Watch dance transform University of Guelph’s UC Courtyard.
Check out our co-presentations of contemporary dance with the University of Guelph’s Central Student Association. Performances take place at 12 noon in the University Centre Courtyard at the University of Guelph. Free!!
Friday, April 8, 2016
The Mystery of Mr. Leftovers
Sharon B. Moore, choreographer
Jillian Peever, performer
The Mystery of Mr. Leftovers is a desperate plea for companionship and love – laced with poetic monologues and movement. A contemporary performance piece that merges dynamic dance with outrageous theatrics, it is the first ever, full-length solo work performed by emerging artist Jillian Peever.
Acclaimed dance artist Sharon B. Moore (K.M. Hunter Award nominee, triple Dora nominee) provides text, choreography and direction, while dance icon Peggy Baker (Governor General’s Award for Lifetime Achievement) acts as Peever’s solo-performance mentor.In a series of odd circumstantial adventures, Mr. Leftovers searches through the echoes of his own history leaving him somewhat unassembled. His interior world is made up of leftover thoughts: thoughts he did not communicate but wanted to, the thoughts of others, stuttering recapitulations of self-commentary, analysis and extreme – sometimes socially unacceptable – behaviour. He seeks to build himself up by discovering, readjusting and fulfilling his own legend of himself, whether true or false.
The Mystery of Mr. Leftovers inherently asks questions of the human condition – with a side of ridiculousness.
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Toronto-based Jasymyn Fyffe brings “Pulse to Guelph. Inspired by the soulful sounds of Motown, this contemporary dance work takes us back to an era when music was felt deep down in the soul. It explores our affinity for human interaction as the dancers ride an emotional landscape of conflicting needs and desires. A mix of high-energy sequences and intimate moments, “Pulse” will have you on your feet dancing and then humming the tunes long after the show is over.
Jasmyn Fyffe is described as “a young artist whose body of work is developing in a style all her own.” (Sway Magasine – Anya Wassenberg). She was the recipient of the 2013 Frankie Award (Montreal) for most outstanding choreography/choreographer for “Pulse.”