By Will McGuirk
Beginning tonight and running until Saturday March 9 the Toronto Dance Theatre presents ‘Persefony Songs’. This is a performance with twelve dancers and six musicians from the Toronto collective Bernice set against images from Christopher House’s choreography for ‘Persephone’s Lunch’. The soundtrack has been scored by Thom Gill of Bernice.
Gill had been working with Chaka Khan as well as the Mountain Goats. Lead singer Robin Dann, back-up vocalist Felicity Williams, bassist Dan Fortin and Phil Melanson (percussion) have performed with a diverse array of musicians from Martha Wainwright to Ryan Hemsworth. Other bands they populate include Bahamas and DIANA.
“ambientmozza” from ‘Persefony Songs’ is available and the whole score will be available on cassette at the theatre.