relay

A collaborative choreographic experiment for eight dancers and two musicians who come together to make a performance that asks questions about the politics and possibility of being together.

Investigating modes of togetherness through the examination and rethinking of the unison gesture, this group looks for ways to move together without abandoning individuality. At the same time, their work gently unearths the dancers’ past performance memories. These traces of past works become a launching point for the group’s future shared imagination.

Choreography by Ame Henderson. Created with and performed by Eric Chenaux, Eric Craven, Chad Dembski, Katie Ewald, Claudia Fancello, Matija Ferlin, Tomislav Feller, Mairéad Filgate, Marie Claire Forté, Brendan Jensen, Bee Pallomina, Jacob Zimmer, Trevor Schwellnus. Produced by Public Recordings. Co-produced by CanDance Network Creation Fund, Harbourfront Centre, Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, Canada Dance Festival, L’agora de la danse and Vancouver East Cultural Centre. Photos by Bettina Hoffmann, Pony, Ame Henderson. Video: Lee Henderson.

Dance / Performance (2010)
Presentations:
STUK Leuven, Belgium, Mar 14, 2014
L’agora de la danse, Montreal, Sept 28-30, 2011
Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Jan 25-29, 2011
Brian Webb Dance, Edmonton, Jan 20-21, 2011
Canada Dance Festival, Ottawa, June 12, 2010
Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, France, May 20-21, 2010
Harbourfront Centre’s World Stage, Toronto, Apr 7-10, 2010 (premiere)