Archive for June, 2014

June 27, 2014

Hello Hello (performance) July 6 from 12-2pm at the Roundhouse Turntable Plaza: FREE

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July 6 from 12-2pm at the Roundhouse Turntable Plaza: FREE

You are invited to Hello Hello, my latest work, in collaboration with:

  • Anne Cooper, Meredith Kalaman, Miriam Colvin and Mirae Rosner (dance);
  • Mark Haney (double base), Alison Gorman (Trumpet), Ellen Marple (trombone), Sam Davidson (clarinet)
  • The Roundhouse Community Dancers.

Location: Roundhouse Community Centre: 181 Roundhouse Mews Vancouver 

Hello Hello

Hello Hello connects architecture, audience, four musicians, four professional dancers and the Roundhouse Community Dancers. It is free, in an accessible location and suitable for all ages. Bring a picnic and come to see this performance! We will be performing in the Roundhouse Theatre in case of rain, at 1pm.

In Hello Hello, dancers and musicians are often close to the public for a rich experience of each instruments’ sound and the details of the dance. In the past 4 years, ‘joy’ became the focus of my attention in its power to increase embodiment, presence and attention. I find the spectrum of joy fascinating. It is the basic foundation of why most of us dance.

Dance Traces

The work is set in he Dance Trace installation, an activity for all ages. Before and after the performance, you are are invited to trace the footprints of your own choreography for others to try. This playful installation animates the public space with bodies moving in unusual ways: turning, jumping, moving backwards, etc.

Process and Partners

Hello Hello’s process and choreography is influenced by my two mentors, Karen Jamieson  and Nina Martin. I have grown a lot under Karen’s mentorship in my investigation of the connection between community engaged and professional practices. Since 2005, I have been taking every opportunity to study with Nina Martin to explore Ensemble Thinking, a set of tools for dance making. In Hello Hello’s process I am exploring more opportunities to connect community dancers with professional dancers and musicians using Ensemble Thinking.

Thank you to Justine Chambers, Jane Osborne and Hailey McCloskey for their contribution in the early phase of the process.

This project is supported by the British-Columbia Arts Council and the province of British-Columbia.

 

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Many thanks to the partners: the Roundhouse Community Arts Centre, Made in BC Dance on Tour, Conseil Culturel et Artistique Francophone de la Colombie-Britannique and Moberly Arts and Culture.

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