DanceWorks, Signal Theatre and Native Earth Performing Arts present
world premiere of dance-theatre work
from thine eyes
Directed and choreographed by Michael Greyeyes, Written by Yvette Nolan
September 22 – 24 at Harbourfront Centre's Enwave Theatre
DanceWorks, Toronto's longest-running dance series, presents from thine eyes co-produced by Signal Theatre and Native Earth Performing Arts, a powerful dance-theatre work examining mortality, memory and forgiveness. Bringing together two Aboriginal artists for the first time: Michael Greyeyes, Artistic Director of Signal Theatre (choreographer/director), and Yvette Nolan (writer), former Artistic Director of Native Earth, from thine eyes runs September 22 – 24 at Harbourfront Centre's Enwave Theatre.
from thine eyes is set in the space between the land of the living and that of the dead, where six characters struggle to find meaning at the end of their lives as they confront their deepest fears, most cherished memories and each other. The title, taken from a passage in the Qu'ran, “Lift the veil from thine eyes,” references the idea that only when we are ready to make the passage from this life into the next, can we see ourselves and each other truthfully.
Some of Toronto’s top dancers - Michael Caldwell, Luke Garwood, Ceinwen Gobert, Sean Ling, Shannon Litzenberger and Claudia Moore - perform four separate troubled stories lensed through contemporary indigenous dance expression, with each setting deconstructing into the next as more and more elements are stripped away.
DanceWorks presents from thine eyes, co-produced by Native Earth Performing Arts and Signal Theatre
Choreographed and directed by Michael Greyeyes, Written by Yvette Nolan
Movement dramaturgy by Kate Alton, Music composed by Miquelon Rodriguez
Performed by Michael Caldwell, Luke Garwood, Ceinwen Gobert,
Sean Ling, Shannon Litzenberger, Claudia Moore
Set design by Jackie Chau, Lighting design by Ron Snippe
Vocal coaching by Katherine Duncanson, Costume design by Sharon Hann,
Stage management by Sarah O'Brien
Part of Harbourfront Centre’s NextSteps, Enwave Theatre, 231 Queens Quay W.
Thursday, September 22 - Saturday, September 24, 2011 8PM
Tickets: Adults $28 & $23 (Students/Seniors $18 & $15) plus applicable charges.
Harbourfront Centre Box Office: 416-973-4000 OR online at www.danceworks.ca
This piece contains mature subject matter.
Official Website: http://www.danceworks.ca
Added by dwcommunications1 on August 30, 2011