Maria Riano & Dominique Tersigni
The Playground Project is an ensemble of two emerging artists; Maria diving into her third year at Ryerson University for Performance Dance and Dominique a freelance artist in Toronto.
A Note From The Artists
A playground is a great metaphor for what our company The Playground Project stands for; constant investigation, the eagerness of life and human connection. This, as a result, is where our movement derives from, a place that is open-minded and curious.
This magical, timeless place is one where people develop their vision and artistry resulting in limitless opportunities, possibilities and outcomes. The connections that are established in a playground with individuals of different genders and ethnicities start to shape our perception and imagination.
We also want to acknowledge the youthfulness within this company and its message to use it to create work that will benefit the community in a social and political darker climate. Our process strives to always have a playful ability in creating. In addition, we believe the collaboration between choreographer and dancer is crucial to keeping the work genuine and inquisitive.
Collectively we feel that there should be no boundaries when it comes to ideas and styles of movement. We do not wish to conform to the specific rules of dance and want to explore how to fuse multiple styles to create our own blend. Through this research lab, we wish to explore the fusion of cultures through movement such as Spanish, and urban influences while not forgetting our technical background.