"There is a new and powerful musical voice on Toronto’s polymath artistic landscape"
"Toronto’s hottest chamber performance series going these days"
Stephen Bonfield, Ludwig Van Toronto
A World Transformed
"A World Transformed" tells the tragic story of Matthew Shepard, the young man from Wyoming who was brutally murdered because of his sexuality. Through contemporary dance, song and spoken word, "A World Transformed" shares this historically pivotal story through the lens of both Matthew and his mother Judy Shepard, who today is still one of the leading voices fighting for 2SLGBTQ+ rights.
Choreographed by William Yong and Laurence Lemieux, with tenor Marcel d'Entremont, mezzo-soprano Andrea Ludwig, pianists Jeanie Chung and Dakota Scott-Digout, violinist Aaron Schwebel and dancers Zachary Cardwell, Evan Webb, Brayden Cairns and Johanna Bergfelt.
Musical program and text selections curated by Marcel d'Entremont.
Video by Dylan Tedaldi. Music by Jean Marie Leclair, performed by violinists Aaron Schwebel and TJ skinner
Echo Chamber is a performance series that intertwines live chamber music and dance in new choreographed works.
My objective as Artistic Director is to create performances that offer a new lens through which both music and dance can be experienced. By merging these two art forms in an intimate setting, Echo Chamber performances deliver the unique opportunity to see and hear music and dance together as one integrated expression.
Echo Chamber performances have featured choreography by some of Canada's leading dance makers, including Laurence Lemieux, Alysa Pires, William Yong, Hanna Kiel, Christopher Stowell, Liana Bellissimo, Tara Pillon, Robert Stephen, and Brendan Saye.
Echo Chamber has appeared at music and dance festivals around Ontario, including Fall for Dance North, Toronto Summer Music Festival and Ottawa Chamberfest.