Dance Animal: Toronto
Dance Animal was founded in Montreal in 2008 by Robin Henderson. Inspired by her observations of pop culture, her personal travels and learning the “yes, and” philosophy of her improv comedy friends, the original Dance Animal production was Robin’s love-letter to the city of Montreal. Reflecting the vast spectrum of languages and cultures of the city, it combined the talents of Anglophone, Francophone and Allophone theatre artists to dynamic results, winning numerous awards including the Just For Laughs “Best Comedy” Award (Dance Animal Presents: Dance Animal) and the Cirque du Soleil “Best Original Creation” Award (Dance Animal Presents: Freaks of Nature). Dance Animal set records as the top selling show in Montreal Fringe history and Dance Animal Presents: Dance Animal saw record-breaking runs at JFL’s Zoofest and Centaur Theatre’s Wildside Festival, and also played at the 2010 Toronto Fringe.
Dance Animal: Toronto features an entirely new cast, with the exception of leader Robin Henderson (Dance Tiger) who has moved from Montreal and found a new home in Toronto. This new show sees a group of Toronto misfits from all walks of life, each being recruited by the mysterious Dance Tiger to join Dance Animal’s Toronto Tribe. As each Animal shares their story with the audience, we discover how their lives have changed for the better, now that they have met their ultimate Tribe, and realized their true calling: to express themselves through DANCE.