November 11-13, 2021
La Cité Francophone Theatre (8627 Rue Marie-Anne Gaboury, Edmonton)
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Viewer discretion: This show contains full nudity and coarse language
After a year-long freeze on live performances, Good Women Dance Collective is ready to bring back their annual showcase, Convergence. This year’s presentation brings Canadian dancers and choreographers together to an Edmonton stage for a special presentation of three works that speak to these dancers’ relationships to their dancing.
The Conditions, a new work by Montréal-based choreographer Sasha Kleinplatz, will premiere after a pandemic-postponement and will be danced by Good Women. The Women will move audiences between a dancer’s life-collection of learned choreography, performances and experiences, from the very first dance class till now. This will be the first live performance Métis performer, choreographer, and dance instructor Rebecca Sadowski will dance as the newest addition to the collective.
Saddle Lake Cree Nation fancy dancer Dustin Stamp also joins the program, along with a new solo performance from Montréal’s Karen Fennell.
The first piece is 10 minutes long and the second piece is 15 minutes followed by an intermission. The second piece is between 45-60 minutes long, and includes full nudity and coarse language. A complete content warning will be available to read prior to the performance to identify potentially triggering content.
On November 12 there will be a post show chat with the artists and audience following the performance.
The Restriction Exception Program
All patrons are required to show proof of vaccination or a negative test as per AHS guidelines, and we have reduced capacity to 50% of the house so audience members can remain physically distant. Performers will be unmasked when performing onstage. Audience members will remain masked for the entire performance and when in the lobby area.
- ASL interpreters will be provided for the Friday November 12th performance.
- This venue is wheelchair accessible (accessible entrances are signed – one on the west side, and one on the north side from the parkade).
- Accessible, gender inclusive washrooms are available
- At the Friday performance, relaxed performance elements invite audience members to make noise and move around as needed, and low-level audience lighting will be available throughout the performance.We will also have inclusion kits available. This is to help make the audience experience more accessible.
- For every night, a variety of seating options are available, including soft seating. We will have a balcony area where you can move around, and you can leave the theatre at any point and return to this area as needed.
- We will have ushers available to support leaving and returning to any area in the audience for all performances.