Urban roots dance
Gadfly is an eclectic urban dance crew that is stepping its way onto PEI soil with Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre.
The crew is led by directors Ofilion Sinbadinho and Apolonia Velasquez, who created their signature Aybrid Movement style, an urban dance style with a twist. Born from Chilean and Guatemalan parents Apolonia Velasquez and Salvadorian native, Ofilio Sinbadinho Portillo have been creative collaborators since 2000. Both francophones raised in Montreal, they established Gadfly in Toronto, the first urban dance-rooted dance company.
Gadfly is a Repertoire Dance Company that has been moving people, pulsing questions and cooking worlds since 2006. Their body of work includes full-evening works, performances at Ted Talks Toronto, Nuit Blanche, Luminato, Festival DansEncore, and for several charitable organizations. With “Klorofyl,” Gadfly was the recipient of the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance. They’ve also been commissioned to create work across Canada for events and organizations such as Luminato, TED Talks, Nike, and Ryerson University.
Gadfly performs at the Homburg Theatre on January 31. Tickets at box office or confederationcentre.com.