The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word. Mata Hari
Toronto has very recently been dubbed the most diverse city in the world. People have come here to live, work and raise families from every corner of the globe. I have learned over the last few years that it is these people that make this the incredible city it is. A tapestry of cultures and histories woven into a multi-coloured work of art. A testament of traditions and stories that remind us of our past and celebrate what we can be in the future as a community. When a friend , Louie Athanaselos, told me about his dance troop Levendia X performing at the Taste of Danforth festival, I had to check it out. Always a pleasure to visit the neighborhood that I grew up in. Levendia X has been performing in Toronto for 20 years now. Each dance a story, a piece of history shown in music and movement. While it may seem a Greek tradition it also very much a Toronto tradition. Another one of those wonderfully rich threads that weaves through this tapestry called Toronto. A pleasure to watch. Thanks to all the folks at Levendia X and indeed all the many thousands that filled Danforth for an awesome afternoon’s entertainment. Keep up the good work! If you ever get the chance to see these folks dance it is well worth the trip. As always, enjoy Toronto and enjoy the diversity that makes us so rich!