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Christopher House on his tribute to Ann Southam’s Rivers

Christopher House on his tribute to Ann Southam’s Rivers

April 24, 2012
Ontario

"As a choreographer, Christopher House, artistic director of Toronto Dance Theatre, is always looking for ways to challenge himself and his dancers.

This time around, with a new work for TDT, he’s gone in what could be considered a retro direction. For the first time in many years, he’s forgoing original sound design for a piece of extant music by Ann Southam.

There’s a point here, however. It’s a deliberate decision. Rivers is a tribute in movement, set to the eponymous music of the revered late Canadian composer, who crafted scores for many of the company’s founders..."

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Related Composers: Ann Southam