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The Suites
Projects by House creators

David Earle "A Handbook for Ecstatic Survival"


2nd printing of A Handbook for Ecstatic Survival

Images and texts by world-renowned Canadian choreographer and teacher, David Earle

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1st Monologue now online

A series of portraits in sound by Gilles Goyette, taken from unscripted monologues recorded in the intimacy of a noise-insulated bathroom



Preview online

A NOW Magazine “Must See” of the Toronto Contact Festival!

Film by Gilles Goyette, with his original score

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In development

A serialized apartment-performance by Michael R Caplan using Euripides’ tragedy and original “Unsung Songs,” streamed live

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In development

A “Tempest” in a Box, with Instructions – out of which the performance is “unpacked” live by small, gently-rehearsed groups – devised by House of ShAkE

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Porch Songs

Michael Caplan’s downhome music – classic country, folk, blues, standards – from the Porch of ShAkE and other porches around town and beyond



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Four galleries of original works by Gilles Goyette: The Conceptual Works, My Life in 23 Paintings, Journal Pages and Notebooks, and Paintings

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In development

The first House of ShAkE commission!

An original dance work by David Earle,

to a score by Gilles Goyette

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In development

Theorizing and discussing "meaning, now" – by Michael R Caplan, author of numerous papers and an essay for an upcoming book

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July 24: 2nd annual event

Livestreamed dramatic reading by Michael R Caplan, an annual commemoration of the composer’s 1933 “Re-entry into the Community of Israel” 

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1st four now online

Gilles Goyette paints in sound, as well as in oils. The Dora Mavor Moore Award-nominated composer for contemporary dance



In development

Subtitled Why Boxing Can Tell Us More About Who We Are Than Any Other Human Activity on the Planet – by celebrated dancer Bill Coleman

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Suite 13


In development

A  theatre-in-education and literacy resource exploring works by “zooming in” on single pages, devised by House of ShAkE

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