Toronto Fringe NSTF: A joyful, entertaining dance party of rhythm & soul in Pulse

Pulse-by-Jamie-Johnston-250x250The Jasmyn Fyffe Dance company burst onto the stage to perform Pulse to a packed house at the Factory Theatre Mainspace for the Next Stage Theatre Festival last night.

With high-energy moves choreographed by company A.D. Jasmyn Fyffe, and grooving to the best of Motown, the company charmed and danced their way into our hearts in a series of highly engaging, sexy and emotionally moving pieces.

From the get-go, the audience was invited to sing and move along, and with “Cruisin’,” the company brought some folks into the aisles – and later up on stage – to join in into the fun. A solo turns into quartet in “Stand by Me.” Romance in “Bring It To Me” shifts from one couple to two; and the a cappella “Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)” presents a break-up in a heartbreaking pas de deux. And a silent piece featuring the three men in the company is dynamic and playful to the point that you can feel the music. This is just a small sample of the brilliant artistry on display in Pulse.

With big shouts to the company: Jonna Abrams, Bretonie Burchell, Irvin Chow, Julia Cosentino, Jasmyn Fyffe, Roney Lewis, Alyssa Petrolo, Steven Smith and Jessica Tomasone, and sound designer Robert Kingsbury.

Pulse is a joyful, entertaining and moving dance party of rhythm and soul – and everyone’s invited.

Pulse continues till Sun, Jan 18 – advance tix here. Shake your booty and get on out there!

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Author: life with more cowbell

Arts/culture social bloggerfly & Elwood P. Dowd disciple. Likes playing with words. A lot. Toronto

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