Festival of New Dance lineup

Chiasmata: Toronto Dance Theatre’s Christopher House returns with something more personal and intimate after the formalism and relative coolness of his previous work, Timecode Break. Chiasmata is a humanistic response to the complexities of modern life. (June 17 & 18)

Movement (R)evolution Africa: Nine African choreographers talk about their art as contemporary expressions of self, challenging traditional stereotypes in this 65 minute film. (June 18 & 19)

Mourning Sunshine: If you’re eating out and you notice some strange behaviour at the table next to you, don’t worry, it’s probably just part of the festival. Alicia Grant and Cara Spooner will be raising questions about the performative nature of eating in public restaurants, bars and cafes around the city. (June 18 – 22)

Chimurenga: It means struggle. Nora Chipaumire takes on Zimbabwe’s revolution in a 70 minute solo trilogy that weaves the personal with the historical. A collision of songs, musings out loud, screaming, stillness, music and film, it’s not for the feint of heart. (June 19 & 20)
Newfoundland Showcase: Louise Moyes performs new work choreographed by Eryn Dace Trudell. Dance and film combine when Calla Lachance explores the experience of loss and the act of remembering in 7 dances for my mother. Sarah Joy Stoker performs an excerpt from Sapiens lay here, an exploration of the history and future of human habitation on earth. (June 20 & 21)

No Exit: Choreographer Denise Fujiwara’s background in Butoh might explain her attraction to the scenario of three strangers locked in a room together for eternity. In the words of Jean-Paul Sartre, hell is other people. Live musical score. (June 21 & 22)

One Hundred Returnings: Montreal multi-disciplinary artist Chanti Wadge interprets the evolution of physical and emotional expression over the course a single human lifespan – birth, aging, death. (June 21 & 22)

Take it Back: Montreal’s Solid State is set to close the festival with a bang in a high energy four person show that combines breakdance and swing. (June 22)

Check out neighbourhooddanceworks.com or call 753-4531 for more info.

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14 September 2010

  1. Stan Nochasak · September 14, 2010


    My name is Stan Nochasak and I am on hiatus from Memorial University where I have enroled in the Faculty of Education in a Program called ‘Native and Northern.’ I have been living in St. John’s for the past thirteen years. Since April 2006 I have been part of a traditional Inuit Drum group called Nippik which in Inuktitut means ‘Voice.’ And we have been performing nearly a hundred times in and around St. John’s, in fact as far as Mexico City and Guatemala. We have been on NTV and CBC a number of times for our Inuit drum dancing. We also have a Website: http://www.nippikinuitdrummers.piczo.com. If you wish you wish to contact us, people can contact Jennie Williams at 747-9071 or E-mail her at: jennie@nf.sympatico.ca, or jenniewilliams@nl.rogers.com. Or you can contact me at Cell: 765-6854 or E-mail: nakummek2004@yahoo.ca.

    We hope that we will meet some day.

    Cordially yours,

    Stan Nochasak

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