WITNESS  -   JUNE 1 & 2, 2013  GUELPH DANCE FESTIVAL                            Choreography by Tracey Norman                                                                                Performed by Jesse Dell and Jordana Deveau

Guelph Dance Festival Sneak Peek: Tracey Norman

Photography by Craig Chambers




Curated by Kiri Figueiredo Dance  THE GRAVITY HOUR features new work by;
Kiri Figueiredo, Michael Caldwell and Shannon Litzenberger.

For tickets visit  For more information contact us at visit

Robert Gill Theatre
214 College St., 3rd Floor
Directions Click HERE

Friday, July 6             7:30 pm-8:30 pm
Saturday, July 7         1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Sunday, July 8           10:15 pm-11:15 pm
Wednesday, July 11   6:15 pm-7:15 pm
Thursday, July 12      8:30 pm-9:30 pm
Friday, July 13           4:00 pm-5:00 pm
Saturday, July 14       3:30 pm-4:30 pm


Photo by Peyman Soheili

Choreographed by Shannon Litzenberger
Performed by  Jesse Dell and Jordana Deveau

Click here to watch the Trailer





JD Dance, in association with The Young Centre for the Performing Arts, Distillery Historic District, present Ink to Flesh

Ink to flesh will be an exciting evening of choreography and performance by JD Dance Artistic Directors Jesse Dell and Jordana Deveau, and will feature a new work from guest choreographer Kate Franklin. This production explores our society’s continuously evolving perspectives on physical beauty and the body. Ink, the substance we use to record these changing ideals, to weave tales, produce images and permanently mark the human skin is brought to life, expressed in the flesh.

The program will include two works by Dell and Deveau, Tattwo and Army of Barbie, and a new work by guest choreographer Kate Franklin.

In Tattwo, the audience is transported first into the freakish world of the carnival sideshow and then into the telekinetic minds of two of its characters. The tattooed ladies’ philosophical world view, all encompassing and interconnected as the painted image on their skin, is expressed through the movement of their bodies. As the only anomalous humans in the sideshow by choice, what can these ‘freaks’ tell us about how we view difference?

Both whimsical and dark, Army of Barbie presents a spectrum of perspectives on the ‘perfect’ woman. Bringing social consciousness into their work, Dell and Deveau investigate the effect of enhanced, altered, and plasticized cultural icons on an individuals sense of personal beauty. This piece challenges our seemingly endless pursuit of perfection and questions the extent to which members of our society are willing to go to attain current ideals of physical beauty.

In her new duet A Mark, Kate Franklin uses restless energy and twisted partnering to explore the ways in which those we touch leave their mark on us forever.

Ink to flesh
October 13th – 23rd, 2010
13, 15, 21, 23 at 8:30 pm
14, 16, 20, 22 at 7:00 pm
Tickets $15 / $20
plus service charges

Tank House Theatre Young Centre for the Performing Arts

Distillery Historic District
55 Mill Street, Building 49
Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4


NUIT BLANCHE 2010 @ the Distillery
Presented by Dance Ontario



Jesse and Jordana will be performing ‘Ava’ at 8:30 9:30 and 10:30 pm outside CCDT at 509 Parliament St. Inspired by the women of eras past, ‘Ava’ is a tribute to their strength, intelligence, beauty and perseverance.


DANCE MATTERS – From the Fryin’ Pan

Jesse and Jordana will be performing ‘Tattwo’ a new choreographic collaboration in DANCE MATTERS is a bold dance performance series. This exciting curated event features finished works in a casual theatre environment; a platform for the exchange of thoughts, ideas, and feedback between audience and artists.

Jordana Deveau - Tattwo Rehearsal

Jordana Deveau in rehearsal for Tattwo

Series 3 – From the Fryin’ Pan will feature an exciting medley of recently finished works, improvisers, dance fusion, emerging artists, and collaboratively created works from professional dance artists. The spirit of the show is energetic, fiery, fresh and spontaneous!

April 17/18 @ 4pm

Scotiabank Studio Theatre
Pia Bouman School
416 556 0347

Featuring: Angela Blumberg, Valerie Calam for ALIAS Dance Projects, Jesse Dell / Jordana Deveau, Elise Legrand, and Gadfly!
With special guests: Aaron Water (Sunday),
Lilia Leon / Julie Lassonde (Saturday)