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Inspired by chess, checkmate blends stage combat with contemporary dance, bringing these archetypal characters to life. With two possible endings, you never know who might will win!

Checkmate premiered at the Mississauga Waterfront Festival (2013), and has appeared at Guelph Dance Festival's Nooner Series, and at the Living Arts Centre's RBC Theatre for Canada Day in 2018.

Creative Team

Concept & Choreography Colleen Snell, Director of Visual Design: Noelle Hamlyn

Various casts (2013, 2016, 2018 etc), including Frog in Hand's 2018 Summer Company, Jeremy Pearson, JT Papandreos, Christine Birch, Christina Udegbunham, Kristen Carcone, Kelly Shaw, Mayumi Lashbrook, Colleen Snell, Andrew Gaboury, Brockenshire Lemiski, Damian Norman, Mateo Torres, Christian Camilo Giraldo

Performers on a checker board floor in a theatre

Created in partnership with Mississauga Waterfront Festival

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