World Television Premiere - September 10 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT
"...a dance film that is as profound as it is visually beautiful."
- Paula Citron, Dance International Magazine
TORONTO, Aug. 14 /CNW/ - Christopher House, Canada's beloved modern dance
maestro and the artistic director of the internationally acclaimed Toronto
Dance Theatre (TDT), has consistently revitalized contemporary Canadian dance
with choreography hailed for artistic excellence, inventiveness and
intellectual wit. In Christopher House: Ahead of the Curve, a co-production by
Rock Island Productions and Rink Rat Productions in association with Bravo!,
Gemini-award nominated director Rosemary House (Bloomsday Cabaret) explores
the art of her brother's choreography as he creates TimeCode Break with TDT.
Christopher House: Ahead of the Curve premieres September 10 at 10pm ET / 7pm
From the cliffs of Newfoundland to the highlands of Scotland to his
adopted city of Toronto, Christopher House: Ahead of the Curve is framed with
the extraordinary landscapes of Christopher's world. Born and raised in St.
John's, Christopher revisits his relationship with Newfoundland; growing up as
the middle-child, being a self-proclaimed comic book freak, and his decision
to leave the island. After discovering dance while attending the University of
Ottawa, Christopher began his relationship with TDT in 1978. In 1994, he
became their Artistic Director and has since created over 50 works for the
In addition to showing footage of opening night, the one-hour documentary
peaks inside the TDT rehearsal space as Christopher choreographs TimeCode
Break, which has gone on to win three Dora Mavor Moore Awards including
Outstanding New Choreography and Outstanding Production. Paul Citron of The
Globe and Mail describes TimeCode Break as "a work of such brilliance that it
is simply ahead of the curve." Crediting the dancers of TDT with artistry in
interpreting and advancing his choreography, Christopher discusses his
inspirations and the evolution of his creative process while exploring the
physical and intellectual side of dance.
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Canadian independent production community, Bravo! funds approximately 100
hours of independently produced documentaries and performing arts specials a
year. Bravo! has been a major contributor to such productions as Bathroom
Divas, Godiva's, Detective Murdoch Mysteries and Gemini award-winning Camp
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