December 5 – 7, 2013 at 8pm
Matinee performance at 2pm on Saturday, December 7
On Saturday December 6th there will be a talk back with the artists after the performance mediated by Fawnda Mithrush
Tickets $20 General | $15 Student | $10 CADA Member
available in advance through Tix on the Square
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Good Women Dance Collective returns with the third annual independent production of Convergence. A showcase of inspiring, athletic and thoughtful contemporary dance, Convergence highlights works created and performed by Edmonton’s emerging dance artists.This year’s lineup features the premiere of three new works including Withheld by Alida Nyquist-Shultz, Being Here and Not There by Bridget Jessome, and The Shallows by Richard Lee.
Collective artist Alida Nyquist-Schultz’s Withheld is a dynamic, highly physical and emotionally driven performance, incorporating passionate artistry. Withheld explores the body’s predisposition to act as a cage by withholding emotions, impulses and information. Four dancers express the physical vocabulary and interpersonal dynamics that evolve out of this confinement.
Bridget Jessome’s Being Here and Not There explores the idea of home; the place(s) in our body, and the place(s) in the world where we are most at home. A careful study of tensions, Being Here and Not There compares personal experiences with physical locations.
Richard Lee’s The Shallows is a solo dance work inspired by two very different but intersecting subjects: neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to create new synaptic pathways; and the tradition of Songlines, songs passed from generation to generation in Australian Aboriginal culture used to navigate sacred pathways across Australia. From this intersection emerges the portrait of a man haunted by loss finding his way home.