CoexisDance: Western Edition 1
December 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Improvised dance and music meet on stage in CoexisDance, an evening of live improvisational duets featuring local dancers and musicians.
Curated by Dance Centre Artist-in-Residence Olivia C. Davies, CoexisDance brings together six pairs of dance artists and musicians who will share short improvised duets in an intimate evening of performances which culminates in a group jam.
This is the first Western Canadian edition of CoexisDance, which was pioneered in Toronto by Colin Anthony in 2006 with the format ‘no more than two dancers, no more than two musicians, at least one of each.’
Davies says: “The format can encompass multiple interpretations of improvisational scores that are nurtured through short creation residencies for each duet to get to know one another and foster trust prior to performance. The resulting scores are re-imagined in the formal theatre space to welcome audiences to experience the outcome of the duet.”