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FELT by Bill Coleman Dance

Be spectator to a unique visual and auditory experience at Evergreen Brick Works this July.

Children participating in a FELT performance.

Three performers dive into our felt experiences of the natural world, dancing on a circular, hand-woven in Mongolian felt floor, surrounded closely by spectators who are welcome and indispensable to this unique visual and auditory experience. Created by choreographer Bill Coleman in collaboration with dancers and with kindergarten children, FELT asks us to recall the wonder of life and experience a performance as we might a community gathering.

This event is supported by Toronto Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts, as part of the Toronto Arts Council's Animating Historic Sites program at Evergreen Brick Works.

We ask that participants please register in advance


Please come prepared to respectfully participate and enjoy the experience. Open to all ages, no experience required. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

The performance will be held outside on the Frances and Tim Price Terrace at Evergreen Brick Works on the following dates:

  • 7-8pm on Wednesday, July 3
  • 1-2pm on Saturday, July 6
  • 1-2pm Sunday, July 7

Please make sure you have selected the correct date when registering to participate on Eventbrite.


Bill Coleman

Bill Coleman has toured stages and collaborated with communities across the globe. As a dancer, he performed with Bill T Jones, Martha Graham Dance Company and many more. His most recent work, Dollhouse, was presented more than thirty times in 2016/17, including Toronto and Edinburgh, and Hymn To The Universe (2008) featured the legendary Sun Ra Arkestra. Coleman was awarded the Canada Council of the Arts Jacqueline-Lemieux Prize in 2002 and is the 2018 recipient of the Walter Carsen Award.


Rouge-Gorge (visual design) is Robin Poitras, one of Saskatchewan’s most prolific performance creators and recipient of Lieutenant Governor's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016, and Edward Poitras, a Saskatchewan-based First Nations artist, recipient of the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts in 2002.

Lee Maracle

Lee Maracle (collaborator) is a member of the Stó:lō nation, an author, instructor in the Aboriginal Studies Program (U of T), Traditional Teacher for First Nations’ House. She has received the JT Stewart Award, Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts
for Ontario.

Christine Duncan

Christine Duncan (musical consultant) has worked with Tanya Taqaq, Anthony Braxton, William Parker and others. 

Carol Prieur

Carol Prieur started her career with Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers. She has worked with the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault, Bill Coleman and others. Grants permitted her to pursue her studies in New York, Europe and India where she was initiated into Kalarypayattu, an Indian martial art form. Since she became a member of COMPAGNIE MARIE CHOUINARD in 1995, three solos have been created for her: Humanitas, Étude Poignante, and Mouvements. She received an Award for Best Performance in Marie Chouinard’s film,Cantique no. 1, at the Moving Pictures Festival of Dance on Film and Video Award in Toronto.

In 2010, Carol is named Dancer of the Year by the prestigious German magazine TANZ and in 2014, she is awarded the Prix de Danse Montreal.

Animikiikwe Ode Couchie-Waukey

Animikiikwe Ode Couchie-Waukey is an emerging multidisciplinary dance artist from Nipissing First Nation. She has worked across a number of disciplines and artistic genres. Most notably, she has engaged and worked with a number of large-scale community arts projects, including Like an Old Tale / Jumblies Theatre and Dances of Resistance / Aanmitaagzi. In 2013, Animikiikwe worked within acclaimed choreographer Penny Couchie’s dance theatre piece entitled When Will You Rage?. She narrated and danced within her mother’s piece. In 2015 she worked on a project called Dances of Resistance with Aanmitaagzi, which was a three-year long process. She attended 3 years of the School of Toronto Dance Theatre’s 4-week summer dance intensive. In 2015 she completed her studies at the Canadore College Theatre Arts Program. Currently she is finishing her training at Ecole de Danse Contemporaine de Montreal. She is in her third year and will be graduating in May 2018.

Ann Trépanier

Ann Trépanier is an emerging dance artist and interpreter based in Toronto. Trépanier attended a DEC diploma at l'École de Danse de Québec and then graduated from the School of Toronto Dance Theatre in 2013. Her ambition and curiosity led her to travel through Europe furthering her education in dance through classes, workshops and by performing with a dance collective from Brussels. She recently collaborated with cinematographer and music artist Kenneth Balys in Iceland, shooting a series of short films. Ann has been working with Bill Coleman since 2011 and is currently taking part in Nicholas Walshs new creation for The Devised and Physical Theatre Company. Other engagements includes performing and developing works for independent artists Amanda Acorn, Amelia Erhardt, Anna Mcdowell, Jessie Garon, Meryem Alaoui and Simon Renaud.

Dates & Times

Last Date: July 7, 2019

7-8pm on Wednesday, July 3

1-2pm on Saturday, July 6

1-2pm on Sunday, July 7

Prices & Fees

Free and open to all to watch, but we ask that you please register in advance if you would like to participate.


Hannah Kemp, Art, Exhibits & Interpretation Program Coordinator or 416-596-1495 ext. 278


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Frances & Tim Price Terrace at Evergreen Brick Works
550 Bayview Ave, Toronto ON, M4W 3X8

Wheelchair accessibleThis event is wheelchair-accessible.