Artistic Director/Choreographer/Dancer/ Founder of ABD
ABD was created to facilitate collaborations between contemporary dance and Canadian Music. In 2012, Angela began collaborating closely with Canadian composers. Accomplishments include "Composing for Dance", an accredited course at the University of Toronto's Composition Department facilitated by Angela Blumberg and Professor Norbert Palej. Numerous collaborations with some of Toronto's finest up and coming composers followed including Matthias McIntire, Cecilia Livingstone, and Julia Mermelstein. A close partnership with Quinn Jacobs' experimental music theatre company Din of Shadows was established in 2017, and in 2019, Angela worked with notable filmmaker Barabra Willis-Sweete on her epic multi-media project "Schafer's Labyrinth", which pays tribute to Canada's iconic composer R. Murray Schafer. Joining forces with Toronto's contemporary music scene has become a reoccurring theme in Angela's work. ABD is committed to delivering high-quality performances that make a valuable contribution to the Canadian landscape of contemporary dance and music.
“If ballets are the “operas” of the dance world, then German-Canadian choreographer and dancer Angela Blumberg’s choreographies are fine chamber works. While ballets use vibrant sets to lock in a narrative and tell a story, Blumberg’s dance pieces inhabit a realm of poised abstraction, using minimal props and sets.”
-Tyler Verluis, ludwig van Toronto, 2016
“This show is a success. Blumberg’s choreography does a superb job of illustrating the idea of evolution, of transitioning from one kind of being to another. This choreography was implemented successfully by the show’s dancers, both of whom demonstrated an amazing mastery of their bodies in the motion of the dance.”
-Randy McDonald, Mooney on Theatre, 2016