NEWTON MORAES DANCE THEATRE: 15th Anniversary Season

Faces of Glass and Casados

When: June 08, 2013

Where: Bavia Arts – 898 St. Clair West – Main FloorTime: 7:00pm to close

Price: Tickets: General Admission $20 in advance or $25 at the door

Supported by the General Consulate of Brazil in Toronto, MELLOHAWK Logistics and Cintia de Souza.


Percussion by Walter Maclean, Hudson Forde, Greg, Reimond Soza, special guest performances by Ryan Graham Hind and Jessica Blake & Band, Ze Fua (Zé Fuá) – Forró Pé de Serra and Decoration by JP Design. Demo Dance Classes: Afro-Brazilian with Newton Moraes & Contemporary with Newton Moraes. Launching of NMDT webpage & Presentation of all the NMDT dancers and Presence of Afonso Cardoso – Consul of Brazil.



Newton Moraes Dance Theatre (NMDT) is a company dedicated to the creation, performance and production of contemporary dance works to explore, maintain and develop the links between the arts of Canada and Latin America through the artistic vision and knowledge of its founder and artistic director: Newton Moraes. This includes especially the examination of Brazilian culture and the development of new forms of contemporary artistic expression.

The Newton Moraes Dance Theatre has mounted regular seasons in Toronto since its creation in 1997 and has toured extensively, to critical acclaim, in Canada and internationally. The company has performed in many of Toronto’s arts venues including the Du Maurier Theatre at Harbourfront Centre, the Betty Oliphant Theatre, Premiere Dance Theatre, Winchester Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and the Royal Ontario Museum and has presented works at local festivals including Series 808, fFida, and the Brazilian Ball. Ongoing school presentations and workshops have provided another avenue for NMDT to foster an appreciation of Brazilian culture and inspire young people through the arts. Nationally, NMDT has performed at Studio 303 in Montreal, Refinery Theatre in Vancouver, and Free Flow Dance in Saskatoon. Internationally, NMDT has toured extensively to Brazil, a number of cities in Germany, Bogota Colombia (Jorge Eliecer Theatre), Cuba and the U.S. The company has received support from the Toronto Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, The Laidlaw Foundation, the General Consulate of Brazil in Toronto, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in Ottawa, the Canadian Embassy in Berlin/Germany, the Canadian Consulate in São Paulo/Brazil, and the City of Porto Alegre/Brazil.

PS: All the proceeds from this event will help to cover the expenses for the world premiere of “Brazil, the land of tears and soul” at the Betty Oliphant Theatre in September 11-14, 2013.

Contact: Newton Moraes – Artistic Director, Founder and Choreographer

Phone: 416-997-2883



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