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I hope you had a great long weekend. I'm headed into a really busy week !
I'm excited to be performing on Thursday evening at Mile Zero Dance's SubArctic Improv. I'm going to do several sequences playing with friends old and new including Dave Wall and Russell Whitehead, both of whom are fantastic musicians. Others on the lineup include Stacey Cann, John Waldron and Jody Hegel. I think we're going to have a great time playing with new ideas and with each other. Come and see what transpires!
I think Friday is going to be so much fun. I'm giving the pre-show chat for the Alberta Ballet's presentation of Life by the acclaimed BalletBoyz. This is a show not to miss...serious kick ass dancing!
And finally, I'm performing in Marilene Oliver's Melanix at Ted Talks on Saturday. The piece is a duet. I can honestly say I've never done a duet before with a virtual body that transforms from the nude, to muscles, to the skeleton! It's pretty fantastic.
Hope to see you this weekend,
BWDC and Citadel Theatre present Kidd Pivot in 2018
We're already planning our next season - 39 YEARS! What better way to celebrate than to announce a BWDC and Citadel Theatre co-presentation of Betroffenheit, the praised Canadian creation by Kidd Pivot and Electric Company Theatre.
Betroffenheit is a hit! A fantastic collaboration between Canada's most celebrated choreographer, Crystal Pite and theatre creator, Jonathan Young, Betroffenheit brings together an amazing ensemble of performers. It has been performed all over the world and I'm thrilled to be bringing it to Edmonton audiences. The show always sells out, so mark it on your calendar!
"Betroffenheit is a stunning testament to what can happen when life turns into art."
- Martha Schabas, The Globe and Mail
Stay tuned for more about our 39th season.
With Big Excitement,
Episode 2: Creation
"What is this dance about? Why am I dancing? What am I dancing today? This is the creative process and the studio, this floor is where it really happens." - Brian Webb
A special thank you to Shumka Dance Centre for allowing us to use your beautiful space.
Video by Les Sereda, Blue Toque Productions.
Brian Webb Dance Company is very excited to welcome 2017 with two performances of Van Grimde Corps Secrets' Symphonie 5.1. This is the second time we've presented this very engaging company. The first was two summers ago for The Body In Question[s]2. This exhibition was an amazing amalgamation of the performing body, visual arts and new technologies. I am excited to say that their new work, Symphonie 5.1, takes the intersection of live performance and contemporary technologies to an even higher level!
SYMPHONIE 5.1 immerses the audience in an environment created by new technologies in sound, image creation and projection. It is out of this world. When the Globe and Mail's Robert Everett-Green reviewed it, he was ecstatic about it. Check out the review here!
Four dancers participate in the performance. Two are long time Van Grimde Corps Secrets' interpreters and two are youth from L'ecole Superieure de Montreal. The bringing together of diverse dance generations is very strong and beautiful.
Isabelle Van Grimde is a true risk taker. Her dances are rigorous and demanding. They are also powerful statements on the human condition. Having had the pleasure in performing in The Body In Question[s]2, I can easily say that the experience for dancers and audience members alike is really powerful. She takes you on an unforgettable journey.
I can't think of a better way to start the new year than by celebrating the adventure of the new.
Let's go for it together.
I guarantee, IT WILL BE A WILD RIDE.