About The Work

Crave is: poignant, romantic, whimsical and chaotic—a duet that mines intimacy while navigating loneliness, unsettledness, and the hope that keeps us hanging on. Sarah Shugarman’s stunning score is brought to life by a live string quartet. As part of the pre-show, audience members are invited to join the dancing on stage with intimate dance on stage with a partner, friend, or stranger.

Nominated for 4 Dora Mavor Moore Awards.

Winner for Outstanding Male Performance.

“Crave is a poignant exploration in all its sweet and hideous colours . . .absolutely haunting.”

- The Globe and Mail

Past Performances

Guelph Dance Festival, Guelph

June 2018


The Theatre Centre, Toronto

May 2017

Ottawa Dance Directive (ODD), Ottawa

November 2016


Mazatlán, Los Mochis, Hermosillo, Mexicali, Tijuana, Ensenada

April 2016 (Touch)


Embodied Artful Practicies, Canadian Society for Dance Studies Symposium, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver 

July 2014 (Touch)

Harbourfront Theatre Centre - NextSteps, Toronto

May 2013




Running Time

Crave Credits


Karen Kaeja

Created with Performers

Stéphanie Tremblay

Michael Caldwell



Sarah Shugarman


Cheryl Lalonde


Simon Rossiter

Original Lighting

Kimberly Purtell



Pil Hansen