‘Balancing on the Edge’ (BOTE) is a collaborative production between Thin Edge New Music Collective and A Girl in the Sky Productions presented in association with Harbourfront Centre, which will explore via a deeply integrated relationship between contemporary music and contemporary circus arts, the myriad of ways in which modern humanity is precariously balanced on the edge of survival and evolution. BOTE will be presented at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre in Toronto on Nov 18 at 8pm and Nov 19th 2pm + 8pm 2016 as part of Harbourfront’s NextSteps series. This production will feature the premiere of six collaborative works interpreting what it means to be ‘balancing on the edge’ through radical new music and new circus performances and featuring special guest, DJ P-Love. BOTE will showcase a wide range of circus disciplines ranging from Aerial Rock, Fire and ladder to invented apparatus and object manipulation. Our musical programme will include works by John Cage, Iannis Xenakis, David Lang, rising star Montreal-based Nicole Lizée and world premieres by Scott Rubin and Toronto’s own Nick Storring. Balancing on the Edge aims to investigate what it means to be pushed to the limit from a wide range of perspectives through the synthesis of two fascinating artistic disciplines.