Established in 2011, Parts+Labour_Danse acts as a vehicle through which co-choreographers David Albert-Toth and Emily Gualtieri produce and present their work. The company explores the absurdist conflicts of the human experience with physically driven work that charms and challenges. With co-creation and shared authorship at the core of its identity, Parts+Labour_Danse approaches the creation of its works with curiosity, persistence, and a theatrical sensibility, prying open the more intricately folded corners of our humanity. The methods they devise involve a call-and-response approach to collaboration that has given rise to the company’s unique vocabulary, which pits the performer between script and spontaneity, in a state of constant renewal and authentic presence. 

The creators draw their narratives from the dichotomy of being both supreme creators of our own reality and specks of dust in a sea of billions. Pinning the concrete against fantasy, the company’s works play liberally with theatrical codes in an effort to propel their audiences towards unforeseen and enthralling experiences that explore our dreams, our regrets, and our deepest desires, from our innermost reflections to the farthest reaches of our expression.