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An exploration through music and dance of living in the shadow and the light of a father and his son. Gifted masters and emerging young talent directed by Mark Fewer, interpret this complicated dichotomy through their artistry. Members of the Toronto Symphony are joined by young musicians from the University of Toronto's Faculty of Music in performances of music by J.S. and C.P.E. Bach.  Opening with C.P.E.'s youthful and zesty String Symphony, the TSO's principal cellist Joseph Johnson then perform's the iconic Cello Concerto in A Minor.  To finish, the choreography of Nicola Pantin, established dance artists Tyler Gledhill and Ryan Lee, and three glorious mentees from Jörgen Dance, sheds light on J.S. Bach's Third Orchestral Suite. Together Stratford Summer Music and SpringWorks will create, interpret, and illuminate through intergenerational inspiration.

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Side by Side: Winter Bach

Friday January 13

7:00pm - 9:00pm


The Avondale

194 Avondale Avenue, Stratford, Ontario N5A 6N4

Covid Safety Tips!

Covid Policy:

At this time, SpringWorks will not be distancing patron pods. Masks and proof of vaccination will be required for indoor programming only.


SpringWorks will continue to monitor government and Public Health guidelines and implement any necessary changes to ensure the safety of all involved. We are also following the lead of Arts Industry partners like the Shaw and Stratford Festivals who are surveying patrons for their comfort levels on a regular basis.

The Dancers
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Nicola Pantin Choreographer

Nicola Pantin is a native of Waterloo, Ontario. She is an independent choreographer, dancer and instructor based in Toronto. Her extensive choreography includes dance and theatre/musical theatre and film. Selected companies include The Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Young People’s Theatre, Charlottetown Festival, Shanghai Theatre Academy, Sheridan College, George Brown Dance, La Jolla Playhouse, Harbourfront World Stage, Nuit Blanche, Summerworks, Springworks, Theatre New Brunswick, Citadel Theatre, Second City, Spark/Expect Theatre, Red Barn Theatre, Humber River Shakespeare, Shakespeare in the Rough, Ffida, Toronto Fringe Festival, Jamii and most recently Pleiades Theatre. Awards include two Doras (Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang, RJ Remixed) and Gold at Les Jeux de la Francophonie (Corpus) She continues to teach at various colleges and dance studios, tour and choreograph independently, sometimes under 3Degrees, a company she runs with her husband, Adam Nashman.

Tyler Gledhill Performer

Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Tyler Gledhill trained at The National Ballet School in Toronto, Het National Balletacademie in Amsterdam, and The Pacific Northwest Ballet School in Seattle. While in school he was presented with the Peter Dwyer Scholarship for the Performing Arts and the Lawrence Hasket Memorial Award.


He began his career in The Netherlands with Introdans, touring throughout Europe and Asia. Next he danced with The Göteborg Ballet and Cullberg Ballet in Sweden.


Now an independent artist based in Toronto, he has worked with Hit & Run Dance Productions, Opera Atelier, The Chimera Project, ProArte Danza, The Dietrich Group, Citadel + Compagnie, Desiraeda Dance Theatre, BoucharDanse, Human Body Expression, Alysa Pires Dance Projects, Pollux Dance, as well as Stacey Tookey’s Still Motion Dance. For his role in DA Hoskins’ PARIS1994\Gallery in 2010, Tyler was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award for outstanding performance in a dance show.

Ryan Lee Performer

Independent Dance Artist Ryan Lee graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. He has been fortunate to have the opportunity to work with such companies as Human Body Expression,
ProArteDanza, Toronto Dance Theatre, Kaeja d’Dance, Anandam Dancetheatre, inDANCE, Larchaud Dance Project, Transcendance, The Chimera Project and TOES for Dance.

Ryan has been commissioned to make works by ProArteDanza, Anandam DanceTheatre, Toronto Metropolitan University, George Brown College, The Emerging Artist Intensive, Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, Dance Ontario, Etobicoke School for the Arts, The School of Toronto Dance Theatre and Centennial College.

Adrianna Cote Performer

Adrianna Cote is an emerging multidisciplinary dancer originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She is currently based in Toronto, Ontario where she has trained and graduated from the Dance Performance Program at George Brown College in 2022. During her time at George Brown, Adrianna had the opportunity to work with choreographers Alyssa Martin ( Rock

Bottom Movement) in 2021, and Jose Carret (Danza Corpus) in 2022 for the program's Unleashed performances. Adrianna is currently training alongside Canada’s Ballet Jorgen in their Ballet Mentorship Program and has had the opportunity to perform in Anne of Green Gables the Ballet as well as The Nutcracker: a Canadian Tradition.

Aria Wilton Performer

Aria Lara Wilton is an emerging dance artist based in Toronto, Canada. Originally from Kingston, Ontario, Aria completed her early training at The Conservatory under master teachers Melissa Mahady Wilton and Anthea Morgan. At thirteen years of age, Aria was the youngest student to be accepted into The Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet’s summer training program, earning placement into the highest technical level of the program, and working directly with Ms. Kirkland and her esteemed faculty for subsequent summers. She was invited to attend GKA’s full-time professional training program. Aria furthered her studies under respected artists Hiroto Saito, Laetitia Clement, and Mercedes Bernardez Carret, graduating with honours from the P105 Dance Performance Program at George Brown College in April 2022. Aria is a former leading dancer for The Conservatory Ballet Company, with which she performed principal and soloist roles from across the classical repertoire, including: Giselle, Cinderella, The Nutcracker, and The Snow Maiden. Aria’s previous collaborations also include work with modern artists Peggy Baker (Peggy Baker Dance Projects), Andrea Nann (Dreamwalker Dance), Brendan Fernandes, Alyssa Martin (Rock Bottom Movement), and José Angel Carret (Danza Corpus). Aria’s directorial and choreographic work includes the award-nominated piece Transmogrification, featured in the Canadian Juvenis Festival. Most recently, Aria performed an excerpt from Bach Concerto for Dance Ontario’s DanceWeekend’22, as a member of Ballet Jörgen’s Junior Company. She also recently appeared in Colin Eatocks’ Dance No. 4 for Saxophones. Aria is excited to have joined Ballet Jörgen as a mentee for the 2022/2023 season, touring with Anne of Green Gables — The Ballet, and presently, The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition. 

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Ana Isabel ‘Chabi’ Arauz Performer

Originally from Panama, Chabi now trains in Canada to pursue a career in classical ballet. An emerging ballet dancer, she recently graduated from the Dance Performance program at George Brown College and was awarded the Dean’s Medal. She was able to train under several teachers, such as Hiroto Saito, Laetitia Clement, Cindy Macedo, Derek Sangster and Nicola Pantin. During her time at George Brown, she had the opportunity to make her debut as Klara in The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition by Ballet Jörgen. The program allowed her to work with renowned choreographers like Alyssa Martin “Rock Bottom Movement”, José Angel Carret “Danza Corpus” and Derek Sangster “George Brown College”. This summer she was accepted to join Ballet Jörgen’s Junior Company, where she learned the company’s repertoire for the upcoming season. Her recent work includes the filming of Dance No. 4 for Saxophones and performing Bach Concerto No.1 at Dance Ontario’s Dance Weekend. She is excited to start her mentorship with Ballet Jörgen and is looking forward to the opportunities the future will bring.

Toronto Symphony Orchestra & University of Toronto
(Master, established and emerging  artists) 
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