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Guelph Dance

2015 Festival Kickoff

Serving as our festival kickoff event and our In the Studio offering, get up close and personal with local artists in this beautiful work.

In the Studio Festival Kickoff Event

Saturday May 23, join us at 4pm or 7pm at Studio 404 for a special Festival kickoff! A reception with drinks and appetizers will take place between the two performances.

Click here to purchase tickets. Also available at the door. “Theatre Pass” holders get in to the Kickoff for free!

Portal Dance Project

Guelph, ON

The Hands of the Beautiful Swimmers, 1997
Choreography: Janet Johnson

Portal Dance Project. Photo by Anuta Skrypnychenko.

Portal Dance Project. Photo by Anuta Skrypnychenko.

The Hands of the Beautiful Swimmers involves three diverse performers in collaboration with the exquisite poetry of Kingston poet/writer Steven Heighton. The timeless text and provocative dance suggests a loss but also perhaps a sharp and poignant moment in time. This ghostly dance is inspired by the notion of power and forgiveness found in the act of surrendering: through memory, love, decay, and renewal.

For more information on Portal Dance Project, visit the Artist Bios page.

We are pleased that the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival, in partnership with the Fab 5, have made this re-mount possible.


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