Everyday Marvels


Named one of the top things to see at Toronto’s Nuit Blanche event by Toronto Life and The Globe and Mail, Everyday Marvels will return to the stage on May 31st at the 2014 Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival!

Based on Governor General Award-winning poet Lorna Crozier’s The Book of Marvels – A compendium of everyday things, Everyday Marvels brings to life the objects we too often take for granted…a flashlight, spoons, a radiator.

The show features thirteen short vignettes, performed by over 25 professional and community-based dancers, including an enthusiastic team of bankers from the Royal Bank of Canada’s premiere dance group – The Mobile Assets.

Help bring Everyday Marvels to life again this spring by joining us for a RETRO Dance Party at Toronto’s Spoke Club on Friday, May 2nd. Dance the night away with DJ Jef and be the first to preview Everyday Marvels: The Documentary by Heartfelt Productions and Linnea Swan!


Or, make a contribution to our Everyday Marvels touring fund! Your donation of any size means a lot and will help bring contemporary dance to new communities. In return for your contribution, you will receive a charitable tax receipt from the producing charity, Guelph Dance.


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A new episodic performance installation by Shannon Litzenberger Contemporary Dance, based on Lorna Crozier’s The Book of Marvels: A compendium of everyday things

Saturday October 5, 2013, 6:51 pm – Sunrise
at Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

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The performance features 16 vignettes (or ‘marvels’) created by eight local choreographers and performed by over 50 professional and community-based Toronto artists including independent dancers, recent professional dance program graduates, and an enthusiastic team of bankers from The RBC Bank Notes. Seen through the lens of Crozier’s award-winning poetic voice, everyday objects such as a bowl, a vacuum, and bobby pins assume integral roles in human evolution and our expression as a species.

Based on Lorna Crozier’s The Book of Marvels – A compendium of everyday things
Concept and Direction – Shannon Litzenberger
Associate Direction – Susie Burpee, Marie-Josée Chartier
Lighting Design – Simon Rossiter
Production and Stage Management – Marianna Rosato
Assistant Stage Manager – Julie Choi
Choreography – Rob Abubo, Julia Aplin, Susie Burpee, Val Calam, Peter Chin, Shannon Litzenberger and Dan Wild
Performance – Andrew Hartley, Brittany Duggan, Chy Ratana, Corrado Cerruto, Daniel McArthur, Denise Solleza, Jesse Dell, Jordana Deveau, Justine Comfort, Kathia Wittenborn, Kassi Scott, Linnea Swan, Marie Lambin, Niko Markakis, Samantha Grist, Sarah Fregeau, Stephanie Tremblay-Abubo, Tina Fushell and The RBC Bank Notes.
Production Assistance – Erin Ellis, Laura Paduch, Bertha Lee, Evan Sandham, Julie McCann, and Cassandra Wiesner

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