The local modern dance troupe Earthdancers has several stagings of its annual Earth Day show this weekend.
Earthdancers, celebrating its 25th season this year, aims to raise funds for environmental causes through its performances.
This year, funds are being donated to the Junction Creek Stewardship Committee, the Vegetation Enhancement Technical Advisory Committee and Friends of the Earth Canada.
Julia Brousseau, the troupe's co-production team co-ordinator, said the troupe has been working on some special presentations, including a new dance choreographed by Thorneloe University theatre professor Jenny Hazelton.
“It's centralized around this couch,” she said. “There's seven of us in the dance. We jump onto the couch, jump off, throw each other around. It's pretty fun.”
All of the troupe's two-dozen-odd members will also take part in a 20-minute-long dance with an environmental theme called Dream of the Dolphin, first performed by Earthdancers in 1997.
“I think it's a really great way to celebrate Earth Day,” Brousseau said. “You get to watch dance, and support the environment with your ticket.”
Catch the show at Le Théâtre Du Nouvel-Ontario on the Collège Boréal campus April 22 at 7:30 p.m. and April 23 at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Tickets, which cost $15 for students and seniors and $20 for adults, are available through TNO's box office. Visit www.letno.ca.