November 27-30, December 4-7, 2019

Choreographers: Nova Bhattacharya, Syreeta Hector, Christianne Ullmark

Presented by Citadel + Compagnie through Bright Nights

This second seasonal triple bill features some of Toronto’s most dynamic and daring choreographers. 

Red & Yellow
Choreographer: Nova Bhattacharya
Dancers: C+C members
Lighting designer: Simon Rossiter.
Score: Santosh Naidu & Ian DeSouza

Bhattacharya’s Red & Yellow is a meditation on finding solitude inside the multitudes. Originally created for Dancemakers in 2011, Citadel + Compagnie is thrilled to be remounting this visually stunning quintet that is a poetic, metaphoric and humane expression of body and spirit.

Black Ballerina
Choreographer: Syreeta Hector
Dancer: Syreeta Hector
Movement Dramaturg: Seika Boye
Sound designer: Zarnoosh Bilimoria
Set designer: Wesley McKenzie

Based on Hector’s relationship to race, and her experiences in classical ballet, Black Ballerina is a powerful exploration of the nuances within one’s identity, and the unconscious ways that we all try to fit in. Performed by Hector, Black Ballerina brings an unbridled energy to this triple bill.

close encounters in the fifth dimension
World premiere
Choreographer: Christianne Ullmark 

Tia Kushniruk 
Margarita Soria 
Christianne Ullmark 

Costume designer: Valerie Calam 
Sound designer: Johnny Spence 
Outside Eye: Alana Elmer 

close encounters in the fifth dimension is a meditative experiment of arrivals and departures, and of meeting the ‘self’ and the ‘other’ somewhere in the middle.


Banner photo by Jason Tse 

Nova Bhattacharya / Photo by Dahlia Katz

Syreeta Hector / Photo by Francesca Chudnoff

Christianne Ullmark / Photo by Francesca Chudnoff