A Dance Studio Without Walls
March 16 + 17 / April 27 + 28 / May 18 + 19
Catch a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the creation and rehearsal processes of new dance works, watch a professional company dance class or participate in one of our NEW public workshops within the unique context of Union Station's West Wing at our Open Studio, as part of Union Dance. All for FREE in the heart of downtown Toronto.
Birthed in Fall 2017 as part of our 3rd annual festival programming in partnership with Union Station, Open Studio has since expanded, bringing dance off the stage and into the country’s busiest transit hub year-round.
Open Studio returns to Union Station's West Wing from March - May 2020. Mark your calendars for the spring edition, occurring twice monthly on March 16 + 17, April 27 + 28 and May 18 + 19.
Unfortunately, due to the current situation with COVID-19, and Union Station's position as the city's busiest transit hub, our March 16 + 17 Open Studio is cancelled. While saddened, we want to do our part to prioritize the health and wellbeing of all participants in our programming. We appreciate your continued support and look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events.
Monday March 16
1:00 – 4:00 pm
4:30 – 7:00 pm
HATAW Performing Arts
Rehearsing Gong Spirits, Ice Palaces
and Kalipay by Crista Aguinaldo
Tuesday March 17
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Parent Child Dance Workshop, with Jessica Runge
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
12:30 – 2:45 pm
tiger princess dance projects
Swallowing Clouds: Creative Arts & Movement Workshop
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
3:15 – 6:30 pm
Norman Dance Company
Rehearsing Chinese Classical
Dance – Dun Huang, by Tia Lu
Union Station's West Wing is located on street level just west of the Great Hall in the historic area of the building. Enter the building from the Front Street entrance and turn right. It is easily accessible via the Yonge Line on the TTC. Limited seating available on a first come, first serve basis. Free Wifi, presented by TD, is also available.
Open Studio Highlights
Call for Artists
Are you a dance artist, the director of a dance company, or member of an ad hoc performance group planning to be in rehearsal for an upcoming presentation or hold a company class or movement activity suited for the general public? Apply now to participate in our Spring 2020 Open Studio, in partnership with Union Dance.
There is no deadline for submitting your company rehearsal or class activity, but we advise submitting your proposal as soon as possible.
From September 23-25, as part of our annual fall festival, we transformed Union Station's West Wing into our Open Studio, an open-concept dance studio where the public was invited to observe the raw creative processes of renowned dancers and choreographers. Check out the artists and companies we showcased below:
For past programming prior to September 2019, click here.
Photo Credits: Top down, left to right:
Sampradaya Dance Creations, Photo by Kendra Epik | Gallery photo credits listed in caption