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WAR OF THE WORLDS REIMAGINED: PART 1, THE ALGONQUIN TAPES  2021 TORONTO FRINGE REVIEW

July 24, 2021 - Mooney on Theatre

Read a rave review, written by Madeleine Copp, of our newest and first radio play, War of the Worlds Reimagined: Part 1, The Algonquin Tapes, now available to stream online at the 2021 Toronto Digital Fringe Festival.

"... hits the nail on the head in terms of acting, pacing, story, and audio effects. Moffatt and Cavanagh nailed their performances. It would be easy for Gaboury to rely on exposition and extended descriptions by the characters. Instead, he balances that. Miquelon Rodriguez created a scene you can feel and visualize."

 

Frog in Hand performs at the 26th Annual Mississauga Arts Awards (MARTYS)

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June 29, 2021 - Mississauga Arts Council (YouTube)

Hosted by Arlene, with introductions and award presentations by Mayor Bonnie Crombie, Mississauga’s arts community comes together to celebrate the achievements of the finalists and winners in this compelling online presentation. Congratulations to all of the winners!

Watch an excerpt of cave forest river field with performances by Clarke Blair, Rohan Dhupar, Samuel Davilmar, and Frances Samson.

 

#BollywoodMonster 
Double Take with Frog In Hand

March 22, 2021 - MonstrARTity (Facebook Live)

Watch Colleen Snell's interview with MonstrARTity and host Anchor Jaymin in #BollywoodMonster Double Take! Our 2020 performance with #BollywoodMonster Mashup was presented by the ten members of the 2020 Summer Company. This work is a mix of Bollywood, hip hop, and contemporary dance, with choreography by Mississauga's own and 2020 Summer Company member, Rohan Dhupar. Frog in Hand also collaborated with #BollywoodMonster Orchestra in the performance. 

 

Frog in Hand on Innovating Traditional Bollywood Dance

October 3, 2020 - MonstrARTity (YouTube)

Artistic Director Colleen Snell, 2020 Summer Company member and choreographer Rohan Dhupar, and Business Manager Jessica Cen share some really cool info about celebrating existing Bollywood dance styles and making it your own in this #MonsterArtist Development (MAD) episode.

Our 2020 performance with #BollywoodMonster Mashup was presented by the ten members of the 2020 Summer Company. This work is a mix of Bollywood, hip hop, and contemporary dance, with choreography by Mississauga's own and 2020 Summer Company member, Rohan Dhupar. Frog in Hand also collaborated with #BollywoodMonster Orchestra in the performance. 

 

Colleen Snell: On Artistic Collaboration & the Importance of Embodiment

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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.

If you enjoy this, consider visiting KP's blog:
http://themovementblog.co.uk/

 

Review: Stories in the Woods (Frog in Hand)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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 

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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

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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

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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. 

Mississauga Life Issue 22 Nov - Dec 2013

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November 6, 2013 -  Mississauga Life Magazine

 

Check out a full page spread about Frog in Hand's work at the AGM!

 

Colleen and Noelle on Evi-Dance Radio

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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.