I am inspired by the inherent and inevitable incompleteness of process.
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
David Norsworthy is a Toronto-born, internationally acclaimed choreographer, performer and teacher. He has worked with companies, festivals and educational institutions in Canada, the USA, Sweden, 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 Current. David 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.