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Dance Animal
(Toronto)
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The Show:

“NNNNN ... Dance Animal: Toronto unleashes pure joy.” - NOW Magazine Dance Animal, a superb group of Toronto misfits, detail how they were recruited to join Dance Animal by the mysterious Dance Tiger. Now that they have met their ultimate tribe, they understand their true life calling: to express themselves through DANCE! Character monologues are interspersed with sketches and comedic dance routines.

The Bio:

Dance Animal is world’s only comedy-dance-tribe

Founded in November 2008 by choreographer/director Robin Henderson and inspired by a mélange of pop culture, reality tv, city life, free tunes off Limewire, her personal travels and hanging  around the improvisers at Théatre St Catherine, Dance Animal was Robin’s love letter to the city of Montreal.

Their two bilingual productions “Dance Animal Presents: Dance Animal” (2009) and “Dance Animal Presents: Freaks of Nature” (2010) had sold out runs at the Montreal Fringe Festival, the Just For Laughs Festival, Zoofest, the Centaur Theatre’s Wildside Festival and the Toronto Fringe Festival.   “Dance Animal Presents: Dance Animal” won the Just for Laughs “Best Comedy” Award, was shortlisted for the Centaur Theatre’s “Best Production” Award and was named one of the Top 10 shows of 2009 by Pat Donnelly, theatre critic for the Montreal Gazette.  “Dance Animal Presents: Freaks of Nature” won the Cirque du Soleil “Best Original Creation Award”, was nominated for “Best Ensemble” MECCA Award (now METAs) and was given an Honorable Mention for “Best Choreography” for the Studio 303 Award.

In 2012 Dance Animal presented an interactive outdoor show, “Dance Animal: Danse 80s” at the Just for Laughs Festival and the InterPLAY Visual & Performance Arts Festival in Fort McMurray.

In 2016, Dance Animal went back to their roots and premiered “Dance Animal:Toronto” at the Toronto Fringe Festival.   An all Toronto version of the original production celebrating life,love and music in the 6ix.  The production enjoyed an extended run at the Toronto Centre for the Arts and won the “Best of Fringe” Award, the Broadway World Award for “Best Fringe Production (play)” and the “Fringe Festival Best Breakout Performance (female)” Award for Kat Letwin (Dance Raccoon).

Sexy-electric-dance-energy = DANCE ANIMAL!