RIATOSS BY ROSS WIRTANEN
RiaToss Productions presents ‘SKULPTUR’, a performance-art piece that transforms the runway into a living art gallery of statue and fashion. Inspired by Greek mythology’s most shocking and rebellious female creature, ‘SKULPTUR’ merges cutting-edge dance choreography, wearable art and live music to create an immersive and ethereal performance experience.
RiaToss Productions is a theatrical performance-art company that delves into the imagination and artistry of Ross Wirtanen, a visionary choreographer and artistic director based in Toronto, ON. Originally created as an alternate ego between his muse and co-director Tia Haraga, RiaToss explores the extravagant escapism of pop-culture through mediums such as dance, fashion, photography and film. This infectious combination of eccentric style and over-the-top personalities has caught the attention of Canada’s most notable entertainment industry figures. The company has moulded, styled and choreographed some of Canada’s hottest up-and-coming recording artists such as Brock Zanrosso, Anjulie, Tea Kittagucci and High Diamond. Along with artist development, RiaToss has been sought after by several photographers and designers to model for a variety of clothing, hair, magazine and television campaigns. Their first full-length production of “Marina Anotinette” has been successfully performed numerous times at noted Toronto venues such as Casaloma, The Carlu, The Spoke Club and World Pride 2014. RiaToss Productions has also been a headline act on the runway for two years at FAT – Fashion Art Toronto, with their fashion forward showcases of dance and performance-art. Most recently, they were instrumental directors in the creation of the inaugural FLAUNT Festival 2015, a wearable-art and fashion extravaganza at Harbourfront Centre. Be on the look-out for more from Ross Wirtanen and RiaToss Productions this upcoming year!
FASHION ART TORONTO
COMING SPRING / SUMMER 2021
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Ontario Science Center