AS THOUGH I HAD WINGS

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AS THOUGH I HAD WINGS ~PROGRAM

THE RACHEL BROWNE THEATRE

DECEMBER 31, 9PM & JAN 5-8, 8PM

 

Inspired by the poetry of Jaik Josephson, the work and social activism of visual artist Keith Haring (silenced by AIDS in 1990) and the events of the AIDS plague,

AS THOUGH I HAD WINGS is Brent Lott’s reflections on the equation

SILENCE = DEATH; the rallying cry of ACT UP (AIDS COALITON TO UNLEASH POWER).

PRE-SHOW MUSIC: ARTHUR RUSSELL (silenced by AIDS in 1992)

CHOREOGRAPHY: BRENT LOTT in collaboration with WCD dancers:

 

JOHANNA RILEY

SAM PENNER

BRIANNA FERGUSON

JASMINE ALLARD

WARREN MCCLELLAND

ALEXANDRA WINTERS

BRETT OWEN

  

Brent is very grateful for the contributions made by all the artists who helped realize this production especially the dancers, jaymez, Dean Cowieson, Shirley Grierson and Jaik Josephson whose poetry inspired this work. He is also grateful to all those who gave him feedback throughout the creative process: Vanessa Macrae, Jaik Josephson, Faye Thomson, Gaile Hiley, Stephanie Ballard, Charlene Kulbaba, Paula Blair, Xemena Munos, D’Arcy Phillips, Chris Curpen and to the VERGE 2016 dancers Emma Beech, Jennifer Bonner, Samarah McRorie and Aaron Michael Paul who contributed much to the creative process.

 

ORIGINAL MUSIC COMPOSITION: SHIRLEY GRIERSON & WILL GRIERSON

LIVE MUSIC: ASHLEY AU

VIDEO DESIGN: jaymez

LIGHTING DESIGN: DEAN COWIESON

POETRY: JAIK JOSEPHSON

COSTUME DESIGN: ALEX ESPINOSA

 

Songs:

I REALLY LOVED HAROLD: MELANIE SAFKA

IF IT BE YOUR WILL: LEONARD COHEN

 

 

WINNIPEG’S CONTEMPORARY DANCERS:

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: BRENT LOTT

COMMUNICATIONS AND ADMINISTATIVE DIRECTOR: VANESSA MACRAE

PRODUCTION MANAGER / TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: JAMES JANSEN

STAGE MANAGER: PAIGE LEWIS

HANG AND STRIKE CREW: MIGUEL FORTIER, HALEY MUMMER,JAMES THURMEIER

PHOTOGRAGRAPHER: LEIF NORMAN & FRED MCEVOY

ARCHIVAL VIDEOGRAPHER: KAYLA JEANSON

MARKETING DESIGN: CHRIS LEE

SPECIAL THANKS TO: The School of Contemporary Dancers, Nafro, Grant Guy, The Peasant Cookery, Aaron Paul, Investors Group, The Canada Council for the Arts, The Manitoba Arts Council, The Winnipeg Arts Council, Investors Group, RMTC, Cercle Moliere, Masterworks Dance Studio + Royal Dance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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