no permanent answers – Toronto Fringe 2013 Press Release

From press release:


Human Atoms & Tracey Norman in association with the Toronto Fringe Festival present

no permanent answers

Highly physical and with a unique perspective on contemporary dance, no permanent answers invites the audience to witness the entangled events that our lives present us with: seemingly unrelated incidents that have more in common than one would think; brief encounters with lasting impacts; and the conclusion that permanent answers don’t exist.

Human Atoms and Tracey Norman have teamed up to present the world premiere of two intricate choreographies at the Toronto Fringe Festival, 2013.

Described as “refreshing and original” (Paula Citron, The Globe and Mail) Norman shares a quartet interpreted by Beth Despres, Brittany Duggan, Marie France Forcier and Sky Fairchild-Waller. The work allows the viewer to reconsider the nature of human encounters, the impact of a moment spent together, and the delicate existence of human relationships. Blumberg’s choreography is a triptych that investigates three seemingly unrelated events: an earthquake and its aftermath, a woman’s sudden loss of memory, and a man’s attempt to find peace within himself. As the choreography evolves subtle links are established revealing reality for what it is: a fragile surface over a chaotic underworld that holds no permanent answers.


“Delicately choreographed and intricately performed” (Rachel Martin, MERGE ‘zine),

Blumberg and Norman are exciting emerging voices. Working with lighting designer and stage manager Alex Maitland and composer Augusto Monk, no permanent answers promises to be a highly imaginative, original and refreshing take on contemporary dance.


no permanent answers

Toronto Fringe Festival

Choreographers: Angela Blumberg and Tracey Norman

Performers: Angela Blumberg, Irvin Chow, Beth Despres, Brittany Duggan, Sky Fairchild-Waller, Marie France Forcier, Jasmyn Fyffe, Andrew Hartley, Roney Lewis, and Lucy Rupert

Lighting Designer & Stage Manager: Alex Maitland

The Randolph Theatre, 736 Bathurst St (1 blk S of Bloor St.)



Friday, July 5            5:15pm

Saturday, July 6         7:30m

Tuesday, July 9          9:00pm

Wednesday, July 10  12:00noon

Thursday, July 11     11:00pm

Saturday, July 13      5:45pm

Sunday, July 14         12:00noon

Tickets $10 / $6 with Fringe Pass; Tickets on sale June 17th. Voucher packs on sale June 1st

Ticket sale: or 416 966 1062

Check out a video preview of the performance here.