.Jessica Runge


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Jessica Runge and Brendan Wyatt in Heidi Strauss' at once (impossible). Photo by Jeremy Mimnagh

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This October, Jessica Runge travels to Vancouver to perform in Dances for a Small Stage. Also in the Toronto contigent are collaborators Holly Small, John Oswald and Sean Ling.

In April, Runge joins the brilliant Art of Time Ensemble to perform an early work by contemporary dance treasure Peggy Baker. Part of the Ensemble's Intermezzi program at Toronto's Harbourfront.

Date TBA: Runge's solo show featuring the Possibilities collection will be presented this season, including work by guest collaborators Susie Burpee, Deborah Dunn, Susanna Hood, and Heidi Strauss.

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For Kids! Runge's popular after-school dance classes for children continue at Artscape Youngplace in the Trinity-Bellwoods Area. Click here to read more. Contact classes@jessicarunge.com for details.

In the Schools: Runge will be teaching as a guest artist through the Ontario Arts Councils Artist in Education program, as well as through Theatre Direct's Firefly program at the Fraser MustardEarly Learning Academy.

RECENT NEWS

at once (im)possible, part of the possibilities collection commissioned by Jessica Runge, hit the floor running with a fantastic performance at the Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival this June. Choreographed by Heidi Strauss, at once (im)possible is a duet work for Jessica Runge and Brendan Wyatt.

Runge is fresh from a fantastic run of performances at the Art Gallery of Ontario with Peggy Baker Dance Projects. land | body | breath captivated audiences of all ages in the Thompson galleries this May.

On October 5th, 2013, Jessica Runge shared her new solo, Ruff Room, with attentive audiences in FLY BY NIGHT, the Gladstone's all-night Nuit Blanche art festival. Ruff Room is a solo created with Susanna Hood for Runge as part of the Possibilities project, investigating context and content and their role in creating meaning in dance. Images here.

Runge performed in NXNE Interactive festival in June 2013, staging a looping version of her Possibility Dance in the Ryerson Quad. Nick-named NESW for NXNE, this staging of the dance faced the four directions, each time with different music and costume. View an excerpt of North, with music by Oliver Schroer. Video by John Lauener.