Bringing together exceptional dance artists from across Canada, Contemporary Choreographer Lesandra Dodson presents her new work, The Trilogy Project. Three new, exciting and unconventional duets that blend highly charged physicality with nuanced characterization.
Her blameless mystery, a collaboration with NB filmmaker Chris Giles and composers Luis Cardoso and Josh Latour, is an interactive solo inspired by the prolific writer Emily Dickinson. It’s a surreal take on a woman’s creative journey. Using found text from ancient medical journals, original film clips and simple animation, this an absurd and profound view of life and death and the transformative spirit within.
The second piece, In two days a man can change, received glowing reviews in The Globe and Mail. Highly characterized and dramatic, the duet deals with struggles between nature and nurture. Combining video clips of the Monument Valley with Elmore Leonard cowboy-western style text, it’s a fusion of words and movement presented in a film noir style, with original score by Winnipeg’s Christine Fellows.
Lastly, A leash for two hounds was created as an affiliation with Halifax’s Mocean Dance. A duet with dancers Susanne Chui and Darryl Tracy, the piece will be completed in August 2012, during a creative residency at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre with composer-in-residence Christine Fellows and choreographer-in-residence Lesandra Dodson. Exploring male-female coupling in an untraditional manner, it touches on notions of “survival of the fittest” and plays with action-reaction patterns. Original score again by Christine Fellows.
The unpredictability, mystery and subtle interplay of Dodson’s Trilogy Project make this work exciting and evocative, and one not to be missed for fans of contemporary dance, film or performance art.
Lesandra Dodson's TRILOGY PROJECT
2 SHOWS ONLY!
JANUARY 26, 2013 Showtime: 8pm
JANUARY 27, 2013 Showtime: 3pm Matinée *
The Rachel Browne Theatre
WCD BOX OFFICE 204.452.0229 x224
A reminder that the showtime for the 27th is incorrectly printed inside your otherwise fabulous WCD 2012/13 calendar.
CBC's Manitoba Scene on the collaboration between Christine Fellows & Lesandra Dodson