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Precipice: Dances for Staircases and Air, A DanceWorks CoWorks Series Event

In Events on April 18, 2011 by danceumbrella

May 3-6 2011

Anandam Dancetheatre

presents

Precipice: Dances for Staircases and Air

A DanceWorks CoWorks Series Event

 From May 3 – 6, 2011, Brandy Leary, choreographer and Artistic Director of Anandam Dancetheatre, will bring her latest work, Precipice: Dances for Staircases and Air,  a thrilling combination of aerial arts and dance, to the unique setting of the Bata Shoe Museum’s atrium as part of the 2011 DanceWorks CoWorks Series.

Part of a multiyear choreographic project with the Bata Shoe Museum, Precipice: Dances for Staircases and Air is an exploration of our relationship to public space, urban architecture and gravity through the use of eastern and western dance vocabularies and  rope based aerial techniques.  Exploring the risks of engagement in our relationships to each other, Precipice examines intimacy, trust and vulnerability in an emotionally poignant and physically thrilling new work.

Precipice: Dances for Staircases and Air features a custom designed aerial apparatus and a cast of some of Toronto’s finest dancers: Amy Hampton, Ryan Lee, Jennifer Robichaud ,Tim Spronk and  a Meta Audience made up of guest artists.  In this new work, Leary challenges their immense talents to forge new performance languages through the integration of aerial work with the abstracted  South Asian Chhau and Kalari vocabularies responding  to the  unique environment of the Bata Shoe Museum’s grand atrium.

Please join us for an exciting evening of contemporary dance from the choreographer whose work has been called “soulful and sensuous” by the New York Times, “fascinating” by Now Magazine and “more than thrilling” by the Times of India

Precipice: Dances for Staircases and Air

Presented by Anandam Dancetheatre

A DanceWorks CoWorks Series Event

The Bata Shoe Museum 327 Bloor Street West

Toronto, ON

Preview: May 3,4,5, 2011 8:30pm

Premiere: May 6, 2011 8:30pm

Preview Tickets: $20

Premiere Tickets: $30

Students/Seniors/Arts Worker Tickets: $15 preview/$20 premiere

Standing Room Tickets: any night $10  (door only)

Choreography: Brandy Leary

Contributing Choreographers: Amy Hampton, Ryan Lee, Jennifer Robichaud

Dramaturgy/Assistant Direction: Audrey Dwyer

Costume Design:  Prashant Goutam Gupta

Lighting Design: Siobhan Sleath

Featuring: Amy Hampton, Brandy Leary, Ryan Lee, Jennifer Robichaud,  Tim Spronk

Box Office: 416.204.1082

for more information http://www.anandam.ca info@anandam.ca

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