Performance

In-Person | Live Music | All-Ages | World Premiere

Doors open at 5pm, event starts at 6PM

Join us for a magical performance at Toronto's iconic Evergreen Brick Works for the world premiere of In Blue Rooms as part of the second season of FFDN’s outdoor series Heirloom. Featuring all-live music and a free panel discussion.

Heirloom artists Zack Martel, Santiago Rivera, Michael Bridge and Daniel Hamin Go. Video by Jeremy Mimnagh

Your invitation into the personal, colourful and surreal world of next generation choreographers Zack Martel and Santiago Rivera (Montréal), set to the tune of original new arrangements by musicians Daniel Hamin Go and Michael Bridge, of Toronto’s Royal Conversatory of Music.

After the great success of its inaugural season in 2021, our outdoor series Heirloom is returning with a new programmatic theme. We are thrilled to bring Heirloom to some of Ontario’s treasured green spaces in St. Catharines, Peterborough and Orillia as well as a performance at Toronto’s Evergreen Brick Works.

This year’s Heirloom performance is sure to delight the senses. Rivera and Martel’s whimsical choreography at once blurs the lines of juggling, contemporary circus, dance and object manipulation to tell the story of separation and the journey of coming together, performed by four accomplished jugglers and dancers from Montréal. Live music by a trio of musicians, including Daniel (cello), Michael (accordion) and Brad Cherwin (clarinet) accompanies the movement for this new full-length collaborative work, much like a witty repartee between music and physical storytelling.

In Blue Rooms is playful, curious and bursting with imagination. This presentation is truly a spark of magic for all ages.

This is an in-person presentation taking place at the TD Future Cities Centre at the Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto on Tuesday Sep 20, 2022, at 6:00 PM (doors open at 5:00 PM). 

Tickets are Pay What You Can (suggested amount: $15 per audience member).
This event can be added to a Festival Package as an add-on.

Your ticket to Heirloom / Toronto also gives you free access to attend a live, moderated panel discussion titled 'Inclusive Performance and Public Space', presented as part of The Evergreen Ignite Speaker Series - a series of experiential talks that showcase how public space can be used to build community and connection to one’s city. The panelists will prepare the audience for the Heirloom performance by discussing why it is important to bring performance and the arts into the public sphere, and how we can strive to make public performances more accessible to diverse audiences.

The discussion will start at 6:00 PM and will run approximately 60-minutes. The Heirloom performance beings at 7:30 PM

Moderator: Leah Houston, Mabelle Arts

Panelists: Syma Shah, Executive Director of Programming at Union Station; Anna Gallagher-Ross, Senior Manager of Programming at The Bentway; plus one additional panelist to be announced.

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Schedule of events:

5:00 PM - Doors open at Evergreen Brick Works

6:00 PM - 'Inclusive Performance and Public Space' Ignite Speaker Series discussion

7:30 PM - Heirloom performance

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

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You can catch an Heirloom performance also in St Catharines (Sep 17), Orillia (Sep 22) and Peterborough (Sep 25). 


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Ignite Series Panel Talk - Inclusive Performance in Public Space