Animals of Distinction (Canada)/Fly Pan Am (Canada)/United Visual Artists (UK)

FRONTERA

Performances
Photo: ©Adrián Morillo
Frontera performance, dancers in front of columns of light

This powerhouse multimedia performance unites post-rock masters Fly Pan Am with choreographer Dana Gingras and her Animals of Distinction dance company. If you saw the Gingras co-creation monumental at PuSh 2016, you surely remember its spectacular fusion of sound and motion; here, again, are live music and dance in the service of metaphor. The guiding ideas are borders and surveillance: how do they define us, and when do we dare challenge them?

“Fly Pan Am is not afraid to flirt with the bizarre in reaching for the sublime, and the result is challenging music of considerable integrity.”

Copper Press

The scenography, by United Visual Artists, is stark and suggestive; space is defined by light alone. Amid pulsing flashes and towering vertical rays, ten human figures dance—at times alone, at times with each other, at times against each other. Their wild gestures are a response to the propulsive music, to the commands of the lighting and to things less easy to define; it’s a large-scale struggle between impulse and design. The shafts of illumination are as beautiful as they are imposing; at times, they imprison the dancers like bars, but they cannot defeat human vitality. FRONTERA is a work of awe and resistance in equal measure — an adventure for the eyes, the ears and the mind.

“Gingras’ 25 year career has moved across mediums and artistic practices and has established her as a game-changing, boundary-pushing artist.”

The Suburban

Venue

630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

When

January 30
70 minutes, no intermission

8PM

 

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Content Note: Includes strobe-like effects.

Credits

CHOREOGRAPHY & DIRECTION Dana Gingras EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Centre de Création O Vertigo – CCOV IN CO-PRODUCTION WITH Animals of Distinction VISUAL CONCEPT AND SCENOGRAPHY United Visual Artists LIVE MUSIC Fly Pan Am CREATED WITH AND PERFORMED BY Robert Abubo, Léna Demnati, Stacey Desilier, Caroline Gravel, Louise Michel Jackson, Justin de Luna, Mark Medrano, Sovann Rochon-Prom Tep, Koliane Rochon-Prom Tep, Lexi Vajda  FIELD RECORDINGS Dave Bryant DRAMATURG Ruth Little ASSISTANT TO THE CHOREOGRAPHER & REHEARSAL DIRECTOR Sarah Williams PRODUCER & AGENT Sarah Rogers CO-PRODUCERS Grand Théâtre du Québec, Danse Danse (Montréal), Sydney Festival, CTM Festival (Berlin) & PuSh International Arts Festival (Vancouver)

 

DEVELOPED WITH the support of the National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund

CREATION RESIDENCY Centre de Création O Vertigo, Place des Arts

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