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Mission
princess productions facilitates the creation and dissemination of art and is invested in building culture within communities. We value dance/movement as an important component of communication that allows us to understand ourselves, share with each other and express ourselves as multifaceted beings.

Our Mandate: To educate and increase the public’s understanding and appreciation of the arts by providing performances of an artistic nature in public places, senior citizens homes, churches, community centres and educational institutions and by providing seminars on topics relating to such performances.

 

History

princess productions was founded in 1995 by Yvonne Ng and became a registered sole proprietorship in 1996. The company was then incorporated in 1999 and became a registered charity in 2000. Since its beginnings, princess productions has commissioned, produced and presented over thirty works and dance films, which have received critical and commercial acclaim across Canada, Australia and Singapore. The works: Language, Treehouse, My past follows like dragon’s tail, Stone Velvet and Fading Shadows/Returning Echoes, STICKS garnered seven Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations for performance and choreography in 1998, 2000, 2005 and 2011.

The focus of princess productions:

  • Choreographic creation by the Artistic Director, Yvonne Ng, through tiger princess dance projects;
  • To create and tour the repertoire both nationally and internationally;
  • To produce the biennial dance: made in canada/fait au canada Festival (d:mic/fac Festival)
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tiger princess dance projects (tpdp) has commissioned, produced and presented 25 works choreographed by its Artistic Director, Yvonne Ng, and 14 works by notable choreographers. The mission of tiger princess dance projects is to create a repertoire of works that reflect the Artistic Director’s unique heritage, perspective and artistic values, and to perform these works in Canada and abroad.

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dance: made in canada/fait au canada Festival (d:mic/fac Festival) is a biennial festival that presents both new and existing works by established and emerging choreographers working in Canada. The mission of d:mic/fac Festival is to present top quality, cutting edge work and provide d:mic/fac artists with the best possible support and presentation platform.

 

Land Acknowledgement

“As an immigrant, I’m in awe of this glorious country and am grateful for the contributions to and stewardship of these lands by the peoples that went before me. This land that we created our art on holds thousands of years of human history and on behalf of princess productions’ board, all our artists, our artistic and production team, we pay respect and acknowledge the First peoples who have been living on these lands for thousands of years.

It can be said that making art is the summation and expression of who we are, and it is only through recognizing our history that we have the opportunity to create and share our art with you.

Please join me in respecting and honouring the traditional caretakers of this land.”

– Yvonne Ng

In Search of the Holy Chop Suey created and performed by Yvonne Ng at Kitchener’s The Registry Theatre.

Zhōng Xīn by Yvonne Ng, in collaboration with performers Mairéad Filgate, Luke Garwood, Irvin Chow, and composer Nick Storring, and set designer Joe Pagnan. Performed at Kitchener’s The Registry Theatre..

Ontario Tour with 3, 2, 1 DANCE – Performed Stone Velvet by Tedd Robinson, and performed by Yvonne Ng and Robert Glumbeck.

Won the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) Innovated Exemplary Practice Award for Moving Stories at St. Jude Elementary School.

moment created and performed by Yvonne Ng at CanAsian Dance Festival KickStart.

Yvonne and collaborating artists Mairéad Filgate, Kaitlin Standeven, Johanna Bergfelt, Luke Garwood, and Irvin Chow, and composer Nick Storring were at the Banff Centre for a creative residency. The residency was for research and development for Wéi.

In Search of the Holy Chop Suey received four Dora Mavor Moore Award Nominations: Outstanding Production Nomination, Outstanding Original Choreography Nomination for Yvonne Ng, Outstanding Performance – Female Nomination for Yvonne Ng, and Outstanding Lighting Design Nomination for Arun Srinivasan.

In Search of the Holy Chop Suey created and performed by Yvonne Ng at Harbourfront Centre Theatre

Zhōng Xīn by Yvonne Ng, performed by Mairéad Filgate, Luke Garwood and Irvin Chow at Harbourfront Centre Theatre

Weave…part one created and performed by Yvonne Ng at World Dance Alliance with da:ns Festival in Singapore.

Mixed Repertoire performed at the O’Brien Arts Centre in Happy Valley Goose Bay.

Magnetic Fields by Yvonne Ng, performed at Innis Town Hall in recognition of Asian Heritage Month.

A Tale Begun performed by Yvonne Ng and Robert Glumbek at the 11th Guangdong Dance Festival.

New work With their Shadows Long premiered at The Third Space: Contemporary Asian Explorations in Dance at the da:ns Festival.

