A double bill featuring evocative and uncanny expressions of the female voice in duet form. We welcome back 2018 festival artists Heather Ware and Vanessa Goodman and their collaborators.

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The Space Where you Dream and I Live

Su Lin Tseng (Calgary)

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oblivion

Mari Osanai (Japan)

The Beauty of Falling Apart

Heather Ware (Banff/Amsterdam)

Oct 16 & 17, 8:00pm

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The Space Where you Dream and I Live
Su Lin Tseng (Calgary)

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ABOUT su lin tseng

Su Lin Tseng is a choreographer, a movement researcher, and a passionate dancer. She graduated from the University of Calgary with a BA in Dance in 2003 and an MA from York University (Toronto) in 2005. Tseng is originally from Taiwan with a background in Chinese dance, modern and ballet, but it is after her intense study with Davida Monk and Melissa Monteros, that she found her heart in contemporary dance. In 2005, Su Lin was invited to the Gui Zhou University (China) as a visiting scholar, and she returned to Canada one year after for PhD. In Calgary, she has performed in Davida Monk’s LYRIC, Peggy Baker’s Move, Dance Montage (2016, 2017), Metamorphosis of the Dance Action Lab (2017), Fluid Festival (2017) and Alberta Dance Festival (2017). This year, Tseng has performed in Pam Tzeng’s choreography, That ch*nk in y/our armour, at CanAsian KickStart Festival (Toronto) and Fluid Fest (Calgary) and choreographed for Alberta Dance Festival and Dance Montage.
 

SHOW CREDITS

Choreographer: Su Lin Tseng
Performers: Brandon Maturino, Marynia Fekecz, Su Lin Tseng

Oct 16 & 17, 8:00pm

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OBLIVION
Mari Osanai (japan)

A solo dance performance by Mari Osanai, Aomori Japan.

 
A tightly closed mind is opened
Something flows out from there.
Warmly, coldly, into the body
The cells dissolve into flows,
Then vaporize and scatter.
— Mari Osanai 2019

ABOUT Mari osanai

Mari Osanai dancer, choreographer and Noguchi Taiso trainer comes to us from Aomori, Japan. After training in Classical Ballet, Modern Dance, Jazz, Tai Chi, and traditional Folk Dance, Mari became interested in exploring movement in new ways. She went on to study dance choreography under Mr. Hironobu Oikawa and Noguchi Taiso training and its philosophy with Professor Michizo Noguchi (1914-1998). Mari stands by the theory that materials that constitute our body are undoubtedly of this Earth and have participated in and experienced the creation process of the Earth. Therefore our body, having lived here and now, includes the entire history of the Earth. What we call ‘life’, ‘body’ and ‘mind’ are precisely phases of change and flow of the earth. There is no absolute standard for all things. Mari Osanai’s unique and complex movements are created by interweaving a combination of techniques she has studied over her career as a dancer. Her approach to movement research and exploration begins with a heightened awareness of gravity’s influence on the body and the body’s connection with the centre of the earth. Over the years, Mari has performed and taught workshops in Japan, Canada, the USA, Greece, and Germany.
 

SHOW CREDITS

Choreography: Mari Osanai
Dancer: Mari Osanai
Mask Doll Creation: Shohel Yamashita
Sound Arrangement: Hisashi Sugiura
Special thanks go to Theater company Watanabe Genshiro Shoten.

Oct 16 & 17, 8:00pm

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The Beauty of Falling Apart
Heather Ware (Banff/Amsterdam)

The Beauty of Falling Apart is a mental experiment through the body. An uncanny and yet seductively precise exercise in how two individuals strive to find trust, to inhabit the thin edge of being "just safe enough”.

What happens when nature becomes a threat? This question forms the theme of The Beauty of Falling Apart by Hilde Elbers and Heather Ware."


ABOUT Heather Ware

Heather Ware (Banff, Canada) and Hilde Elbers (Venray, the Netherlands) are two striking choreographers and dancers in the Dutch dance landscape. Heather was one of the defining dancers of LeineRoebana for fifteen years and between 2003 and 2014 Hilde contributed to the work of Conny Janssen, Itzik Galili and Constanza Macras, among others. Both have been creating their own work for several years. In addition to their fascination for the expressiveness of the moving body, they share a deep-rooted love for rugged nature. It is precisely in this rawness that the essence of their combined work lies.
 

SHOW CREDITS

"Concept and Choreography: Hilde Elbers, Heather Ware
Performance: Liah Frank, Heather Ware
Music: Arthur van der Kuip
Lighting Design: Ellen Knops
Dramaturgy: Anne-Marije van den Bersselaar and Moos van den Broek
Costume Styling: Lotte Milder
Thanks to: Nederlandse Dansdagen, ICK Amsterdam, LeineRoebana, Rozemarijn de Neve.

The Beauty of Falling Apart is a co-production of DansBrabant and Podium Bloos with the support of the
Performing Arts Residency program of Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (CA) and the City of Breda (NL)."