NOVEMBER 6-10 (8PM)
Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre
Photo: Jarrett Siddall by Guntar Kravis
Mining the gems of TDT’s vast repertoire, Rare Mix features masterworks by company co-founder Patricia Beatty, Montreal maverick Jean-Sébastien Lourdais and TDT’s Christopher House, featuring “some of the best dancers on the planet” (The Globe and Mail).
The programme includes Beatty’s iconic Against Sleep, a spellbinding duet not seen since 1998, Lourdais’s bold and visceral Etrange (the runaway hit of last year’s Four at the Winch Quebec), and House’s Vena Cava, a tour de force of lightning-fast, rhythmically thrilling dancing. Not to be missed!
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Four Towers by Christopher House
Against Sleep by Patricia Beatty
Etrange by Jean-Sébastien Lourdais
Vena Cava by Christopher House
Four Towers (1993) by Christopher House was inspired by composer Robert Moran’s music for the opera From the Towers of the Moon. Performed in four contrasting movements, the work evokes the mystery and introspection of the opera. Four Towers “conveys a delicate feeling of grace and fragility, sadness and freedom” (The Ottawa Citizen)
Patricia Beatty’s iconic Against Sleep (1968) is a spellbinding duet from the golden age of modern dance. It has held audiences captive since it was first performed, breaking new ground with its suspenseful, erotic movement, and haunting electronic score created by Ann Southam. It has “…the sort of Martha Graham flow of dance that winds round and round an audience’s brain, binding tightly impressions which can never be erased.” (The Montreal Gazette)
In Etrange (2012), Jean-Sébastien Lourdais, the Montreal based choreographer known for pushing the boundaries of physicality, offers a bold and visceral look at the human body. Etrange was created as part of TDT’s Four at the Winch – Quebec in the spring of 2012 and was later performed at the 2012 Canadian Dance Festival. “This is a piece that transfixes the eye, watching the changes in the body that happen from the inside out.” (Paula Citron)
An audience favourite, Vena Cava (1999) is a classic kinetic work by Christopher House, also set to the dynamic music of composer Robert Moran. A tour de force of lightning-fast, rhythmically thrilling dancing, the choreography set to Moran’s Open Veins is a “dramatic and exhilarating showcase” (The New York Times) of “high-energy, high-flying contemporary movement" (Toronto Star).