Skip to main content

Prairie Dance Circuit November 18 & 19 in Edmonton

From a media release:

Canadian contemporary dance
PRAIRIE DANCE CIRCUIT
November 18 & 19, 2011
John L. Haar Theatre - Edmonton

Edmonton –
The Brian Webb Dance Company (BWDC) continues its 33rd season with Prairie Dance Circuit, November 18 & 19 at the John L. Haar Theatre (10045 – 155 Street). A bold collaboration of dance made from the prairie community for the prairie community, Prairie Dance Circuit brings together five Artistic Directors who create, perform, and present contemporary Canadian dance in four prairie cities. The production will also tour these four western cities.

Calgary’s Nicole Mion and Davida Monk, Brent Lott of Winnipeg, Robin Poitras of Regina, and Edmonton’s own Brian Webb join forces to define the prairie region as a place of distinctive contemporary expression.  CanDance Creative Exchange / CanDanse: échanges en créations is a co-presentation of The CanDance Network, Brian Webb Dance Company, Dancers’ Studio West, Springboard Performance, New Dance Horizons, Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers and supported by the Dance Section of The Canada Council for the Arts and Canadian Heritage.

Brian Webb | Brian Webb Dance Company
Edmonton
30% gone
Choreographer & Performer: Brian Webb
Composer: Dave Wall
Musicians: Thom Bennettt, Daniel Davis, Dave Wall
Lighting Design: David Fraser
Costume design: Sheena Haug

30% gone is about the heart attack I had last October. It is about the reading I have been doing since then and the music I have been listening to. It is certainly informed by the shock I felt from having the attack, about my recovery and about my defiance of it [not my denial of it]. It's also about the fact that I'm not very comfortable with being 60 YEARS OLD!!! It's even about how much I love dancing.

Robin Poitras | New Dance Horizons
Regina
soft foot

Ursa Major is well known in the prairie sky. Her mythological inheritance lingers on the horizon. soft foot draws from a body of work that began many years ago, including an Ursa character created for Ziyian Kwan in Rouge-gorge's recent group work, in fur till spring. soft foot, a term coined by prairie movement maverick Amelia Itcush, is a constellation of images and actions in an inter-play of myth and body memory. This work is an ode to Amelia, choreographed by Robin Poitras, commissioned and performed by Ziyian Kwan.

soft foot is made possible with support from New Dance Horizons, Rouge-gorge, Saskatchewan Arts Board and the City of Regina.

Brent Lott | Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers
Winnipeg
The Occasion of our Passing
Dancers: Brent Lott, Sarah Roche

This duet reveals Brent Lott recalling the body of his youth through his interactions with Sarah Roche. He reconciles that with how he now sees his body.  His experience is contrasted with Sarah's growing awareness as she interacts with Brent and begins to understand of body and what the future holds.

The Occasion of Our Passing is funded by the Manitoba Arts Council and the Winnipeg Arts Council.


Davida Monk | Dancers Studio West

Calgary
Under Cover of Darkness (2009)
Choreographer: Davida Monk
Dancer: Hilary Maxwell
Music: Habil-Sajahy
Composer: Franghiz Ali-Zadeh

Under Cover of Darkness was commissioned by Land’s End Chamber Ensemble and premiered in November 2009. It was performed with Beth Root Sandvoss on cello and Elizabeth Bergmann on piano.

Nicole Mion | Springboard Performance
Calgary
Quiver (premiere)
Choreographer: Nicole Mion
Interpreters: James Gnam (Vancouver), Jenn Jaspar (Calgary)
Music:  Kimmo Pohjonen
Lighting Design: David Fraser

On first look quiver is a physical experience. But it is also the name of the container that holds arrows or a musical instrument. The choreography is the quiver for holding both sharp and beautiful experiences and a map to be navigated in performance, bringing to life internal and external worlds in a series of carefully considered frames and containers. Quiver is a solo set on two performers, where the choreographic material is traded back and forth in creation. It has been a fun way to create, consider transmission, and look at creation with fresh eyes in new frames with the two interpreters.

Quiver was made possible with support from the Alberta Creative Development Initiative (CC/AFA), Alberta Foundation for the Arts and a Burnaby Arts Centre Creation Residency.

• Performances begin at 8pm. Tickets ($35; $20 student/senior) are available at TIX on the Square: 780-420-1757 or www.tixonthesquare.ca.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company Spring 2013 Toronto Performances

From a media release:

The new season brings
Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company
to new heights and new audiences

March 20-24, 2013 - A Night in Madrid
April 25-28, 2013 - Annual Toronto Season - World Premiere of Portales

TORONTO : Following on the heels of Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company's (EESDC) 30th anniversary year where its production Aguas/Waters was named one of the top five dance shows of 2012 by NOW Magazine, the early months of 2013 are full of excitement and possibility for Esmeralda and the company, which brings the finest flamenco and Spanish Classical Dance to Toronto stages.

March 20-24, 2013 - A Night in Madrid
Company dancers Esmeralda Enrique and Paloma Cortés perform Spanish Classical dance with the celebrated Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir for A Night in Madrid featuring the Iberian flavoured music of composer Luigi Boccherini who made his home in Spain. His work is infused with the sounds of Spanish and gypsy folk music.

March 20-24 …

NU MUSES 2017 Luxurious Fine Art Nude Calendar Now Available

From a media release:

NU MUSES 2017 Luxurious Fine Art Nude Calendar Now Available
24 Fine Art Prints from Celebrated Photographer David Bellemere Available In Three Limited Edition NU MUSES 2017 Calendar Packages

“What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful than the garment” -Michelangelo

Buy the collections
Check them out at Art Basel, Miami - December 1-4, 2016

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – November 22nd, 2016 – NU MUSES, the luxurious 2017 fine art nude calendar, is now available to purchase in three unique limited edition collectors packages. Drawing inspiration from the Pirelli calendar of the 1970s, NU MUSES is set to celebrate the forgotten art of the classic nude and capture the elegance and romance of the female form.


The NU MUSES limited edition art piece is a sublime collectable calendar, featuring nude photographs of 12 of the world’s most stunning models, captured by famed photographer David…

Guitar Rock | Happy Freuds - Echo Of Sounds Independent: May 31, 2019

Guitar Rock
Happy Freuds - Echo Of Sounds
Independent: May 31, 2019
Stream/Buy on Bandcamp
Stream it on Spotify

With tight musicians and intriguing lyrics, Happy Freuds delivers high energy guitar rock with stylistic flair on Echo Of Sounds, their debut release. Produced with a minimum of overdubs or fixes, the album consists of a mix of original material, rearrangements of works from others and selected, less known, classic rock.

A kinetic rhythm section is the bones of the music, offering interesting patterns that augment sometimes unexpected harmonic changes. It's brainy rock, in other words, meant for music lovers who can appreciate the quality. Teo's vocals are raspy and expressive, growly when necessary - perfect for the musical mode. Teo also covers lead guitar, adapt at ear worm leads, with a tone that can be clean or dirty as required

Their sound ranges from straight up hard rock in tracks like The Mountain to the pop-flavoured acoustic Background Noise and folky To …