clair College). He currently teaches acting at St. Clair College, Windsor and Fanshawe College, London. Brad is also an accomplished Stage Fighter and Fight Director.
is a performer, choreographer, and dance instructor in Toronto. Born
and raised in Prince George, B. C., where she trained in ballet, tap
and jazz. Siona received honors through the
Royal Academy of Dance and
Dance Education Syllabus, and is a graduate of
In 2007, Siona collaborated with Dr. Katherine Boydell of Sick Kids ,Community Health Systems Resource Group and presented a new research performance to an audience of international researchers, doctors and students. The work entitled Hearing Voices- Youth and Psychosis. As a result of this work and the desire to focus on inspirational entertainment, Siona joined forces with fellow artists Leah Jackson and Neesa Kenemy and founded a new performance company called Creative Habitat Dance Projects Inc. Creative Habitat is presently in rehearsals for a 2010 Educational tour of Hearing Voices, commissioned through CIHR to be presented in Toronto schools this month.
For the past four years Siona has been apart of the artistic faculty of the National Ballet School of Canada .