Meet Our 2016/17 Space Grant Winners

David Norsworthy and Kristen Carcone present an in-studio showing of 4 new works / works-in-process.

What is?, a collaboration between David Norsworthy and Marielis Garcia, explores impermanence and attempts to perform the inherent, inevitable incompleteness of process.

alone together is a new solo work by David Norsworthy inspired by the question “How do we learn about ourselves?”.

Waiting, by Kristen Carcone, asks and challenges these questions:
1) What are you waiting for?
2) Is there a difference between waiting and being?
3) Why wait?

4-7-8 is a three part work by Kristen Carcone that discusses the many forms of anxiety and the impact this ‘dis’ease has on human behaviour.
Inhale – 4 beats
Hold – 7 beats
Exhale – 8 beats
Repeat 4 times
Section ’7′ focuses on the hold in the breath cycle and the tension anxiety can create during social interactions. Does anxiousness have an impact on connection and communication? Does it affect our ability to give and receive?


Born in Toronto, Canada, David Norsworthy is an internationally acclaimed performer, choreographer and teacher. He graduated from The Juilliard School (New York, USA) in May 2013, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Dance Division. He has performed professionally for companies in Canada, the USASweden and Australia. He has been featured in Dance Studio Life Magazine, Dance Canada Quarterly and USA Today College. David is the recipient of The Living Arts Centre’s inaugural Ron Lenyk Arts Award and an Ontario Arts Council International Residency Grant . He is the Founder / Artistic Director of FRESH Dance Intensive, a workshop series that has inspired over 5100 young people in 6 Canadian provinces since 2007 and Co-Founder / Co-Artistic Director of TOES FOR DANCE, an outreach and exchange initiative that has received critical praise from The Globe and Mail and The Dance Current. In 2016 he was named one of the 25 Most Influential Young Choreographers by Narcity Toronto.

David is always excited to learn. He is enthusiastic to share his irrepressible inclination for movement (and thinking about movement) and artistic inquiry (and thinking about artistic inquiry) with others. He enjoys (real) fruit smoothies, almond milk lattes, one-on-one chats, nature walks, and watching TED Talks


Kristen Carcone is a freelance artist based in Toronto. She is a graduate of New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with Highest Honours in 2011.

Kristen has trained and performed all over the world, dancing in works by Barak Marshall, Robert Battle, Doris Humphrey, Martha Graham, Darshan Bhuller, Jason Parsons and Linda Garneau. She recently has performed and toured with Conteur Dance Company (Toronto), Frog in Hand (Mississauga), ISODOC Dance Group (New York) and Project Limb (New York). She has appeared in such festivals as Danses Buissonnieres (Montreal), The New Prague Dance Festival (Prague), The Brooklyn Dance Festival (Brooklyn) and Spark Dance Forum (Brooklyn).

Kristen has been featured in Dance Studio Life Magazine, The Dance Current, Evidance Radio and Rogers TV Local Notes. Awards garnered include the Florida-Canada Linkage Scholarship, Outstanding Dance Graduate, and the Frank Augustyn Scholarship. She is Associate Director of FRESH Dance Intensive and acts as a guest dance teacher for numerous arts high schools and dance studios across North America