Photo by Marc J. Chalifoux

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Back Up Front proposes a new hierarchal structure and brings the movements of the back up dancer/singer to the forefront. This work invites the viewer to gaze at both the conformity of rhythmic synchronization found through set movement phrases, and movement scores occurring in the present which prioritize the individual. Back Up Front works through the labour of the backup dancer/singer using repetition, and interrogates ideas around spectacle and cultural production.

Choreographer: Justine A. Chambers
Performers: Ainsley Hillyard, Alison Kause, Alida Kendell, Kate Stashko
Composer: Nancy Tam
Lighting Designer/Stage Manager: Beth Dart
Costume Designer: Sydney Gross
Set Design/Build: Adam Turnbull
Photography/Videography: Epic Photography (Marc J. Chalifoux and Ian Peter Jackson)

Past performances: Convergence, GWDC (Edmonton)

Length: 29 minutes