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Guelph Dance

In the Studio

Witness the development of three new works in progress by the choreographers who participated in the 2019 Breaking Ground Mentorship Program under the mentorship of Lina Cruz.

Breaking Ground Mentorship Program Performances

Guelph Youth Dance Studios, 42 Quebec Street
Saturday, June 1st at 5:00 pm and Sunday, June 2nd at 2:00 pm

General Admission $15
Students and Seniors $10

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Rowen McBride-Pilon

Guelph/Toronto, Ontario

disparu 2019

disparu explores the complicated emotions that accompany the disentangling of human relationships without explanation. The dancers find new ways of parting through various forms of disconnecting, resembling both the social media concept “ghosting” and the harsh reality of death. By delving into the idea of someone unexpectedly vanishing from your life, the dancers embark on a journey of memory and acceptance.

Photo by Bloom Media

Catherine Bellefleur & Marie-Maxime Ross

Montreal, Quebec

Foolish Fish 2019

For the piece Foolish Fish we were inspired and guided by the movement. This movement, which turns out to be rather clumsy and raw, was born of several improvised explorations where we were looking for individual and common instincts. The idea came from an unhealthy relationship between two individuals that enhance both personalities. They have a strong influence on each other and they evolve in a far-off world. There is an idea of duality that exists as much between the two women as in their own self. Despite these strong tensions, their dependence is greater than they dare to admit.

Photo by Bloom Media

Photo by Frédéric Champoux

Lynette Segal

Guelph, Ontario

Yes, and 2019

Yes, and is an exploration influenced by life’s dilemmas: trusting in the unfolding of our lives, blindly moving out of the fog led by our hearts. Fortitude is required to stay curious, attentive, discerning, gracious, and humble, all the while loving and letting go.

To live in this world you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comesto let it go,to let it go.

Mary Oliver

Entering into a creative space is an exciting, inviting, and intimidating place. Staying in the process of channeling experience into expression, finding the resonating mode of physicality, letting go of expectation with risk, yet fine tuning every breath, are among the joys that grace this practice – this life.

Photo by Bloom Media

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