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2016 Local Initiatives

Local Initiatives, exclusively for local dance artists, pushes the Festival into exciting new directions as we follow their lead.

Local Initiatives 2016

Sunday, June 5, 2:00 pm
Guelph Youth Studios
42 Quebec Street, Guelph, ON
Followed by a post-show chatGuelphFab5

Cost: $10/pay-what-you-can at the door

Co-presented by the Guelph Jazz Festival.


Guelph, ON

Lynette Segal, producer and curator
Featured performers: Shannon Cooney, Sue Lee, Sara Porter, Alison Cameron, and Brent Rowen

Lynette is thrilled to present Capacitance 11, the last of a series of multidisciplinary performance improvisation and conversation.  Curating eleven shows over a span of 10 months, Capacitance choose forty six exceptional artists from divergent disciplines to come together to co-create and collaborate, exploring the challenging and mysterious nature of improvisation.  Through spontaneous collaboration and discussion, audiences and artists alike are transported into unimagined territory.

Join us for this final performance and conversation with dancers Shannon Cooney (Berlin), Susan Lee (Toronto), and Sara Porter (Toronto), and musicians Alison Cameron (Toronto) and Brent Rowan (Guelph).  Capacitance will not only expand our collective experience, it will reveal how improvisation informs and transforms us!

This project was funded by the Ontario Arts Council, with support from Ed Video, Guelph Dance, Guelph Jazz Festival, and Kazoo!Fest. Lynette’s deepest gratitude goes to Ben Grossman, Eden, and Isabel Segal-Grossman.  This project has been made possible by their wisdom, guidance, hard work, patience, and love.

Sue Lee_Capacitance_ photo_by_Kevin Barnard
Top Photo:Jessica Runge and Katie Ewald, at the first Capacitance show, September, 2015; photo by Omer Yukseker.

Bottom Photo: Sue Lee, by Kevin Bernard

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