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Dance in Public Space Residency Showcase

Join our Dance in Public Space Artists-in-Residence for an evening of participatory presentations where they will share insights and inspirations gained through their summer of onsite research at The Bentway. Together, the artists and visitors will explore new possibilities for dance and movement in public spaces and beyond.

Left side image shows a red fox paper mask. Right side image shows an 12ft tall statue of a girl.
The Bentway Animal Parade + Workshop

May 30, 2023

Join us for The Bentway Animal Parade, a community procession that honours the resilient urban animals who live in relation to our highway and downtown core.  There will be a very special guest at this parade who will be meeting these animals for the first time. Please join us in welcoming Little Amal, a 12-foot-tall puppet […]

A performer wearing all black strutting on a stage surrounded by large crowds on all sides.
The Bentway Block Party

The Bentway Block Party is back! Join us for our annual signature event with a full program of performances, music, street food and drink, art workshops, summertime vibes, and community celebration. All free, all are welcome.

A group of people doing headstands. Their legs are bare and in the air while their heads are covered with a long upside down skirt.
WOODS

Saturday May 27 (performances at 1:30pm and 3:30pm) & Sunday May 28 (performances at 1:30pm and 3:30pm)

A forest of upside-down human bodies grows out of the concrete, set against Toronto’s high-rise horizon. In WOODS, performers’ bodies struggle to maintain their verticality, calling attention to the struggle faced by nature itself: How long can the body resist? How long can our forests survive?

Two dancers wearing black suits and recycled waste costumes walking out of smoke. Blue and red light in the background.
The Aliens of Manila

Nuit Blanche, September 23 with performances at 10pm, 11pm, 12am, 1am

A companion to his installation at The Bentway, Leeroy New’s The Aliens of Manila is a set of sculptural costumes made from locally-sourced discarded plastics. At first glance eye-catching and whimsical, the Aliens call attention to experiences of overseas Filipino workers as an essential, yet invisible workforce across the globe.

Earth Dreams: A Summer Party for Grief & Love

Artist studio Nocturnal Medicine, known for their recent “Rave For Eco Grief” in New York, present a contemporary festival that centres both joy and sorrow, dancing and meditation, as we confront our planetary health crisis. Equal parts DJ dance party and urban ritual.

O Espaço (The Space) with Art Spin

October 1, 2021

Choreographed and performed by Pulga Muchochoma, O Espaço (The Space)examines a complex range of movement, starting with the very beating of the human heart and the spaces in which not just those myriad movements but existence itself is illuminated for us and others to witness. Co-presented with Art Spin. “How much information do we need […]