2014 In the Studio
Two works that are best presented in a smaller venue — personal, intimate and beautiful, showing a high level of artistry and skill.
In the Studio performs on Saturday May 31st at 4pm and Sunday June 1st at 2pm, at Dancetheatre David Earle Studio, 42 Quebec Street.
at once (im)possible, Premiere
Choreography: Heidi Strauss, in collaboration with Jessica Runge and Brendan Wyatt
at once (im)possible is part of a collection of works commissioned by Jessica Runge. These commissions are each a different re-mix of a solo work created by Runge in 2010, called the Possibility Dance. In at once (im)possible, the original solo is transformed into a duet. The other commissioned choreographers are Susie Burpee (Toronto), Deborah Dunn (Montreal), and Susanna Hood (Montreal). The collection of works will be presented as part of Runge’s 2014/15 season.
For more information on Jessica Runge, visit the Artist Bios page.
MOonhORsE Dance Theatre
Beside You, 2013
Choreography: Susanna Hood
The work is based on a poem of the same name by P.K. Page and integrates voice, body, set, and sound design to bring the choreographer’s vision to life. To create the solo, Hood was inspired by Moore’s “subtle and breath-taking artistry” and by the concept of a duet, with one person absent.
Susanna Hood’s Beside You is a solo tour de force for dance icon Claudia Moore “contrasting Moore’s natural elegance – a red blouse sets off her beautifully long arms – with the fierce animal energy contained in her lithe body.” Glenn Sumi, NOW
For more information on MOonhORsE Dance Theatre, visit the Artist Bios page.