Recurrent Measures George Stamos

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Recurrent Measures
Resistance is in the very DNA of dance, for dance is expressed by the body, is beyond words. And dance has always developed by questioning its own codes, from ballet to contemporary dance. It comes as no surprise, then, that it also resists social conventions and dominant trends. Three works presented from January 24 to 27, 2018 at Agora portray resistance in many forms, resistance that goes beyond political sloganeering. The first form of resistance all three pursue is to resist the conventional proscenium stage format, so as to renew their engagement with the audience.

See all events in: Résistances Plurielles

In this live installation, six dancers play with the limits of physical movement, opening themselves up to new perceptions of time and motion.

Recurrent Measures oscillates between the pleasure of spinning and meditative communion. In a space where spectators can come and go as they please, six spinning dancers become engrossed in cyclical, polyrhythmic gestures accompanied by work by composer Geronimo Inutiq and sound generated live by the dancers.

The limits of physical endurance – dancers are not robots – underscore the resilient strength of humans, sourced from their very fragility.

With this piece, George Stamos applauds human determination and portrays persistent actions as a motor for changing how we perceive the world, a way of resisting the diktats of productivity, hyper-performance and the fast pace of the modern world.

Choreographer George Stamos

George Stamos

George Stamos / © Véronique Mystique

With the successful productions Liklik Pik, Situations, Husk, Reservoir-Pneumatic, Schatje, and others, George Stamos has maintained a unique perspective as an innovative, rigorous artist in the world of contemporary dance over the past 15 years. He is a graduate of the Amsterdam University of the Arts, and in his formative years performed solo work extensively in NYC. He has also danced with numerous internationally prominent choreographers, taught across Canada, and toured internationally. Since 2013 articles and reviews written by Stamos have been published online and in print by Canada’s leading dance magazine The Dance Current.

Stacey Désilier

Stacey Désilier

© Véronique Mystique

Elinor Fueter

Elinor Fueter

© Véronique Mystique

Geronimo Inutiq

Geronimo Inutiq

© Robert Geoffrion

Jean-Benoit Labrecque

Jean-Benoit Labrecque

© Véronique Mystique

Chi Long

Chi Long

© Véronique Mystique

Mark Medrano

Mark Medrano

© Véronique Mystique

George Stamos

George Stamos

© Véronique Mystique

Choreography George Stamos
Performers Stacey Désilier, Elinor Fueter, Geronimo Inutiq, Jean-Benoit Labrecque, Chi Long, Mark Sawh Medrano, George Stamos
Artistic Advisor Zab Maboungou
Rehearsal Director Sarah Williams
Lighting and Technical Direction Karine Gauthier
Sound Design Geronimo Inutiq, George Stamos

George Stamos

January 24 > 26, 2018 - 8:30 p.m.

January 27, 2018 - 5 p.m.

$22 > $25 or 3 tickets fot $45

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