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An outside shot of two dancers. On the left, Roberto Soria crouches, tucking his face into their shoulder. On the right, Pulga steps boldly to the right, arms swinging.

Various locations throughout the City of Toronto
May 26 – 29 2022 | Various Locations
FREE & Open to the public
More Info: ArtworxTO | Instagram: @twox30

*Banner image from recent outdoor rehearsal in September 2021. Choreographer: Michael Caldwell. Dancers: Pulga Muchochoma and Roberto Soria, Photo: Jae Yang*

Join us all over the city for Twox30!  Presented in partnership with East End Arts, Jamii, Lakeshore Arts, Union Station, and Waterfront BIA, Two x 30 is a series of duet performances that explore the inextricable link between our collective and unconscious patterns of  movement and our environment. What begins as ‘passing each other on the sidewalk’ soon develops into an intricate physical conversation, highlighting the complexity of human interaction and communication. It is an outdoor contemporary dance/live art work, presented in a series of 50-minute duet performances, stretching across the city of Toronto in May/June 2022. 

Each highly-structured, improvised movement-based performance is paired with a robust sonic score which supports and enhances the viewing experience.

Audiences are encouraged to view the work from a variety of vantage points, on all sides of the performance area, as possible. They may sit or stand, to shift their viewing perspective.

Dates, Times & Locations

  • May 26 & 27 | 12pm & 3pm – Beaches Branch/Kew Gardens (by the Toronto Public Library)
  • May 28 | 12pm & 2pm – Todmorden Mills
  • May 28 | 6pm – Beach Skateboard Park
  • May 29 | 12pm & 2pm – Riverside Common Park (with Riverside BIA)

Direction, Choreography and Concept: Michael Caldwell
Sound Design and Composition: Robbie Grunwald
Costume Design: Valerie Calam
Performance and Choreographic Collaborators: Alana Elmer, Karen Kaeja, Benjamin Landsberg, David Norsworthy, Atri Nundy, Takako Segawa, Roberto Soria, Heidi Strauss, Irma Villafuerte
Production Collaborators: Laura Cournoyea, Helin Gungoren
Producer: Mateo Galindo Torres

‘Two x 30’ is an official project for ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021-2022, supported by Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, the City of Toronto, and Waterfront BIA, and presented in partnership with East End Arts, Jamii, Lakeshore Arts, Union Station, and Waterfront BIA. The project is further supported by the National Ballet of Canada’s Open Space Programme.

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