THE BODY IN QUESTION
JANUARY 18 & 19 (8PM)
JANUARY 20 (2PM)
Winchester Street Theatre
Photo: Christopher House by Guntar Kravis. Graphic design by Jonathan Kitchen, jakcreative.com
The Body in Question features TDT Artistic Director, Christopher House, in new solo adaptations of two choreographies by Deborah Hay.
Deborah Hay creates iconoclastic, playful and profoundly human dances that question the very nature of performance. She is acknowledged by critics and historians as one of the most relevant and influential representatives of postmodern Dance. More about Deborah Hay
Christopher House is one of Canada’s most respected dance artists. Born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland, he joined TDT as a dancer in 1979, was named Resident Choreographer in 1981 and became Artistic Director in 1994. A multi-award winning choreographer, he has contributed over 60 works to the TDT repertoire. As a performer, House has created roles in works by Sarah Chase, Peter Chin, David Earle, Mark Morris, James Kudelka and Peter Randazzo, and often appeared in his own works. While a guest with Les Grand Ballets Canadiens, he performed the title role in Michel Fokine’s Petrouchka, in Kudelka’s In Paradisum and in Nijinska’s Les Noces as well as in his solo Schubert Dances at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. More about Christopher House
The Body in Question: News (2006), At Once (2009)
Choreography by Deborah Hay
Adaptation and performance by Christopher House
Produced in collaboration with lighting designer Simon Rossiter.
Audiences are invited to stay after each performance for a Q&A with Christopher House
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Christopher House has been working with Deborah Hay since 2006, participating three times in the Solo Performance Commissioning Project (SPCP) in Findhorn, Scotland, where he learned three of her solos, including News (2006) and At Once (2009). More about the SPCP
Christopher House first performed News at the Winchester Street Theatre in the fall of 2006, and presented it in five performances at the Canada Dance Festival in June 2008. He premiered his adaptation of At Once, on a program with British dancer Joe Moran called At Once Twice, in Toronto in April 2010. At Once Twice was presented in London and Brighton last December, where it was a Critic’s Pick in Time Out. London’s influential blog, Bellyflop Magazine, described House and Moran as “…truly beautiful dancers. They each offer their desire to be watched as gifts to the audience and their performances are intriguing and moving.”
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