Yvonne was guest artist-in-residence at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA).

Premiere of Metamorphosis of a Solitary female Phoenix & Magnetic Fields by Yvonne Ng – May (Toronto).

Performances and Teaching at Beijing Dance Festival – May (Beijing, China).

Onward Ho, my love on tour with Dusk Dances – July (Vancouver, Haliburton, Peterborough & Ottawa).

Premiere of Bare-Knuckled Round by Susie Burpee, commissioned by Dusk Dances for Robert Glumbek and Yvonne Ng – August (Toronto).

Premiere of “Onward Ho, my love” by Julia Aplin, commissioned by Dusk Dances for Robert Glumbek and Yvonne Ng – August (Toronto).

Performances in Guelph, Montreal, Calgary, Vancouver, Singapore, Beijing & Guangzhou.

Premiere of Frequency & Weave…part one in Toronto and remount of Cypress (male cast). Yvonne completes teacher certification in C-I Training.

Creation of Frequency and Weave… part one.

STICKS received two Dora Mova Moore Award Nominations: Outstanding Choreography Nomination for Tedd Robinson, and Outstanding Sound Design/Composition Nomination for Charles Quevillon, an,

Performances in Toronto, Boston, Guangzhou (China), Singapore & Brescia (Italy).

Inauguration of our interdisciplinary arts education program, Swallowing Clouds™, in partnership with the Toronto Public Libraries across GTA.

Yvonne completes teacher certification in Open Source Forms.  STICKS, nominated for two Dora Mavor Moore awards.

Performances in Toronto, Oakville, Waterloo, Vancouver, Victoria, Ireland (Dublin, Tralee & Thurles), Italy, Germany & Singapore.

Performances in Peterborough, North Bay, Sudbury, Toronto and Huntingdon, USA

Performances in Guelph, North Bay, Sudbury, Toronto, Goosebay, NL and Dublin Ireland.

Yvonne awarded the Ontario Premier’s Emerging Artist Award; Yvonne invites over 30 artists to take over Cecil Community center and performs 3 cycles of all 6 of the Collection solos as part of Nuit Blanche

Performances in Toronto, Halifax, Singapore and Huntington, USA.

Premier of Signs: Paper Women & Emerald Lies, choreography by Yvonne Ng, Co-presentation with DanceWorks, Harbourfront Centre Theatre, Toronto, February.  Presentation and premiere of Scarlet’s Room – co-production with The Arts Fission Company at Winchester Street Theatre, Toronto.

Performances in Kitchener, Toronto, New York, Singapore.

Residency at The Theatre Centre, Toronto. Commission from York University.
Co-production with The Arts Fission Company at The Esplanade Theatres on the Bay (Singapore)

Fading Shadows/Returning Echoes received two Dora Mova Moore Award Nominations: Outstanding Performance Nomination for Yvonne Ng, and Outstanding New Choreography Nomination for Dominique Duma.

Performances in Toronto.

Commission by Toronto Dance Theatre, Four at the Winch.  Company produces and presents Fading Shadows/Returning Echoes – an evening of duets for Yvonne Ng & Robert Glumbek.

Performance in Guelph and Toronto.

Commission from The CanAsian Dance Festival and from Dusk Dances.
Filming of Peter Chin’s Streetcar.

Yvonne receives Chalmers Fellowship Arts Award and New Pioneers Arts Award.

Performance in Toronto.

Company moves into Dovehouse Dance at 805 Dovercourt.

Yvonne receives K.M. Hunter Award and Chalmers Arts Training Award enabling her to study Skinner Releasing in Seattle, Washington and Deep Listening with Pauline Oliveros in Big Indian, New York.

Co-produces/presents with Juliet Palmer CypressFlotsam & Jetsam, Artword Theatre, Toronto.

Performances in Toronto and Singapore.

Premiere of garam shift, choreography by Yvonne Ng, DanceWorks Mainstage Series.

Commissions duets each from Tedd Robinson and Kathleen Rea. Produces and presents Stone Velvet – an evening of duets and solos and tours the show to Singapore.

Stone Velvet received two Dora Mova Moore Award nominations: Outstanding Performance Nomination for Yvonne Ng & Robert Glumbek, and Outstanding New Choreography Nomination for Tedd Robinson

Performances in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Vancouver.

Performances in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Singapore and Sydney, Australia.

Studies at the Beijing Dance Academy & University of National Minorities, Beijing, China for 6 months.

Dancefilm, Into a Dinosaur, choreographed and directed by Yvonne, is presented at Moving Pictures Festival.

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