Thursday, April 2, 2020

Celebration of Dance 2020

For Immediate Release: 

It is with incredible sadness that we share that we have made the important and necessary decision to cancel Celebration of Dance 2020. We are heartbroken for the lost opportunity to support our local charitable organizations and for the lost opportunity for the performers, choreographers, and audience

But we move forward. Rest assured that we will be back in 2021 to bring you this special fundraising event and performance opportunity that means so much to us at SCD, to the dancers and to our broader Simcoe County community.
For now, please be safe, take good care of each other, and cherish your loved ones.Yours in dance,

Natasha O'Hara
Outreach Coordinator

Chrissy Baxter
Executive Director

Shelby Thoms
Artistic Director

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Monday, March 16, 2020

Notice from Simcoe Contemporary Dancers

For Immediate Release:

Friday, March 16, 2020, Barrie, ON

The health, safety and well-being of our attendees, participants, staff, company members and volunteers is of the utmost importance to us.

We continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 updates from the World Health Organization, Health Canada, and Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit. We are committed to taking all the necessary precautions recommended by these organizations and are focusing to ensure that we are meeting the needs of our public and our members.

To protect the public and our team, we will be closed through April 5, 2020. We will not hold any open/drop-in classes or rehearsals during this time. 

We will update our website, here, and social media as the situation changes and our plans change accordingly. 

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Friday, March 13, 2020

UPDATE: COVID-19

For Immediate Release:

Friday, March 13, 2020, Barrie, ON

The health, safety and well-being of our attendees, participants, staff, company members and volunteers is of the utmost importance to us.

We continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 updates from the World Health Organization, Health Canada, and Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit. We are committed to taking all the necessary precautions recommended by these organizations and are focusing to ensure that we are meeting the needs of our public and our members.

In the spirit of extreme caution, we have come to the difficult decision to cancel our free dance workshops this Saturday, March 14 at the Gibson Centre in Alliston. We are looking forward to rescheduling these events for some time in the future and apologize for any inconvenience. 

Our performance at 7 PM will continue as scheduled. Please note only presale tickets will be honoured as the box office is now closed and no further tickets will be sold.

In order to maintain a safe environment, we are taking the following measures:
  • We are implementing a simple screening questionnaire at our upcoming Confluence 10th Anniversary Tour performance.
  • We will have Lysol wipes and hand sanitizer on hand for your use.
  • We recommend that anyone who has returned from any of the countries listed by Health Canada in the last 14 days, anyone who has come in close contact to someone diagnosed with COVID-19, anyone who has been in contact with anyone who has travelled to the countries listed by Health Canada or if you have experienced any flu-like symptoms in the last 14 days to please not attend or participate in any Confluence 10th Anniversary performance this weekend (March 14, 2020).

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Steps We're Taking to Address COVID-19



For Immediate Release:

Thursday, March 12, 2020, Barrie, ON

The health, safety and well-being of our attendees, participants, staff, company members and volunteers is of the utmost importance to us.

We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 updates from the World Health Organization, Health Canada, and Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit. Simcoe Contemporary Dancers is operating under our regular business hours and will periodically update company guidance based on current recommendations.
We are committed to taking all the necessary precautions recommended by the World Health Organization. Our focus is to ensure that we are meeting the needs of our public and our members.

In order to maintain a safe environment, we are taking the following measures:



  • We are implementing a simple screening questionnaire at our upcoming Confluence 10th Anniversary Tour performance and free workshops.
  • We will have Lysol wipes and hand sanitizer on hand for your use.
  • We recommend that anyone who has returned from any of the countries listed by Health Canada in the last 14 days, anyone who has come in close contact to someone diagnosed with COVID-19, anyone who has been in contact with anyone who has travelled to the countries listed by Health Canada or if you have experienced any flu-like symptoms in the last 14 days to please not attend or participate in any Confluence 10th Anniversary activities this weekend (March 14, 2020).




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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Simcoe Contemporary Dancers in the WOW Collection


For Immediate Release:




The WOW Collection Promises Two Months of Awe-Inspiring Experiential, Site-Specific and Immersive Productions to Enthral Audiences in Toronto and Barrie This Spring



Carly Manuel, Ulana Romanish, Casey-Lee Cooper, Jaqui Brown and Eligh Zimmerman of Simcoe Contemporary Dancers in In the time before the immediate present and the time immediately to follow facilitated by Sarah Lochhead / Video still from footage by Max Lupo.


What: The WOW Collection, a massive and awe-inspiring collection of artistic programming will bring curious audiences hundreds of extraordinary experiential, site-specific and immersive performances.

Who: Talk Is Free Theatre (TIFT), the acclaimed not-for-profit theatre company is best known for taking audiences across the ocean for an unprecedented world premiere of The Curious Voyage, introduces The WOW Collection.

TIFT will present two productions, alongside performances by lauded theatre, dance and immersive arts companies: Zuppa Theatre, Theatre Conspiracy, TranscenDance Project, Studio Matías Umpierrez, Simcoe Contemporary Dancers, DLT Experience and ThinkArts.
When: March 18 to May 17, 2020. Varying showtimes, for information on each show’s run, please visit thewowcollection.ca.

Where: A variety of non-traditional venues including a library, a public bus and the patron’s own hotel room during an overnight stay for The WOW Collection’s flagship production, The Curious Voyage.

Tickets: Tickets range from $15 - $180 per performance and are available at tickets.tift.ca. A limited number of VIP ‘Choose Your W(OWn) Adventure’ multi-ticket packs are available which include a hotel stay and your choice of three experiences, plus The Curious Voyage.

TORONTO — January 29, 2020:

Tickets to The WOW Collection, a massive and awe-inspiring collection of artistic programming, launch today at thewowcollection.ca. The unprecedented festival of immersive arts will bring curious audiences hundreds of extraordinary experiential, site-specific and immersive performances.

The WOW Collection will span across two cities — Toronto and Barrie — from March 18 until May 17, 2020 with 10 high calibre productions that blur the lines between stage and audience, and art and life, as the patron becomes the protagonist.

The productions are multidisciplinary, with the inclusion of theatre, dance, music and visual arts, and some performances will even transport audiences between the cities as part of the narrative.

The WOW Collection will host the Canadian premiere of the acclaimed The Museum of Fiction, starring Canada’s leading theatrical artist Robert Lepage and created and produced by his protégé Matías Umpierrez. Another boldface name involved in the collection is Evelyn Hart, legendary ballerina and Canadian Walk of Fame inductee, who will perform in the world premiere of TranscenDance Project’s A Grimm Night.

This ambitious project for all ages is generously supported by Ontario Trillium Foundation, Department of Canadian Heritage, Celebrate Ontario, RT07 and Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund. Partners include Barrie Film Festival and Tourism Barrie.

For more information, schedule and tickets, please visit thewowcollection.ca.

Social Media:
Instagram: @experiencetheWOWCollection
Facebook: /experiencetheWOWcollection
Twitter: @WOW_collection
YouTube: The WOW Collection

For Media Inquiries please contact: 
Duet Public Relations
Lara Watson - 416.454.1435

lara@duetpublicrelations.com

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