The difficulty is always the complexity of creating a solid, united group working toward a common goal. Placing individuality in service to a community remains a daunting challenge.
Vital Few focuses on this struggle for harmonious coexistence by connecting the voices of each of the six dancers, integrating their authenticity, accepting success and failure and taking variables into account such as stamina, fatigue or the unpredictable – the necessary mechanics of all bodies with unstable hearts.
605 evokes the organic desire to belong to something greater than oneself, and that quest multiplies the avenues of exploration. A language develops based on the vocabulary of each individual, and a moving sculpture of the group body emerges from an amalgam of contemporary and urban dance. This dynamic, playful choreography is presented with exemplary mastery of technique.
Choreographers Lisa Gelley, Josh Martin in collaboration with the dancers
Dancers Laura Avery, Hayden Fong, Josh Martin, Renée Sigouin, Jessica Wilkie, Sophia Wolfe.
Music Bizet/Caruso, Huerco S, Coin Gutter, Giuseppe Ielasi, loscil, Art Blakey, Miles, James Holden, Tomasz Bednarczyk, Jonny Greenwood, Donizetti/Caruso
Rehearsal director Susan Elliott Lighthing Robert Sondergaard Set Design Jesse Garlick
April 20, 21, 22 - 8 p.m.
Produced by Company 605
Coproduction CanDance Network Creation Fund, The Banff Centre, Dance Victoria, DanceWorks, Vancouver International Dance Festival
Creative residencies The Dance Centre’s Dance Lab Program, Dance Victoria, The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Vancouver International Dance Festival