The 2023 world premiere ‘PSYCHOSIS,’ a Ronald Taylor Dance production, is inspired by an investigation of mental health illness of Caribbean persons living in Canada.
“Psychosis is a feature of mental illness typically characterized by radical changes in personality, impaired functioning, and a distorted sense of objective reality”.
This production will look at depression and darkness as it impacts the human psyche.
RTD under the artistic leadership of Ronald A Taylor is celebrating its 30th Anniversary showcasing Caribbean contemporary dance in Canada.
This production, PSYCHOSIS is sponsored by the Canada Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council.
TRIGGER WARNING: This show contains scenes that some patrons may find disturbing and/or confusing. If necessary, members of the audience may exit the performance space quietly and if she/he/they choose(s), may re-enter the theatre, at any time during the performance
Friday, May 26, 8 PM
Saturday, May 27, 8 PM
Approximately 75 minutes
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CAST - Dancers, Actor and Musicians
Kwasi Obeng Adjei
Richard “Popkorn” Cumberbatch
Curtis Noel - Actor
Concept & Choreography by Ronald A. Taylor
Rehearsal Director Michael J S Mortley
Project Lead Judith Lezama - Charles
Project Assistant Wilma Cromwell
Composer and Musicians Richard “Popkorn” Cumberbatch & Majid Affan
Lighting Design Andrew Mc Cormack
Graphic Designer Nataliya Zlotnikov
Costume Design Michael J S Mortley & Ronald A. Taylor
Videographer James Buffin
Photo Credit Michael J S Mortley
Ronald Taylor Dance (formerly known as Canboulay Dance Theatre) was founded in 1993.
Under the watchful eye of Ronald A. Taylor, Artistic Director, this 30-year Toronto-based company, continues to play an active role in collaborating with artists both nationally and internationally.
True to his Caribbean roots, Taylor’s work fuses modern, Caribbean folk, and traditional ballet in a distinctive style best described as ‘Dingolay,’ which primarily means, a style of dance where the performer twists and turns, using very detailed and elaborate movements.