Raymond Dance Company

Various works produced and choreographed by Samantha Raymond


About us

Started in 2017, this Canadian Not-For-Profit organization is home to the choreographies of director Samantha Raymond. Raymond Dance Company is an all female dance company specializing in contemporary dance, providing both emerging and established dance artists in the city of Toronto various performance and collaborative opportunities. Raymond's work is highly physical, showing strong passion, emotion, and technical ability. RDC performs in independently run performances as well as festival showcases in Toronto, and abroad.

Past Projects

Seashells - 2018

Follow five women as they explore the emotions and experiences in dealing with everyday sexism. Seashells shines a light on the commonplace of sexist actions and comments in every woman’s life. As was seen with the #metoo social media campaign, every woman, from any age or background, has at least one story to tell about feeling unequal, unsafe, unsure, unconfident or unjustified in speaking up, simply because they are female. Although a reality for many women, these are not stories of violent, abusive or obvious violations. These are stories about the small and seemingly insignificant subtleties engrained in our culture that make women feel unequal.

Choreographer:
Samantha Raymond

Dancers:
Taylor Bullock Mackenzie Carlson Caryn Chappell Sierra Chin Sawdy Noemie Roy

Stage Manager:
Hannah MacMillan

Lighting Designer:
Kiera Shaw

The Moment Before - 2017

Teetering on the edge of explosion, what is the tipping point?

This solo work premiered as part of Dance in Art's Season 4 Spring showcase, at Haarlemerhout Theatre in Haarlem, NL.

Choreographer:
Samantha Raymond

Dancer:
Isabelle Campagne
“One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.”

-Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Silfra - 2016

With age, it feels as though our heart’s true desires get muffled in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Silfra, intends to inspire audiences to revisit their childhood fancies, and recapture their heart’s desires. Loosely inspired by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's book, The Little Prince.

Part of New Blue Festival for Emerging Dance 2016

Choreographer:
Samantha Raymond

Dancers:
Drew Berry Amie Blaire Chartier Bianca Trulli Karly Zizek Rebecca Zizek