Live Art Dance productions is back for another season of contemporary dance, showcasing top talents from across the country. “It’s a bit of an unusual season for us,” says artistic director Paul Caskey.
“There’s a lot more of a hip-hop flavour. We’re hoping to increase our presence with the under-35 crowd.”
The season began on September 24 with Music Creates Opportunity from Ottawa’s acclaimed Bboyizm, and continued on October 1 with Toronto’s Fujiwara Dance Inventions. Up next on November 6 and 7 is the unique Rendez-vous: 40 Silver Dart Dr. by Montreal’s 2ieme Porte a Gauche. Happening behind closed doors at the Alt Hotel, the show explores the lives of four fictional couples. “This is the show I’d really recommend for people who are live theatre fans,” says Caskey.
Nobody Likes a Pixelated Squid follows that in December, importing hip-hop duo Tentacle Tribe from Montreal. To open this
show, local hip-hop choreographer Alexis Cormier, Artistic Director of The Woods, will collaborate with acclaimed local
rapper Ghettosocks to create a brand new, curtain-opening performance.
The season continues from January 14 to 16 with the show Juxtapose by Cecilia Moisio from Amsterdam. On March 30, things take on a Spanish flair with La Otra Orilla’s flamenco performance Moi & Les Autres.
Capping the season on April 21 to 23 is the world premiere of a duet choreographed by Denise Fujiwara of SiNS (Sometimes in Nova Scotia), dancers Jacinte Armstrong and Elise Vanderborght, a return home for Boston Conservatory graduate, Lydia Zimmer.