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Blue Ceiling dance: The Violet

Hour 11. This second annual concert features works by producer Lucy Rupert inspired by T.S. Eliot's poetry and Rupert's real life experience with amnesia. Also featured is choreography by Caroline Niklas-Gordon,Lisa Pijuan and Tina Fushell. Tomorrow, 9 p.m. $15. Dancemakers Centre for Creation, The Cannery Building, Ste. 313, Distillery Historic District, 55 Mill St., 416-604-9944.

Sapphire Creations. This acclaimed company based in Kolkata, India, is known as one of that country's most daring and creative under artistic director Sudarshan Chakravarty. Two of his lead dancers, Subhajit Sarkar and Soumen Banerjee, will perform works that exemplify his new generation traditional/modern dance fusion. Aug. 16, 7 p.m. $9 to $12. Janak Khendry Dance Company Studios, 436 Dufferin St., 416-530-2889.

Peggy Baker Dance Projects: Inside the Art. Canadian dance icon Baker joins with New York legend Molissa Fenley to present an in-depth look at their creative processes as both solo choreographers and interpreters in an intimate lecture/demo. Aug. 15, 7 p.m. (Fenley's solo for herself.) Aug. 17, 7 p.m. (Fenley's new work for Baker.) $10. Canada's National Ballet School, 400 Jarvis St. Tickets at the door.

TORONTO INTERNATIONAL

DANCE FESTIVAL

All performances at Distillery Historic District, 55 Mill St. 416-886-8666, .

Special Performances. Peggy Baker, Claudia Moore and Marie-Josée Chartier (today, 9 p.m. $22 to $32); Dancetheatre David Earle (tomorrow, 9 p.m. $22 to $32); and Chicago's Breakbone DanceCO (tomorrow, 7 p.m. and Sunday, 4 p.m. $16 to $24).

Mixed Dance Programs. Three concert showcase, three established choreographers and one emerging artist. To Sunday, in repertoire. $16 to $24.

Gallery Series. This more intimate concert showcases La Manga Video & Dance Co. from Mexico City. Aug. 15 to 19, 7 p.m. $16. Gibsone

Gala: Jazz and How it Moves You! American tap whiz Brenda Bufalino and friends perform to jazz legend David (Fathead) Newman's Band. Aug. 16, 8 p.m. $50.

Grande Scale Event. A wide assortment of dance styles in one wild evening. Aug. 17 and 18, 8 p.m. $18 to $25.