Thursday, October 28, 2010

blackandblue dance projects at Harbourfront NextSteps Nov 4

From media releases:

blackandblue dance projects
Future Memory Heartbreak Junction Parts 1 & 2
Part of NextSteps 10/11
Thurs. Nov 4 thru Sat. Nov 6, 8pm - Enwave Theatre, Harbourfront Centre (Toronto)

a fearlessly intimate and candid double-portrait of fatal love
choreographed and performed by Sasha Ivanochko, Artistic Director of blackandblue dance projects and one of Canada's most accomplished dancers

The outstanding talents of choreographer/performer Sasha Ivanochko and dancer Brendan Wyatt are featured in this fearlessly intimate and candid double-portrait of fatal love. Ivanochko's solo follows a torch singer living and reliving career triumphs and romantic heartbreak. Her duet with Wyatt explodes the myth, revealing the effects of time on memory and truth.

Sensual and cinematic, The future memory heartbreak junction's features a solo performed by Ivanochko and a new duet she created as a response to the solo, which she dances with Dora Award-winning Brendan Wyatt.

The future memory heartbreak junction exposes the compulsive nature of the heart, the blind-siding effects of love, and the heartbreak of loyalty within loss. This is a dual portrait of Love: as both the Stuff of Life and the Dark Night of the Soul

In the solo for herself, by herself, the piece looks at the inner workings of human dilemma- stuck at the crossroads of seductive past and an uncertain future, what the hell is a girl to do?

Playing extremes of hesitation and bravado, this piece is body centric, and unfolds in song and movement. An exploration of the theatrical implications of repetition, Ivanochko creates a physical language that is sometimes abstract, sometimes graphic, gentle and violent, and boldly candid. A graceful, powerful and dramatic performer, this solo reveals Ivanochko in the full bloom of her career. In the junction, she is The Tart of Hearts, Lady of the Evening, Diva, Tough Cookie, Grand Mess, Plain Jane, Beauty and Beast, and the place where she dwells, the dangerous and mysterious junction, is a surreal/graphic novel of her Heart.

Presented by DanceWorks

• Sasha Ivanochko performing in The future memory heartbreak junction - The Solo (photo credit Sam Baardman)
• The future memory heartbreak junction, Diptych from blackandblue dance projects, choreographed by Sasha Ivanochko (photo credit  Joseph Michael Photography)

DanceWorks presents blackandblue dance projects'
The future memory heartbreak junction, Diptych
Choreographed by Sasha Ivanochko
Featuring Sasha Ivanochko and Brendan Wyatt
Music by Catherine Thompson, lighting design by Geoff Bouckley
Part of Harbourfront Centre's NextSteps
Thursday, November 4 - Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 8PM nightly
Harbourfront Centre's Enwave Theatre, 231 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Regular Tickets: $33.50 (Students/Seniors $22.50)
Box Office: 416-973-4000 OR online at

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