Heirloom / St. Catharines Playbill Notes

Last updated: Sep 17, 2022

Artistic Director

Thank you for joining us for

Sep 17, 4 pm
World Premiere
A Fall for Dance North commission

Co-presented with
FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

In Blue Rooms

New full-length work
Duration: approximately 60 minutes - no intermission

There will be a short post-show Q&A with the artists of Heirloom moderated by Diana Moser of FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre.

'In Blue Rooms' is a personal journey of four individuals that want to tell their stories as humans and as artists. It is a show about separation and finding what brings us together. The artists explore the relationships they have with themselves as well as with each other. The feeling of being stuck in a room with someone until you're forced to acknowledge one another. Getting to know a stranger only to find out you had more in common than you thought, and sharing the emotions that come from it. Mirrored sequences, dynamic movements, and flying objects create the closure of a long time of training and research.

Repertoire - In Concert Order

Fauré: Élégie

Piazzolla: Le Grand Tango
with Jugglers

Lutosławski: Four Dance Preludes
Fauré: Après un rêve

Granados: Spanish Dance No. 5 “Andalusia”
Albeniz: Leyenda “Asturias”
with Dancers

Beethoven: Trio in Bb, Op.11, ii. Adagio ed espressione 

Lutosławski: Dance Prelude
Pidgorna: Lekking Birds (excerpt)
with Jugglers + Dancers



*All musicians are presented with the generous support of The Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto. Special thanks to Barry Shiffman and Alan Macdonald.



Heirloom Production Team

PRODUCER - Jillian Vanstone


LEAD TECHNICIAN - Julia Beaulieu

Engage with the Artists

To gain more insight into the creative process of In Blue Rooms and get to know the choreographers better, check out episode one of the third season of FFDN's in-house podcast Mambo, available to stream on demand.

Stream on FFDN's website

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Ilter Ibrahimof - Artistic Director

Aviva Fleising - General Manager

Lily Sutherland - Executive Producer

Milana Glumicic - Producer, Digital Programming

Simon Rossiter - Director of Design

Aidan Ware - Director of Production

Melissa Forstner - Director of Advancement and Philanthropy

Melina Osorio - Finance and Advancement Officer

Sheila O'Neill - Communications & Marketing Manager


Seasonal Staff

Leah Totten - Festival Coordinator

Bradley Langham - Box Office Manager

Faith Buchanan - Community Arts Coordinator

Nikki Chabrol - Volunteer Coordinator

Elise Roopchan - Digital Engagement


Year-Round Collaborators

Web Developer/Web & Technology Team - Mouth Media

Graphic Designer - Eric Rochon (Brood Studios)

Publicity & Communications - Murray Patterson Marketing Group

Financial Services - Robert Gore and Associates


To read more about our team and their bios, please visit the Our Village page on the FFDN website.


Board of Directors

Chair Valerie Wilder

Past Chair Joan Lozinski

Treasurer Gerry Hannochko
Advising Representative (Portfolio Manager), Dealing Representative - Qwest Investment Fund Management Ltd.

Julia Blackburn
CEO, NPower Canada

Jovana Blagotic
Chief of Staff, Chartered Professional Accountants Canada (CPA Canada)
Jim Hwang
Chief Operating Officer, Firinne Capital

Heather Ogden
Principal Dancer, The National Ballet of Canada

Emma Sako
Senior Associate, Torys LLP

Karen Sparks
Director, Philanthropic Advisory Services BMO Private Wealth