Angela Blumberg —Dance
Established in 2013, Angela Blumberg Dance is a charitable non-profit organization led by Angela Blumberg. After completing her MFA in choreography and dramaturgy at York University, Angela founded her own dance company and has since choreographed and produced over 20 works. Her choreographies have been presented by Fall for Dance North’s International Presenters Program, Canada’s National Arts Centre, The University of Toronto’s Annual New Music Festival, The World Dance Alliance Americas, dance: made in canada, DanceWorks CoWorks, and Ryerson’s Spring Showcase, Michigan’s Screen Dance International Film Festival, and Canadian Brass.
In 2012, Angela began collaborating closely with Canadian composers. Highlights include Composing for Dance, an accredited course at the University of Toronto's Composition Department designed and facilitated by Angela Blumberg and Professor Norbert Palej. The course brought together graduate composition students and professional choreographers to engage in collaborative practices. Numerous collaborations with some of Toronto's finest up and coming composers followed, including close partnerships with Quinn Jacobs, Domenic Clark and Augusto Monk.
In addition to her artistic work, Angela is passionate about education teaches contemporary dance at Canada’s National Ballet School. She is also the founder of DaCo: Dance Collaboration Lab, a project that fosters choreographic practices and interdisciplinary collaborations.
ABD inspires by providing innovative, entertaining and quality performances to the public.
ABD educates and fosters collaborative practices between choreographers and composers.
ABD engages through workshops to foster learning and appreciation for contemporary Dance.
What people say
In “Shadow,” the protagonist’s uneasy truce with her inner-other breaks down in an art gallery. They argue. It’s visceral, but in typically playful fashion, Blumberg presents a dynamic that is as funny as it is urgent. Here that familiar struggle —conscious/unconscious, you/you — falls into a feedback loop that oscillates between tragedy and comedy. The pitch she finds is both jolting and tender.
-Mark Mann, journalist, 2014