Toronto's annual Canadian National Exhibition runs until September 5, with lots to see and do. This year, there are some exciting dance performances to see.
Amethyst Scottish Dancers of Nova Scotia
Known as ambassadors of Nova Scotia, The Amethyst Scottish Dancers of Nova Scotia has been entertaining audiences worldwide since 1985. The troupe is comprised of highly-trained highland and step dancers, ages 10-20, who blend traditional and contemporary choreography to give audiences an exciting taste of Nova Scotia’s vibrant Scottish culture.
An unforgettable entertainment experience where music and movement become one, where ancient and modern blend and where East and West merge. The Toronto-based Arabesque is a dance and music ensemble that embodies creative contemporary sensibilities mixed with rich and ancient Arabian traditions.
Known for its highly energetic and entertaining shows, the White Pine Dancers also educate its audience on the Aboriginal culture. The troupe’s vibrant performances has left many with a smile on their face, their spirit, and in their hearts!
The “Ukraina” Dance Ensemble embodies all of the qualities deeply embedded within Ukrainian culture: incredible passion, eternal striving for perfection, a love of freedom, and the rare ability to express oneself through music, movement and traditional rituals and customs. This dance troupe is unique because of its passion for Ukrainian cultures, dance and human spirit.
Tango Soul’s unique performances have been widely acclaimed, and have been featured in many popular shows and films such as Cirque du Soleil, Take the Lead with Antonio Banderas, Tuxedo with Jackie Chan, Luminato Festival and many more.
When the White Eagle Polish Song & Dance Ensemble performs, it presents a colourful tour of Poland’s diverse culture and history through song and dance. Another integral part of the show is the diverse repertoire and wardrobe of Polish folk and court dances. The ensemble captivates its audiences with its richly embroidered authentic costumes, which are of exceptional historical and ethnographic value.
Toronto-based, Ensemble Topaz brings together music and dance traditions from Turkish, Balkan, Klezmer and Middle Eastern cultures. Featuring a diverse array of international melodies, rhythms and dances, Ensemble Topaz offers a journey through a myriad of rich traditions and their contemporary interpretations.
The Orient Dance Company is a not-for-profit organization with a purely artistic and educational mission. Their objective is to share and nurture the growth of Chinese dance culture and to promote its exchange with other dance cultures throughout Canada.
Groupo Chile’s extensive repertoire covers a range of music and dance styles found in the most significant folkloric regions of Chile, including the North with a strong influence of Aymara culture, the South with traditions of Chiloe Island, and the mystery of the Polynesian Easter Island.