The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

It’s a family affaire. WITL: Fleurette Africaine

A great rehearsal with The Wind In The Leaves Collective last night, preparing for our performance of Fleurette Africaine this Friday the 17th. We’ve had a few rehearsals now, getting reacquainted with our repertoire. There have also been new additions to the collective, reshuffling of characters and parts, and evolution of choreography and staging. It … Continue reading It’s a family affaire. WITL: Fleurette Africaine

On the uniqueness of Wind in the Leaves

in the landscape of toronto's dance community, we occupy a unique space.  in looking at the african diasporic reach and the inter-relationships with brazilian and latino and amerindian expressions, we use various music genres. while we rely principally on contemporary improvisation (mostly in the jazz tradition), we also use western minimalism, folk and blues.  this … Continue reading On the uniqueness of Wind in the Leaves

a word on the wind in the leaves by artistic director charles c. smith

i've been asked several times "what is unique about the 'wind in the leaves collective'?" this is an interesting question and, i suppose, every artist and arts' group likely has to answer this to give some insight into the creative gifts they have and want to share. for 'wind in the leaves collective', i often … Continue reading a word on the wind in the leaves by artistic director charles c. smith