Sunday, June 19, 2011
Toronto Dance: REAson d'etre Dance Productions' Unravelling the Tight Weave June 23 - 26
REAson d’etre dance productions presents
Unravelling The Tight Weave
June 36 to 26 - Winchester Theatre - Toronto
a new choreographic work by Kathleen Rea including a participatory knitting/dance installation outside the theatre
Toronto - VIVID4 is the fourth incarnation of VIVID, an intensely engaging performance by critically acclaimed and DORA-nominated REAson d'etre dance productions
Three larger-than-life balls of yarn. A scarf that spans the width of the stage. Twelve dancers, ages 20 to 60, knit and unravel physically and emotionally as they travel through the piece, searching for their connecting thread.
Yves Candau, Miranda Forbes, Samantha Farruggio, Janet Johnson, Karen Kaeja, Kirstie Keenan, Suzanne Liska, Sarah MacDonald, Jessica Runge, Holly Small, Teisha Smith and Lee Walder.
Kathleen recently won the K.M Hunter dance award and was nominated for a 2009 DORA for outstanding choreography. She is a former National Ballet Company of Canada ballerina who is now a doyenne of contact dance. Rea creates dance-theatre combining contrasting influences of ballet and contact dance with her own style and artistic sense. Her choreography is human and character-driven and physically embodied. The dancers move every cell in their bodies. You will feel as if your own body moves with the dancers, and that your heart has had a workout.
• Unravelling The Tight Weave by Greg Schilhab (Dancers Lee Walder and Suzanne Liska)
• The Wild in Us by Ellen Schettle (Dancer Ellen McDonald)
• Kathleeen Rea by Jeff Moskal
Dramaturgy: Tristan Whiston
Lighting: Gabriel Cropley
Times and Dates:
8:30 pm, Thursday June 23 to Saturday June 25, 2011
2:30 pm, Sunday June 26, 2011