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Guelph Dance

2013 In the Park

Submissions will be accepted until September 15, 2013. See the Submissions page for details.

The In the Park series performsParajumpers Kodiak Jacket on Thursday May 30th at 7pm, Saturday June 1st at noon, and Sunday June 2nd at noon.

605 Collective

Vancouver, BC

Audible, 2009
Choreography: The 605 Collective

605 Collective. Photo by Chris Randle.

In Audible (Excerpt), four rambunctious performers meet for a public ritual to unwind and decompress from today’s hyper-communicative world. Their need to find physical connection reveals itself through highly athletic contact sport: jumping, diving and colliding with one another to create a rough-and-tumble dance. Audible addresses the 21st century’s “Attention Age”, where our lives are increasingly connected and consumed by technology and social media. Through 605 Collective’s integration of forms comes a raw and energetic dance that investigates a replacement of social skills, the dislocation from immediate surroundings, and the craving for a very basic human need.

For more information on 605 Collective, visit the Artist Bios page.

Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata

Montreal, QC

Montreal by Night, 2010
Choreography: Zab Maboungou

Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata. Photo by Pierre Manning and Audrée Desnoyers.

Montreal by Night is an urban tale of life and movement where individuals constantly interact and each go their own ways. Extremely refined gestures dispatching multiple planes of energy ravish the stage during a nightly opera at the edge of dawn. Zab Maboungou/ Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata is a company whose style and movement are engaged and the rhythm generous. They create an energy field out of remarkable gestures that are at once full of force and finely tuned.

For more information on the Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata, visit the Artist Bios page.


Montreal, QC

In Mixed Company, Premiere
Choreography: David Albert-Toth and Emily Gualtieri

PARTS+LABOUR_DANSE. Photo by David Vilder.

In Mixed Company investigates the tension felt by individuals as they oscillate between the search for meaningful relationships and the pressure exerted by society to conform to its norms. Though radically modern and unprecedentedly connected, our world can still baffle our attempts to be heard, understood and loved, leaving us stranded, alone. In spite of this, we try tirelessly to overcome our isolation and to find the deeply intimate connections that bind us together. Inspired by the works of Theatre of the Absurd playwright Eugene Ionesco and novelist Milan Kundera, this work explores the dissonance that arises within us when social codes hinder ourParajumpers Light Long Bear search.

For more information on PARTS+LABOUR_DANSE, visit the Artist Bios page.

Ritmo Flamenco

Toronto, ON

Sombras de Locura (Shadows of Madness), 2013
Choreography: Anjelica Scannura

Ritmo Flamenco. Photo by Iden Ford.

The map of the soul is vast where past, present, and future co-exist. The conscious mind makes sense of the present, but within its vault lies memories buried deep within the unconscious self. It is said that each person’s psyche is split into three. In Sombras de Locura one woman (personified by three dancers) opens her own personal vault of memories in order to embark on her own ‘rite of passage’ from one stage of life to the next. Choreographer Anjelica Scannura was inspired by Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring to set this daring contemporary work.

For more information on Ritmo Flamenco, visit the Artist Bios page.

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