Performer profile: Damian Norman & Patrick Dilkie

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artist:

Damian Norman is a dance artist based in Toronto; past performances have included company works with “Frog In Hand”, “Form Contemporary Dance Theatre”, and the “Chimera Project” ­ showcased at the Harbourfront Center’s Next Steps series in their Contemporary­Flamenco fusion, Bird Bee Bat Attack. He is a dance instructor at The Living Arts Center and a ballroom instructor at Arthur Murray Dance.

A holder of a B.Mus from Humber College and alumni of the Toronto All-Star Big Band, Patrick Dilkie is an active member of Toronto’s music community as a keyboardist, singer and composer. Patrick has performed in Japan, Chicago and New York.

abstract:

This work is an improvised exploration influenced and driven by my own personal relationships. The work is intended to explore the ways we connect to others, how we manage our own predispositions and expectations while negotiating the very same with the people around us. This piece is about the self; how to let go of our attachments while navigating our own sense of authenticity.

 

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[insert “Off the Wall” pun here]

Tomorrow I’ll be heading to the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga to meet a handful of exciting artists (pictured below). Together, we’ll push our brains, our bodies and the architecture around us to create something beautifully ephemeral on Canada Day. I’m curious to see what will happen as many of the details, including the artists’ bios, have been kept secret, but I do know, from working with Frog in Hand before, that whatever it is will be energetic and dynamic. Swing by on Canada Day to see what we’ve made!

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