by Paula Citron
For most of the 12 hours of Nuit Blanche I just followed dance events and there was great diversity.
The Distillery Historic District had the most dance with two events each hour curated by Viv Moore in a program called Ghostly Apparitions, and the artists literally took over the space, both inside and out.
Karen Kaeja and Diana Groenendijk co-directed an installation called Bird’s Eye View at the Casa Loma Stables. The carriage house featured choreographed meditative movement that the public could join, while the stalls each had a solo dancer doing his or her own improv to Edgardo Moreno’s rumbling original score.
Yvonne Ng and friends transformed the Cecil Street Community Centre into a Singapore Street Festival with poets, fortune tellers, food sellers and puppeteers. Ng herself performed her six part solo show Collection, the autobiographical expression of her cross-cultural heritage.
Ame Hendersen’s Open Field Study used 50 blue lit artists in Kensington’s Bellevue Park in her homage to the night.
From the streets of Toronto, I’m Paula Citron, arts reviewer for CLASSICAL 96.3 FM.