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Photo: Jospeh Michael Photography
DanceWorks 2011-12 season
About the company:
DanceWorks is one of Canada’s leading presenters of independent contemporary dance, which supports the creation, production and dissemination of groundbreaking choreography by professional dance artists. DanceWorks presents inspired work by gifted creators drawing from a belief in the power of dance to illuminate, engage and transform all that participate.
About the choreographer:
Sylvie Bouchard is the artistic director of BoucharDanse, which serves as an umbrella for her artistic endeavours. Recipient of the 2009 KM Hunter Artist Award in dance, Bouchard is also artistic director of Dusk Dances and co-founded CORPUS with David Danzon, touring works throughout the world. In 1999, she presented her Dora Mavor Moore nominated solo, Cassiopeia, at DanceWorks (Toronto) and the Canada Dance Festival (Ottawa). Originally from Montréal, Bouchard has performed with many dance companies, including Toronto Dance Theatre, Dancemakers, Kaeja d'Dance, Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers, Danny Grossman and Menaka Thakkar; and independent artists such as Denise Fujiwara, Roger Sinha, Susie Burpee, Sashar Zarif and Peggy Baker.
The performance on Friday, May 4 features an artist talk-back!
May 3 – 5, 2012Dance
Our undying search for love and understanding of its meaning is the basis for this full-length trio that marries dance and theatre. BoucharDanse invited five choreographers to engage with historical narratives on idealized love to illustrate, through movement and images, expressions of affection in various times. These were then used as diving boards into poignant and comical journeys for three timeless lovers. Histoire d’amour examines the essence of this ethereal feeling we cannot live without.
"A sure-fire crowd pleaser." − The Globe and Mail
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