The dance season at the Theater Freiburg begins with a guest performance from Canada – followed by two more.
Adriana Almeida went to dance festivals in Canada shortly before the Peace Pandemic. The Curator of the Dance Division at the Freiburg Theater developed the idea of presenting the country’s dance scene after it was learned that Canada would be the guest country at the 2020 Frankfurt Book Fair. We know how matters ended: the pandemic brought the trade fair to its knees, Canada was shut down anyway: no chance for transcontinental exchange. Now – as left behind during lockdown – will make up for it: On the opening weekend of the season, Vancouver’s Out Innerspace Dance Theater will perform at the Great House with choreography “Bygone” from 2019. .
When Almeida Pies talks about the Canadian dance scene, she bursts into excitement. The companies are extremely technically proficient, but their classical and contemporary training is only a means to an end: internationally-oriented curators have explored a playful, lightweight aesthetic in Canada, as well as a sophisticated use of lighting technology on stage has done.
“Bygones”, choreographed by David Raymond and Tiffany Tregarten, transports viewers into an imaginative world between light and shadow with the help of dramatic plays of light, illusory smoke effects, and video design, in which the laws of physics and logic seem to exist. are not. To apply, as per schedule.
Two more Vancouver ensemble casts will follow over the course of the season—after two smaller productions from Montreal can only be shown digitally in June. The dancers are glad they were finally able to perform live again, Almeida Pease said in an interview. Their energetic potential is correspondingly large. This also applies to MoveTheCompany, which will show its production “deals” in the big house on October 23rd. “Focus Canada” will culminate on May 7 and 8, when globally acclaimed choreographer Crystal Pitt and her company Kid Pivot will show off their new work, “Revisor,” based on Nikolai Gogol’s comedy.
In addition, the new dance program offers a full range of other productions: theater director Ersson Mondtag guest-starred in June with his first dance piece “Joy of Life”, Belgium’s Ann van den Broek, and Brazil’s Radhoune El Medeb from Belgium. . Lia Rodrigues.
On networks such as Adriana Almeida Pies, Reseu Grand Luxe, which has eight European houses, and houses dancers and screen dance artists, continues to rely on international co-productions. If you now say that the dance in Freiburg is well organized, this is not a metaphor.
“Bygone” On 1 October at 7.30 pm at the Great House of the Freiburg Theatre.
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