Contemplating motivation and responsibility

a research and choreographic creation project

funded, in part, by the Toronto Arts Council


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

choreography

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

Learn More →

Upcoming Projects →

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.

Learn More →

Upcoming Projects →

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.

Learn More →

Upcoming Projects →


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. David was the recipient of The Living Arts Centre's inaugural Ron Lenyk Arts Award.  He is the Founder / Artistic Director of Fresh Dance Intensivea workshop series that has inspired over 5100 young people in 6 Canadian provinces since 2007 and Co-Founder / Co-Artistic Director of TOES FOR DANCE, an outreach and exchange initiative that has received critical praise from The Globe and Mail and The Dance Current. 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.