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Toronto: Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre presents “Salience” May 26-27

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre presents Salience—a mesmerizing showcase of contemporary dance from North America and beyond. Highlights include three World Premieres by London’s Olivier Coëffard, by Toronto-born, New York City-based Chantelle Good, and by CCDT Artistic Director Deborah Lundmark, plus audience favourites by Nicole Caruana and Mississauga-born, New York City-based Jennifer Archibald.

"Salience," from the Latin saliens - “to leap,” and the Old English sealtian - “to dance.”

Salience includes:

 • The thoughts drawn (World Premiere)—Choreography by Olivier Coëffard

Inner demons of oneself. Some of our past experiences or trauma become a part of us; they exist within us forever regardless of if we wish to keep them or not. They can then handicap us or become a strength. What will define this, is no other than oneself. I wanted to explore the journey of turning ghosts into strength in order to move forward. —Olivier Coëffard

 • The Pace of You (World Premiere)—Choreography by Chantelle Good

“Move at the pace of you. Liberation is to preserve one’s own well-being.” —Tanisha Christie

 • Untitled (World Premiere)—Choreography by Deborah Lundmark

 • Lacrimosa (2019)—Choreography by Nicole Caruana

A testimony of resilience; we lament and we rise.

 • BYTIYE (2019)—Choreography by Jennifer Archibald

Is it even possible to achieve higher consciousness? BYTIYE - (n) a higher state of being; a meaningful existence, investigates how you raise your consciousness and awaken to the eternal, unlimited nature of your being.


Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre

207 Queen’s Quay West—Third Floor

Friday, May 26 – 8:00pm

Saturday, May 27 – 8:00pm

Tickets: $26.00 - $40.00

Box Office: 416-973-4000

Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre is a Toronto based repertory company of exceptional next-generation artists founded in 1980 by Artistic Director Deborah Lundmark and Managing Director Michael deConinck Smith. Highlights include appearances at Toronto’s Princess of Wales and Royal Alexandra Theatres, five invitations to the Canada Dance Festival and tours to Singapore, Malaysia, China, Scotland and NYC. Most recently CCDT was featured at Fall For Dance North, Toronto’s premiere international dance festival.