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Eight of Toronto’s most celebrated singers and dancers will take the Auditorium stage for the first Museum-hosted event of its kind in more than a year and a half.
Spearheaded by Toronto live music collective FabCollab, Women in Song: Strange Darlings showcases the diversity and talent of the city’s global music and dance scene. Four highly sought-after local singers will each perform alongside an equally talented and expressive dancer-choreographer representing a different cultural tradition. Each duo’s performance will boast an original work of choreography set to the music of the featured vocalist.
The innovative pairings are:
- Suba Sankaran (Indo-fusion) and Cotee Harper (Indigenous fancy shawl dance)
- Tara Moneka (Arabic fusion) and Paromita Kar (classical Indian dance)
- Nicky Lawrence (blues) and Aria Evans (contemporary dance)
- Brenna McCrimmon (Turkish folk) and Sofí Gudiño (contemporary flamenco dance)
The evening will also feature a very special guest appearance by FabCollab resident flamenco duo Tamar Ilana and Lia Grainger, who will be performing traditional flamenco pieces peppered with surprises.
Backing the singers and dancers will be Ventanas, the accomplished six-piece Toronto ensemble who re-imagine Mediterranean melodies and flamenco grooves for the 21st century.