JOIN GWDC FOR AN INTIMATE IN-PERSON PERFORMANCE
Poster created by Samantha Garritano
Although the future of performing art remains a mystery, one thing is certain: dance will still find its way to you, as Good Women Dance Collective returns to the stage this December with CONVERGENCE 2020!
December 3 – 5, 2020 at 8 pm (MT)
L’Uni Théâtre (8627-91 Street)
and live online broadcasting
(Seating for GWDC’s in-person performance is extremely limited, to help keep our community safe during Covid-19. However tickets for the online viewing of Convergence 2020 will be launching soon, with greater capacity)
MEET THIS YEAR’S GUEST ARTISTS
Convergence 2020, the collective’s annual show which kicks off the 2020/21 season, highlights two works from different performers, both local and national. This year, Sasha Kleinplatz, Montréal-based contemporary dancer and co-founder of Wants&Needs Danse, will be joining Good Women with a newly commissioned piece that investigates personal dance histories in relationship to questions of memory, consent, and joy; and a performance by Saddle Lake Cree Nation fancy dancer Dustin Stamp.
Sasha Kleinplatz is a choreographer, teacher, and curator based in Montreal, Canada. She is the co-founder (along with partner Andrew Tay) of Wants&Needs danse, and co-creator of the curatorial projects Piss in the Pool, Short&Sweet, and Total Space Party, initiatives that have been part of numerous festivals, and theatre seasons, and which have also been produced in the United States and Europe. Sasha’s work has been performed throughout Canada and parts of the United States. As a choreographer Sasha is thinking about community, consent, and the possibility of finding magic by mistake. She is currently finishing a masters degree focused on dancing for plants.
Dustin Stamp is a fancy dancer from Saddle Lake Cree Nation. He is a northern style fancy dancer and says his favourite thing about performing is seeing and hearing the audience’s reactions. He started fancy dancing eight years ago, following his daughter who started dancing a year prior but didn’t want to do it alone, so Dustin has been doing it ever since. For Dustin, dancing is important because it connects him to his culture and his roots, even while living day-to-day life in the city.
In addition to hosting an intimate in-person performance, which will adhere to Covid-19 safety protocols as per AHS guidelines, Good Women Dance Collective will be broadcasting the event online. Stay tuned for further date announcements!