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We’re gearing up for shows at SummerWorks in Toronto and we’re hosting a showing, dance party and send off in Vancouver before we head out. You’re all invited…

Show: featuring new performance works in progress by Alexa Mardon & Erika Mitsuhashi, Jeanette Kotowich, Elissa Hanson; excerpts of #NEWRAW by Deanna Peters; and video contributions from fellow #SW2016 artists Hong Kong Exile, Catherine Murray

Party: DJs, springy wooden dance floor and bar ($5 highballs, beer, wine)

Admission is sliding scale: $10–$25

Send Off: We’re performing #NEWRAW at SummerWorks Aug 8 & 13 @ The Theatre Centre. All $$$ raised at this event will go directly to funding our tour: artist fees, flights, accommodation, promo, show programs, equipment, etc. To date we have raised $1500 of our $4000 goal.

If you can’t attend the party, but would like to support our continued work with a donation, please contact with the amount you’d like to give. Donations also welcome if you can make the party. We accept cash and credit cards, online or at the door. Tax receipts can be issued. All donors will be listed on, in our SummerWorks show program and especially in our hearts...

An EDAM Dance commission, NEW RAW was originally created and performed in 2013 by Deanna Peters in collaboration w/ performers Molly McDermott, Elissa Hanson & Alexa Mardon; costumes/set designer Natalie Purschwitz; and lighting designer James Proudfoot. With 10 performances to date in Vancouver (EDAM 2013, Dancing On The Edge 2015) and Edmonton (Expanse Festival 2014), we are pleased to announce that Jeanette Kotowich will be joining us as collaborating performer for our shows in Toronto (Molly will be dancing in Japan). Further support for NEW RAW has come from outside eyes Helen Walkley, Peter Bingham, Justine A. Chambers; inside eyes Ashley Whitehead, Erika Mitsuhashi; video artist Aya Garcia; photographer Yvonne Chew; Mascall Dance’s BLOOM, The Contingency Plan’s Interplay; and all of the wonderful audience members who have attended past shows, parties and workshops. Thank you!