Fresh Performance in the City

June 5-18

A two-week festival bringing together seasoned professionals and emerging talent to Ryerson's studio theatre.

The festival will feature diverse acts and bring together actors, dancers, musicians, poets and DJ's from across the city.

The School of Performance in Ryerson's Faculty of Communication and Design is pleased for the first time ever to open its doors to Toronto's talented community.

Tickets

Single show ticket - $15

Multi show pass - $50

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The Festival

Parodos is a two-week festival in the heart of downtown Toronto. Held by the Ryerson School of Performance in Faculty of Communication and Design, this festival unites cultural community partners and nurtures emerging talent in Toronto’s next generation of music, video, and live performance artists.

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June 5
  • Theatre I Ryersonia I 7pm
    SOLD OUT
June 6
  • Theatre I Ryersonia I 7:30pm
    Ryersonia: HOME, is a performance of dance, music, and spoken word exploring concepts of what it means to have, lose, and to achieve a home once again.
June 7
  • Music I Thompson Egbo-Egbo Trio I 7:30pm
    The Thompson Egbo-Egbo Trio uses classical, jazz, and pop to create a unique sonic blend.
June 8
  • MUSIC I YULIA KOVALEVA I 7:30PM
    Russian pianist Yulia Kovaleva performs works of Mozart, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev and Shostakovitch.
  • Dance I Rock Bottom Movement I 8pm
    A Chorus Line meets Big Brother Canada in a brand new and almost true dance theatre work about moving on, dreaming big and surviving at The Bottom.
June 9
  • DANCE I ROCK BOTTOM MOVEMENT I 8PM
    A Chorus Line meets Big Brother Canada in a brand new and almost true dance theatre work about moving on, dreaming big and surviving at The Bottom.
  • Theater I Jews Don't Kayak I 7:30pm
    A comedy-drama about the star-crossed marriage of a recent widower and a perennial transition woman. Set in modern-day San Diego, California, Jews Don't Kayak is ultimately about people who talk at, but rarely to, one another.
  • Music I Sheldon Universe I 9pm
    90 minutes of non-stop entertainment with original music & covers performed by a 10-piece band, drummers, and dancers, with special guests Brownman Ali (trumpet) & Samba Squad.
June 10
  • Music I To The Moon And Back I 1:30pm
    This piano concert explores the various stages of two people falling in love. Experience music from the classical period through to newly-commissioned works.
  • Dance I Rock Bottom Movement I 2pm
    A Chorus Line meets Big Brother Canada in a brand new and almost true dance theatre work about moving on, dreaming big and surviving at The Bottom.
  • Theatre I Eurydice I 7:30pm
    A modern theatrical adaptation of the ancient Greek tragedy of Orpheus and Eurydice, written by Sarah Ruhl. Traditionally told from the perspective of Orpheus, this absurdist re-imaging highlights Eurydice, and tells the tale from her eyes.
  • Dance I Rock Bottom Movement I 8pm
    A Chorus Line meets Big Brother Canada in a brand new and almost true dance theatre work about moving on, dreaming big and surviving at The Bottom.
  • Music I Sheldon Universe I 9pm
    90 minutes of non-stop entertainment with original music & covers performed by a 10-piece band, drummers, and dancers, with special guests Brownman Ali (trumpet) & Samba Squad.
June 11
  • Theatre I Eurydice I 2pm
    A modern theatrical adaptation of the ancient Greek tragedy of Orpheus and Eurydice, written by Sarah Ruhl. Traditionally told from the perspective of Orpheus, this absurdist re-imaging highlights Eurydice, and tells the tale from her eyes.
June 13
  • Dance I Bollywood Dance Lessons I 6pm
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  • Music I Thompson Egbo-Egbo Trio I 7:30pm
    The Thompson Egbo-Egbo Trio uses classical, jazz, and pop to create a unique sonic blend.
June 14
  • Dance I Kahawi Dance I 8pm
    Kahawi Dance Theatre (KDT) is one of Canada's leading contemporary dance companies, recognized for its seamless fusing of Indigenous and contemporary dance into a compelling signature choreographic vision.
June 15
  • Theatre I Tongue Play I 7:30pm
    A workshop of the new musical Tongue Play by Lola Xenos will connect theatre practice and immigrant communities to examine and represent the growing population of audible minority Canadians.
June 16
  • Theatre I Tongue Play I 7:30pm
    A workshop of the new musical Tongue Play by Lola Xenos will connect theatre practice and immigrant communities to examine and represent the growing population of audible minority Canadians.
  • Dance I Lua Shayenne Dance Company & Ryerson Dance Shorts I 8pm
    Presenting dance works that explore current subject matters, drawing on the aesthetics and values of West African dance and culture, with the aim to be a source of social good and spiritual progress.
  • Music I DJ Dopey and Jasper I 9pm
    A founding member of the Turntable Monkz & certified world champion (2003 DMC World Champion), Dopey has battled his way to the top, performing alongside the world's best DJs and musicians.
June 17
  • Theatre I Tongue Play I 1:30pm
    A workshop of the new musical Tongue Play by Lola Xenos will connect theatre practice and immigrant communities to examine and represent the growing population of audible minority Canadians.
  • Dance I Dance Migration: GAIA I 2pm
    SOLD OUT
  • Theatre I Tongue Play I 7:30pm
    A workshop of the new musical Tongue Play by Lola Xenos will connect theatre practice and immigrant communities to examine and represent the growing population of audible minority Canadians.
  • Dance I Dance Migration: GAIA I 8pm
    Diving deep beneath the surface, Dance Migration pushes the boundaries of Brazilian samba. Choreographed and produced by artistic director Adrianna Yanuziello, Gaia is a story about the female experience told through the bodies of five powerful dancers. Inspired by the works of Brazilian choreographers Irineu Nogueira & Rosangela Silvestre comes forth a journey of self-discovery, self-acceptance, and self-love. It's the story about breaking the person we're told we're supposed to be and finding the courage to stand in who we are. The show features the original score from the debut performance of GAIA in September 2016.
  • Music I DJ Dopey and Jasper I 9pm
    A founding member of the Turntable Monkz & certified world champion (2003 DMC World Champion), Dopey has battled his way to the top, performing alongside the world's best DJs and musicians.
June 18
  • Theatre I Tongue Play I 1:30pm
    A workshop of the new musical Tongue Play by Lola Xenos will connect theatre practice and immigrant communities to examine and represent the growing population of audible minority Canadians.
  • Dance I Dance Migration: GAIA I 2pm
    SOLD OUT