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Frog in Hand wins Cultural Heritage Award at The Credits
November 3, 2022 - Heritage Mississauga
Jessica Cen (Frog in Hand’s Business Manager) and Caroline Augustin (ex-officio member and marketing advisor) attended The Credits award on behalf of Frog in Hand.
Thanks to Heritage Mississauga, for this generous honor, and to the Mississauga Arts Council for their support and nomination.
We have thrived, despite many obstacles and challenges, while sharing so many special moments and milestones with this community. We are not just one frog - we are a collective of artists, arts workers, educators, superstar volunteers and literally hundreds of local community members who have held us up on every step of this intense journey. We have danced all over this city we are proud to call home and represent its beautiful cultural landscape. We’re excited to share with you and build the Art Shelter, our biggest milestone, next year.
We extend our continuing gratitude to our funders at the Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, Mississauga Arts Council, the Mississauga Culture Division, Hazel McCallion Foundation, Port Credit Community Foundation, Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Community Foundations of Canada. Thanks to our champions - our Board, collaborators, and Frog in Hand family!
Colleen on Turn Out - CIUT 89.5 FM
October 19, 2022 - Turn Out Radio
Tune in to Turn Out Radio! Colleen Snell (Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Frog in Hand), opens up about initiating art from a place of service, the power of site-specific work, and the incubation of a new arts space launching in 2023 that will take the form of a geodesic dome.
Tune in on Wednesday October 19 at 2:00 p.m. EST with host Nicole Inica Hamilton. Catch the broadcast airing on CIUT 89.5 FM. OR, stream at www.ciut.fm, www.turnoutradio.com, Bell Fibe TV, or Rogers Cable TV.
War of the Worlds, reimagined in Hamilton
July 30, 2022 - The Hamilton Spectator (Beatriz Baleeiro)
Check out this spectacular article by the Hamilton Spectator about our last production, War of the Worlds Reimagined, sitting down in conversation with longtime Frog collaborator and writer Callahan Connor, dancer Nicole Decsey, and publicist Isidora Kecman.
World of Threads Artist Interview 101: Noelle Hamlyn
January 12, 2022 - World of Threads Festival (Gareth Bate & Dawne Rudman)
Check out this interview of Frog in hand Co-Founder and Director of Visual Design, Noelle Hamlyn to learn more about her stunning artistic practice and background.
"Noelle exhibited in the 2012 World of Threads Festival exhibition Interlace, deconstruct, the spaces in between at Telephone Booth Gallery, Toronto."
Multi-Passionate Artists Podcast with Artistic Director, Dancer, Choreographer & Fight Director Colleen Snell
November 25, 2021 - Diane Foy
Arts veteran and multi-passionate creative entrepreneur, Diane Foy, sits down with Artistic Director Colleen in her Multi-Passionate Artists podcast (episode 75). Listen to their conversation about Colleen's background, passions, and Frog in Hand's journey.
Gritty Mississauga arts community making a name for itself
November 23, 2021 - The Pointer (Natasha O'Neill)
The Pointer's new article about the Mississauga arts scene. In the article, Colleen shares her view about arts and culture outside of Toronto and why the arts matter. The article also highlights the spectacular work of our pals at Mississauga Arts Council, long-time collaborator Rohan Dhupar, and Mississauga dancer Zachary Seto.
"The arts help us to know ourselves and meet other people, to cross bridges that could not exist without nonverbal communication." - Colleen Snell
Councillor Stephen Dasko's 3rd Annual Mississauga Community Excellence Awards – Nominees and Winners
October 29, 2021 - Stephen Dasko
We are grateful to be part of the incredible community here in Mississauga. On the night of October 28, 2021, we were awarded Artist of the Year in a category full of local talent at the Community Excellence Awards. Thank you to Councillor Stephen Dasko for this opportunity! This is a neighborhood worth celebrating. Cheers to our Rehearsal Director, Alice Cavanagh, for the nomination!
The Second Toronto Fringe New Young Reviewers Roundup
July 29, 2021 - Intermission Magazine
Award-winning actor and playwright Caroline Toal reviewed War of the Worlds Reimagined: Part 1, The Algonquin Tapes, now available to stream online at the 2021 Toronto Digital Fringe Festival until August 22nd.
"War of the Worlds Reimagined: Part 1, The Algonquin Tapes is an entertaining escape from reality and creates a great sensory experience. Thank you, War of the Worlds Reimagined, for making audio drama cool again. I will be on the lookout for parts 2 and 3 – hell, make it a whole podcast season. I’d listen!"
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 until August 22nd.
"... 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)
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.
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.
AGO Artist Spotlight: Jarrett S
Art Gallery of Ontario - July 31, 2020
Check out this Artist Spotlight feature on our dear friend Jarrett Siddall from the AGO. Jarrett is an incredibly talented, Dora-nominated dancer, performing artist, and actor whom we've had the pleasure of working with in Stories in the Woods (2019) and other projects.
"The combination of variations of human and animal bodies, instincts, needs, wants, and body language fascinates me— it is where creatures are born." - Jarrett Siddall
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.
If you enjoy this, consider visiting KP's blog:
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.