Summer Company 2019
From left to right above: Krista Newey, Cody Berry, Kirsten Sullivan, Micha Baltman, Tavia Christina, Anastasia Botos, Dana MacDonald. Not pictured: Jessica Cen. All images above by Tavia Christina and Summer Company.
In Spring 2019, Frog in Hand held open auditions. Seven remarkable dancers and Production Assistant Jessica Cen were invited to join Frog in Hand's Summer Company project. Throughout the summer these emerging dance artists are creating and premiering new work (Boomba), teaching company class, developing their strength, stamina and mobility with personal trainer Alice Cavanagh, leading community and school outreach (Dragon), undertaking specialized training (sword work, stage combat, clowning, theatre, spoken word poetry, writing, martial arts), writing blog posts, and researching new work (Stories in the Woods, Sugar Plum). The company performed at the Toronto Fringe 2019 in a site-specific work, Heart of Matter, at Trinity Saint Paul's United Church.