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Heartsurge ()

Produced by

Artists’ Play Dance Theatre

Presented by

The Toronto Fringe Festival

Choreographer: Elizabeth Dawn Snell


The George Ignatieff Theatre


July 1st, 2009 – July 11th, 2009


One man’s journey of pain, hope and revitalization, through human emotion and intense physicality. A joyful Viennese waltz is interrupted by a heart murmur. Three dancers morph into a sinewy pulsating heart, magnifying the physical representation of heart surgery. Through powerful elevated duets, heartfelt struggle becomes a mutual push to recovery. Based on a true story. (


Tanya Crowder Dancer
Sarah McQueston Dancer
Tyler Evan Webb Dancer
Jason Vanstone Dancer
Elizabeth Dawn Snell Dancer

Creative Team

Elizabeth Dawn Snell Choreographer
Jason Vanstone Original Music
Alan Bee Original Music
Joey Sadler Lighting Designer


Savannah K. Hoag Stage Manager
Jason Vanstone Producer
Mike Brisbin Producer