I am inspired by the inherent and inevitable incompleteness of process.


Possibilities of Dialogue

a contemporary dance performance inviting your attention and interaction

APRIL 5-7, 2019

Toronto Centre for the Arts (Toronto, Canada)

MAY 30-JUNE 1, 2019

Shetler Studios (New York City, USA)

 
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Co-created and performed by Toronto-based dance artist David Norsworthy and NYC-based dance artist Marielis Garcia, Possibilities of Dialogue is an exchange of energy and awareness. Inspired by the parallels between making a dance and having a conversation, the performance is an abstracted collaborative creative process; moments of listening, curiosity, disagreement and spontaneity unfold through movement and text. It is often playful, lively and physically virtuosic, sometimes uncomfortable, sometimes surprising and almost always responsive to and inclusive of the audience. Audience members are welcome to observe and interact through the invitations that are offered. If you're curious to learn more, click one of the buttons below or, feel free to check out our Snapd North York Arts Feature by clicking here, or our interview on the DanceWorks Blog by clicking here

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choreography   My choreographic process is driven by questions that can be explored through intersections of people, time and space.    Learn More →      Upcoming Projects →

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My choreographic process is driven by questions that can be explored through intersections of people, time and space.

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performance   For me, performance is a practise of balancing listening and transparency with spontaneity and action.    Learn More →      Upcoming Projects →

performance

For me, performance is a practise of balancing listening and transparency with spontaneity and action.

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teaching   "Let go. Play big. Notice more." My non-hierarchical approach to teaching is about unleashing the creative spirit.    Learn More →      Upcoming Projects →

teaching

"Let go. Play big. Notice more." My non-hierarchical approach to teaching is about unleashing the creative spirit.

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asking questions to invite possibility

 

I am committed to continuous learning and unlearning

Dancing is doing, thinking and feeling— the beauty and necessity of performance emerges from the simultaneity of these three elements

Everything depends — specificity equals intelligence

I believe that anything is possible and find joy in contemplating what could be

Listening first and honesty above all else

The value of art can never be assumed — the work of an artist is to be both personal and relevant, indulgent and considerate, irrational and purposeful all at once

Questions create change

Change is needed— there is work to do

Enthusiasm!


David Norsworthy is a Toronto-born, internationally acclaimed choreographer, performer and teacher. He has worked with companies, festivals and educational institutions in Canada, the USASweden, Tanzania and Australia. His choreographic work has recently been presented by Kaatsbaan International Dance Center (New York, USA), Dance Initiative (Carbondale, USA), Our Voices/Magma Dans (Stockholm, Sweden) and ArtPowers (Arusha, Tanzania). David's next major choreographic research and creaton project is titled Tackling aboutness and is funded by the Toronto Arts Council (Toronto, Canada). He has been privileged to perform and tour with companies including Toronto Dance Theatre (Toronto, Canada), Peggy Baker Dance Projects (Toronto, Canada), Dancenorth (Melbourne, Australia), ZviDance (NY, USA), Brian Brooks (NY, USA), Skånes Dansteater (Malmö, Sweden) and Andersson Dans (Stockholm, Sweden) among others. Teaching experiences include workshops at several high schools, dance studios and universities including Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, Canada), Point Park University (Pittsburgh, USA) and York University (Toronto, Canada). He is the Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Fresh Dance Intensive, a workshop series that has inspired over 5500 young people across 6 Canadian provinces since 2007 and Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of TOES FOR DANCE, a community outreach and artistic exchange initiative that has received critical praise from The Globe and Mail and The Dance CurrentDavid was the recipient of The Living Arts Centre's inaugural Ron Lenyk Inspiring Youth Arts Award. In 2016 David was named one of the 25 Most Influential Young Choreographers by Narcity Toronto. He is the grateful recipient of funding from the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. David graduated from New York City's The Juilliard School in May 2013, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Dance Division. David enjoys (real) fruit smoothies, almond milk lattes, one-on-one chats, nature walks, and watching TED Talks.