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.

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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Creative Residencies  Agora de la danse, Baryshnikov Arts Centre, Par B.L.eux

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