Media & Newstories
Colleen Snell: On Artistic Collaboration & the Importance of Embodiment
April 17, 2020 - The Movers & The Makers (Soundcloud)
Frog in Hand's director Colleen Snell sat down to speak with KP Jackson (of Movement Blog UK). Colleen and KP met in London England - this was their first conversation in 7 years! The interview focussed on Frog in Hand's creative work, Colleen's creative practise, and ways movers and makers are responding to the ongoing covid crisis.
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Review: Stories in the Woods (Frog in Hand)
October 7, 2019 - Mooney on Theatre
Check out a review about Stories in the Woods by Samantha Wu.
Frog in Hand presents a dystopian journey into the deep unknown with Stories in the Woods
A mysterious walk through the cold woods at night turns into an eerie exploration into a dystopian future where climate change has rendered the world nearly unlivable...
Heart Of Matter 2019 Toronto Fringe Review
July 6, 2019 - Mooney on Theatre
Check out a review about Heart of Matter by Crystal Wood.
What makes us hold onto things, and what makes us let go? Movement company Frog in Hand explores this idea in Heart of Matter at the 2019 Toronto Fringe Festival....
The Things We Do We Do Not Say with Percy Anane-Dwumfour and Colleen Snell
July 3, 2019 - Turn Out Radio
Originally aired on July 3, 2019 at 9:00 am, hosted by Nicole Hamilton, with guests Percy Anane-Dwumfour and Frog in Hand's very own, Colleen Snell.
Listen to the insightful conversation about how we can open up conversation and change the narrative regarding space, and how we create.
Fringe My Way With Aurora Browne
July 2019 - Toronto Fringe Festival
Heart of Matter was selected as one of Aurora Browne's top, can't-miss picks as part of Fringe's Fringe My Way campaign! Aurora Browne is a creator and performer for CBC's Baroness von Sketch Show.
Ryerson Springworks 2019
March 28, 2019 - Ryerson School of Performance
This video shares Colleen's creative process with the Ryerson School of Performance for Springworks 2019. This show featured new choreography by guest artists Ryan Lee & Colleen Snell, as well as a curated selection of new works by the next generation of emerging choreographers.
Eve of St. George Review
January 17, 2020 - Toronto Star
Read review by theatre critic Carly Maga on "Eve of St. George" by TranscenDance Project that was fight choreographed by Frog in Hand's Colleen Snell.
Cratchley’s choreography acts as a storytelling device, going for action and mood over inventiveness. It’s slow and intimate and broody — until Snell’s fight choreography kicks in — enhanced by Owen Belton’s music, which draws naturally from the human heartbeat.
January 2, 2019 - My Entertainment World
Frog in Hand was nominated by My Entertainment World for Outstanding Dance Performance with our Fringe show The Fall. Thank you to the cast for your devotion and work, thank you to My Entertainment World for the nomination!
Fringe review: The Fall
July 8, 2018 - NOW Toronto
Kathleen Smith reviews The Fall.
Colleen Snell has devised an ensemble dance that begins with a dreamy voiceover narrative about falling asleep at the wheel. In the opening scenes a group of 15 dancers work with a large blue crash pad, jumping on it or tilting it to create a monolith that falls over with an echoing bang...
The Fall 2018 Toronto Fringe Review
July 7, 2018 - Mooney on Theatre
Crystal Wood reviews The Fall.
"If you’ve ever found yourself exhausted by this whole “standing upright” business, aka life, you will appreciate the message of The Fall, a contemporary dance piece performed by Frog in Hand at the 2018 Toronto Fringe Festival"
The Fall Comes to The Toronto Fringe Festival
May 17, 2018 - Broadway World
Broadway World profiles The Fall.
At the edge of the abyss, do we fly or do we fall? Do we land or crash? The body hurtles through space, collapses, gives in to gravity. This is the choreographic language of The Fall, an original, site-specific dance by Frog in Hand, presented at the Toronto Fringe Festival.
Review: The Eve of St. George (TranscenDance Project)
January 16, 2018 - Mooney on Theatre
Wayne Leung of Mooney on Theatre reviews The Eve of St. George by TranscenDance Project, fight choreographed by Frog in Hand's Colleen Snell.
The choreography of the larger group scenes is particularly impressive for their scale and complexity. So too is the fight choreography by Colleen Snell; the show’s combat scenes are intense, highly physical and brutal—made even more so by the close proximity the audience is afforded to the action.
Mississauga’s arts community celebrates artistic excellence at MARTY Awards
May 19, 2017 - Mississauga.com
Frog in Hand was proud to receive the 2017 Dance Established MARTY Award! Read the article by Chris Clay to see other recipients and winners.
Creature at In Situ Festival
October 25, 2016 - The Dance Current profiles Creature at In Situ Festival.
Mississauga-based artist Colleen Snell is known for her highly theatrical and site-specific dance work, and her newest creation, Creature, will be no exception. “This is one of the most audacious and exciting works I’ve ever choreographed and collaboratively devised with Frog in Hand,” Snell tells The Dance Current.
Festival Artist Spotlight: Swashbuckling Fun with Frog in Hand
April 26, 2016 - Guelph Dance Blog
We were featured on the Guelph Dance Festival Artist Spotlight! You can learn more about the swashbuckling production we performed in June 2016 in VIEW MORE!
A Living Arts Centre Presentation: Off The Wall
September 10, 2015
Watch a video of Off The Wall at the Living Arts Centre.
Off the Wall 2015 was an ambitious, high profile creative event involving 23 artists and 6,000 audience members. Building on its successful 2014 edition, Off the Wall was free to the public and fully integrated into the Living Arts Centre’s Canada Day programming...
Wowing them with dance in Exhibition Park
June 7, 2015 - Guelph Mercury
On left: Dancers Julia Consentino and Andrew McCormack
Members of Mississauga's Frog In Hand dance company perform their piece Café Noisette in Exhibition Park Saturday. The performance was part of the Guelph Dance Festival's In the Park offerings and drew a large and enthusiastic crowd on a gorgeous sunny day.
Artists plan to fill City Hall with balloons on Canada Day
June 26, 2014 - Mississauga.com
Article by David Paterson.
A forest of balloons will sprout up in the main entrance hall of Mississauga Civic Centre on Canada Day. Around 120 helium balloons, some up to three feet in diameter, will fill the cavernous space as musicians play and dancers and actors flit about encouraging visitors to write their thoughts about Canada on notes attached to the balloons.
Colleen and Noelle on Evi-Dance Radio
September 13, 2013 - Evi-danc Radio
Colleen and Noelle had a great conversation with Ted Fox at Evi-dance Radio. They discussed the role of gender in art and how contemporary art compares with contemporary dance. They also shared a bit about their multidisciplinary work, Wall, which was performed at the Art Gallery of Mississauga on September 26, 2013.