Summer Creative Residency at Toronto Dance Theatre, June 20-24th, 2016
Thanks to Christopher House and the entire TDT team!
"This week I was challenged, questioned, inspired and my mind was opened in a new way. I'm still digesting the fullness of it but I want to sincerely thank my dancers Marie Lambin-G.Jonna AbramsAlyssa Petrolo and Bretonie Burchell for all that they gave and for being so open and working incredibly hard. Our harpist Leslie Willis who brought a vibe into the space that was so unique! Mentorship with Julia Sasso was unreal! Big love to Kenny Pearl who came in and gave me some sound advice and encouragement along the way. Shakeil Rollock for coming in and taking beautiful photos and videos. Again I just want to thank TDT again for giving me a chance to grow. Wonderful space and time to grow! What a beautiful blessing" Jasmyn Fyffe
Outside eye/Creative Mentor: Julia Sasso Dancers: Jonna Abrams, Bretonie Burchell, Marie Lambin and Alyssa Petrolo Working title of the new creation is reload and it is set to premiere in 2017. Exact dates coming soon.
Guelph Dance Festival
JFD performed at the Guelph Dance Festival CS Nooner series, Thursday, November 26th 2015.
This FREE performance transformed the University of Guelph's UC Courtyard with dance - groove to the sweet sounds of Motown with us!
We had a great time performing at the 45th annual CODE Conference, this past October 2015! Our 25-minute excerpt of Pulse was beautifully received and we couldn't be more proud.
"...you brought your piece with stunning creativity, lyricism, and power. You brought your dancers who were gracious and generous beyond the beyond." - Jeff Newberry, 2015 Conference Co-Chair (CODE)
Dance TO Showcase
We were incredibly honoured to be one of the fifteen Toronto dance companies selected to be involved in the Dance TO Showcase, between September 28th - October 1st 2015. We pitched Pulse to presenters with the hopes of touring the work in the future!
It was extra special to perform in the same theatre we premiered the work, back in January 2012, as a 19-minute long Dance Ontario Commission!
'Pulse' at the Next Stage Theatre Festival
JFD proudly presented their acclaimed work 'Pulse' in the 2015 Next Stage Theatre Festival (NSTF).
This festival has become Toronto's premiere Winter theatre event! NSTF is presented by The Toronto Fringe, the organization which has produced the Toronto Fringe Festival each July for the past 28 years.
We were so excited to remount 'Pulse' for the 2013 St. Ambrose Montreal Fringe Festival. Check out our official press release below:
So you couldn't make it to Montreal...
To our local family, friends, fans and supporters, JFD had a special in-studio showing just for you!
We presented an excerpt from Pulse on Tuesday June 11th, 2013 @ 8PM
9 Trinity St, 3rd floor
The IABD Conference & Festival 2012
dance Immersion proudly hosted the 24th Annual International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) Conference & Festival in Toronto on January 26-29, 2012.
Commissioned by dance Immersion and set on Jasmyn Fyffe Dance Choreographer: Germaul Barnes