World After Dark Announcement / by Shannon Litzenberger


Shannon Litzenberger Contemporary Dance presents...

in partnership with Harbourfront Centre

World After Dark

March 6-9, 2019
Harbourfront Centre Theatre
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Images by Lyon Smith

I'm thrilled to announce the production of my new work World After Dark, premiering March 6-9, 2019 at Harbourfront Centre Theatre in Toronto. 

Inspired by Christopher Dewdney’s award-winning book Acquainted with the Night, 'World After Dark' explores our relationship with the physical and metaphorical night. From the three stages of nightfall to the science of the cosmos; from the birth of nightlife to the empire of dreams; from the biology of nocturnal creatures to the mythology of the night sky, Dewdney’s compelling poetic reveries and scientific explanations take us on an epic voyage through the mysteries of night.

With an outstanding, multi-disciplinary creative team and ensemble of performers, 'World After Dark' invites us to reclaim the night within – a metaphor for the sensual, the embodied and the feminine.

Creative Team

Concept, Choreography and Direction Shannon Litzenberger
Based on Christopher Dewdney’s Acquainted with the night: Excursions through the world after dark
Outside Eye / Creative Advisor Gerald Trentham
Writer / Dramaturg Guillermo Verdecchia
Lighting and Set Design Ken MacKenzie
Video Design Elysha Poirier
Sound Design John Gzowski
Costume Design Alexandra Lord
Creative Contributors Marie-Josée Chartier and Susie Burpee
Videography and Trailer Aria Evans

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This is by far my most ambitious work yet! After over four years in development, I can't wait to share it with you. 

Save the date and see you at the show!

With best wishes,

Shannon Litzenberger
Artistic Director
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Thank you

World After Dark has been generously supported by the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, Harbourfront Centre Performing Arts Residency Program, Soulpepper’s Resident Artist Program and Toronto Dance Theatre’s Creation Residency Program. 


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If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution in support of World After Dark, visit (n.b. When donating online, please indicate in the 'Message to Harbourfront Centre' that your contribution is in support of Shannon Litzenberger Contemporary Dance or World After Dark). Thank you for helping to make it happen!
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