Heidi Strauss

October 1st to 4th, 2014 at 8PM

Rencontre avec les artistes : October 2nd after the show / Host: David Pressault / Bilingual discussion

Within each of us lie experiences that dictate the present moment. Our inner lives are marked by multiple sensations, encounters, successes and failures. How do our stories intersect and lead us far afield to unexpected spaces? With elsewhere, widely acclaimed Toronto choreographer Heidi Strauss looks at human adaptability and resilience in the face of everyday situations and obstacles. With grace and passion, her dance explores the human being’s ability to transform and to be transformed. Each performer thus challenges the other’s limitations while appealing to various levels of vulnerability and intimacy. The ensuing interaction serves to alter personal reflexes and everyday gestures. Video and music meet to further modify movement, causing it to resonate and create a kaleidoscope of perceptions and unexpected states. 

Choreographer: Heidi Strauss
Performers: Danielle Baskerville, Miriah Brennan, Luke Garwood, Molly Johnson and Brendan Wyatt
Projection and sound: Jeremy Mimnagh
Set and costume: Teresa Przybylski
Lights: Rebecca Picherack
Outside eye: Ginelle Chagnon
Stage management: Marianna Rosato

Danielle Baskerville © Andrew BurashkoMiriah Brennan © Mohamed HamadLuke Garwood © Jeremy MimnaghMolly Johnson © Lauren BuntonBrendan Wyatt
Danielle Baskerville, Luke Garwood et Molly Johnson © Jeremy MimnaghAll performers in rehearsal © Jeremy MimnaghBrendan Wyatt & Molly Johnson © Jeremy MimnaghMiriah Brennan © Jeremy MimnaghMolly Johnson & Luke Garwood © Jeremy MimnaghDanielle Baskerville © Jeremy MimnaghBrendan Wyatt & Luke Garwood © Jeremy MimnaghLuke Garwood, Miriah Brennan, Brendan Wyatt & Molly Johnson © Jeremy MimnaghTous les danseurs © Jeremy Mimnagh

Strauss is quite simply a treasure – smart, original and increasingly literate in the nuances of theatrical magicianship. - Kathleen Smith, The Dance Current, 2011

A Danse-Cité production in collaboration with adelheid. With the financial support of the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts and Danse-Cité. Creative residencies: The Theatre Centre, Dance Victoria, York University and Public Energy.

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