Still Standing You
Pieter Ampe + Guilherme Garrido/CAMPO (Ghent, Belgium)
Presented by the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and The Dance Centre
January 29-30 + February 1-2, 2013 8:00PM
Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street
Still standing you. [or] Still supporting you. [or] Still bearing you. [or] Still standing for you. [or] Still standing with you. [or] Still standing. [or] Just still.
The incendiary Belgian-Portuguese duo Pieter Ampe and Guilherme Garrido burst on to the European dance scene five years ago, and they have toured internationally to wild acclaim ever since. Still Standing You tests the limits of friendship, rivalry and their own bodies in a rough-and-tumble montage of dance, gymnastics and wrestling. Daring, discomfiting and darkly hilarious, this is an astounding take on masculinity, aggression and tenderness.
Are they friends, lovers, brothers or rivals? Impossible to say, but through these power struggles and acts of rebellion, the two find the far reaches of their physical limits, their comfort zones, and the strength of their bond.
>>To say that this contemporary dance piece is memorable is an understatement: You can’t forget watching two naked men manipulate each other’s penises in a game of one-upmanship << The Globe and Mail
"Partners in crime" by their own admission, the Belgian Pieter Ampe and the Portuguese Guilherme Garrido are artists who have developed a dance idiom entirely their own, distinct from anything else going on in the contemporary dance world. Still Standing You was created while the two were in residency at the CAMPO arts centre in Ghent, following Still Difficult Duet—their first choreographic encounter in 2007.
Tickets: Advance $27-33 | Door $29-35
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Choreography & Performance Pieter Ampe, Guilherme Garrido
Dramaturgy Rita Natálio
Produced by CAMPO
Co-Produced by STUK, Leuven (B) & Buda, Kortrijk (B)
Artistic Residency Espaço Alkantara
Outside Eye Louise Van den Eede
This performance includes male nudity.
Post-show artist Talkback January 30, led by Alex Ferguson
Duration: 60 min, no intermission
Tour supported by Canada Council for the Arts.
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