After a 3-year wait, the sequel of UNBXBL returns to downtown Toronto! Not 1, not 2, but 4 Gadfly repertoire works on the same bill. Come through May 3-4-5 to experience an unbelievable performance including 2 world premieres, a site-specific experience, a ballet A la Gadfly, and of course some of your favorite Classics.
Scroll for more INSIDER details on the behind the scenes process and what it took to produce this awe-inspiring production.
SIDE NOTE: We’re doing a GIVEAWAY for the UNBXBL show. More info below!

Thank you to City Dance Corps for having us as their Artists in residence and for providing us with a beautiful space to do what we do best. Thank you to DanceWorks for the invitation and the Toronto Arts Council for their support.

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Dancers: Sonja Boretzki, Ashley Coulson, Lindsay Harpham, Elizabeth Kalashnikova, Mikayla Marelli, Miha Matevzic,Sarah McLennan, Christina Paquette, Alyssa Petrolo, Raoul Pillay, Tara Pillon, Amanda Pye, Sierra Richardson, Hannah Shikatani, Kirsten Sullivan

KLOROFYL 3.0  Thrive or Survive
Choreography: Apolonia Velasquez & Ofilio Sinbadinho
Soundtrack 
by Dr Draw and Sinbadinho
Originally created in 2011 by Sinbadinho. 
Klorofyl was commissioned by Dance Ontario.

7 fallen warriors become each other’s second chance to live and matter: Some may seize, other might never realize it. We draw a deliberate influence from the 1964 Japanese film Seven Samurai. Most importantly this will ask us the audience: Do we really thrive or merely survive in the present world? What is our source of light? Most think they thrive, too many just settle and very few come to realize we only have one shot at this.  Klorofyl investigates the single, purest and most powerful driving force within any human being: Passion. 

FENOMENA (world premiere)

Choreography: Apolonia Velasquez & Ofilio Sinbadinho
Soundtrack: Apolonia Velasquez and Sinbadinho

Choreographer Notes: 

Marked by lack of interactions

Always silent and neutral

Owes nothing to past.

Claims nothing to future

It’s a bilingual balance

Loud in the dialect of silence

Like true guidance, islands & oceans

Rarely conveys or evokes its emotions.

ANOMYKZ 2.0—Norms or Normals
Choreography: Ofilio Sinbadinho
Soundtrack: 
Dr. Draw & Sinbadinho
Originally created by Sinbadinho in 2013. Anomykz was co-commissioned by Harbourfront Centre & Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre. 
A tale of choices, dreams, and memories of 4 sisters, following the less traveled path to be normal. They ask you questions on deviants, adherents, and the interdependent’s to stress and chill differences between modesty versus exuberance. Find the humility to happily walk away from those that don’t get it… don’t get you.

DESPITEBECAUSE (world premiere)

Choreography: Apolonia Velasquez & Ofilio Sinbadinho
Soundtrack: 
Apolonia Velasquez and Sinbadinho

Choreographer Notes: 

I Stay glued. Stay true to my rude solitude.
Night and day, Bright or grey, a crude world colludes Intrudes. Eludes unstraight truths
To trick & strictly make me everybody else
I Stick and pick myself over any other cells
Through thick and thin, smells and spells
Night and day, Bright or grey, I Bullfight fears to feel & fail. Salesman and unfailed men will tell
I’m a walking contradiction
A crooked fixture
I Escape and distrust token teachers
Despite and because
Night and day, Bright or grey…
I’m one broken cReaTurE

GIVEAWAY

Use the code “GADFLY” for a HUGE saving: $22 discounted tickets! You save $18.50, almost half price. We got the hook up for the Gadfly Fam. May 3rd, 4th and 5th 8:00pm at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre. You are not going to want to miss this!! Get your tickets NOW.