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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

ProArteDanza announces programming for its 2015 Season

Toronto, July 6, 2015 - ProArteDanza, Toronto's highly acclaimed dance company that seamlessly blends ballet and modern dance, has announced programming for its 2015 Season.

At the helm of "the best small-scale contemporary ballet company in Canada" (The Globe and Mail), Artistic Director Roberto Campanella has prepared an exciting season featuring three world premieres (including new choreography by Italy's acclaimed Mauro Astolfi) in its Mainstage offering in September, a cross-Ontario tour in November of three celebrated works from ProArteDanza's impressive repertoire as well as a Summer Intensive Program with public performances in August. The details follow:

August 28 at 8pm August 29 at 2pm and 8pm at Winchester Street Theatre, 80 Winchester St.

ProArteDanza's Summer Intensive Program gives pre-professional dancers all the ingredients for serious professional development and advancement. At the end of four weeks of high-level technical training and intense conditioning, students perform work by Robert Glumbek and new choreographies by John Ottmann and Roberto Campanella. Tickets go on sale in July and will be available at .

September 23-26 at 8pm at Harbourfront Centre's Fleck Dance Theatre, 207 Queens Quay W.
For its Season 2015 Mainstage event, ProArteDanza is presents a stunning evening of three world premieres:
- Mauro Astolfi, Artistic Director of Rome's Spellbound Contemporary Ballet and one of Europe's most important choreographers, creates a new group work for the company entitled (don't) Follow the Instructions;

- frequent ProArteDanza dancer Ryan Lee makes his choreographic debut with a yet-to-be-titled group piece; and

- ProArteDanza Artistic Director Roberto Campanella and Artistic Associate Robert Glumbek co-create their highly anticipated Beethoven's 9th Symphony - Second Movement, the third instalment of what will eventually be a four-part choreographic work for Beethoven's masterpiece as the First and Third Movements have already been premiered.

Tickets go on sale to the public on August 18 and will be available by calling the Harbourfront Centre Box Office at 416-973-4000 and on ProArteDanza's website at .

November 8-17 in Milton, Burlington, North Bay and Kingston.

In November, ProArteDanza tours three audience and critical favourites from its repertoire across Ontario:
Sunday, November 8 at 7pm at the Mattamy Theatre in Milton;
Wednesday, November 11 at 8pm at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre in Burlington;
Friday, November 13 at 8pm at the Capitol Centre in North Bay; and
Tuesday, November 17 at 7:30pm at the Grand Theatre in Kingston.

The works on tour include:
- the strikingly beautiful and Dora-award-winning Š in between Š, co-choreographed by Roberto Campanella and Robert Glumbek who won for Outstanding Choreography;
- Still, Robert Glumbek's fun reflection and riff on relationships; and
- fractals: a pattern in chaos, a dazzling, complex Dora-nominated ensemble work from National Ballet of Canada principal dancer and choreographer Guillaume Côté that explores the idea of order in chaos, described as "sheer kinetic excitement by the Toronto Star and "dizzying and dazzling" by the Globe and Mail (2011)

ProArteDanza has been called "the best small-scale contemporary ballet company in Canada" by the Globe and Mail (2012), ProArteDanza was founded in 2004 by former National Ballet of Canada dancer and renowned choreographer Roberto Campanella and Joanna Ivey as a unique and visionary dance company. With collaborator Artistic Associate Robert Glumbek, the company committed to breaking down the barriers between the worlds of ballet and modern dance and to showcase the brightest talents from both as it pushes the boundaries of technical skill and artistic expression. The fusion of two diverse disciplines celebrates the vibrant potency of both, and demonstrates that choreography can bridge the common divide between each art form. Through this unique fusion, ProArteDanza offers established dancers the opportunity to continue to share their artistry and inspire younger artists by providing a platform that crosses the boundaries of technical skill and artistic expression. Mixing generations, disciplines and artistic visions allows the company to build a new, cohesive and inclusive world for many dancers, and to develop audiences for both ballet and modern dance.

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