“It always wants something more of me,” Belinda McGuire said to me with a grin a few days before the opening of her solo performance, “Waltz Slaughterhouse Requiem.” Something true of dance, I thought, and perhaps especially true for solo work. McGuire's performance of her own choreography, a personal reflection, “Slaughterhouse/Requiem” was highly original and impressive, and is one of my highlights of the year in dance.
Toronto Dance Theatre
Themes were choice, play, youth, and freedom at Toronto Dance Theatre’s Emerging Voices program, premiering work by Alicia Grant and Emily Law. Both choreographers had the opportunity to develop their work within TDT’s choreographic incubator facilitated by TDT Artistic Director Christopher House, and set their work on company dancers.