The critically acclaimed show; Pulse, will make its highly anticipated Toronto premiere at the Next Stage Theatre Festival Wednesday, January 7 and will play until Sunday, January 18.
Choreographed by Toronto dance artist Jasmyn Fyffe it started as a commission for Dance Ontario’s Dance Weekend in 2012; the show has since gone on to win over audiences and critics.
With high-energy contemporary dance sequences and a soulful soundtrack, Pulse has audiences dancing in their seats and humming the tunes long after the show. Also highly praised by critics, winning the Frankie Bouge d’Ici award for outstanding choreography at the 2013 Montreal Fringe Festival, theatregoers are anticipating its nine-day Toronto run.
Inspired by and dedicated to her parents, Pulse showcases Fyffe’s love for 60’s and 70’s soul music, and her unique contemporary dance style.
“I grew up listening to and watching my parents dance to Motown artists like Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and James Brown. It was a positive and inspiring experience for me,” says choreographer Jasmyn Fyffe. “They truly influenced this show and my career as an artist, bringing me to museums, theatres, and galleries. That is why Pulse is dedicated to them, because I would not be the artist I am without them. They’ve not only influenced my career but the way I encourage my son’s creative spirit like they did mine.”
Pulse will be the only dance show in this years’ Next Stage Theatre Festival (NSTF), and is only the third dance show to ever play in the festival. Presented by the Toronto Fringe, NSTF has become Toronto’s foremost winter theatre event showcasing the best in Canadian indie theatre. This year’s festival will feature 10 shows over 12 days.
“Pulse has been performed in Montreal, Brooklyn, and even North Bay, but having it produced in my hometown for the first time is a thrilling experience. The show has grown so much since its first performance and I’m happy to be sharing it with my family and friends for the first time”, says Fyffe.
The show will feature a stellar cast of Toronoto Dancers including: Jonna Abrams, Bretonie Burchell, Irvin Chow, Julia Coesntino, Roney Lewis, Alyssa Petrolo, Stven Smith, Jessica Tomasone, and choreographer Jasmyn Fyffe.
About the show:
Location: Factory Theatre, 125 Bathurst Street
Box Office: $15
*Advanced ticket sale by phone 416.966.1062 or web fringetoronto.com
Wed, Jan 7 at 6:15 pm
Thu, Jan 8 at 10:10 pm
Sat, Jan 10 at 7:00 pm
Sun, Jan 11 at 2:30 pm
Tue, Jan 13 at 7:00 pm
Thu, Jan 13 at 5:30 pm
Fri, Jan 16 at 5:00 pm
Sat, Jan 17 at 9:30 pm
Sun, Jan 18 4:15 pm