‘First Abundance Society’ focuses on the fact that preparing for the future doesn’t guarantee a better quality of life. Some experts say that societies of hunters-gatherers were the first truly abundant societies, with short working hours, rare epidemics and a rich, balanced diet.
But not everything stays rosy, and as the boundaries between true and imagined paradise begin to blur, the realities of life and the accompanying work, fears and hopes begin to muddle utopia.
Choreographers and Performers: Hoyeon Kim, Jungha Lim
Sound and Media: Jung Eun Lim
Costume: Young Tak Choi
Supported by the Arts Council Korea and Suddenly Dance Theatre.
A Manifesto for the post-cynical, YES is an irreverent romp through the turbulent history of modern dance. Known for her fearless approach to controversial issues, Performer/Creator Linnea Swan rigorously integrates dance, theatre and bouffon to address Yvonne Rainer’s 1965 No Manifesto and it’s legacy on the current state of contemporary performance. Say yes to YES!
Performer and Creator: Linnea Swan
Outside Eye: Helen Husak
Lighting: Original Lighting Designed by Steve Isom
Sound and Video Design: Linnea Swan
Funding credits: Canada Council for the Arts, Alberta Foundation for the Arts.
Captivated by the indwelling of a near death experience, paralleled with the ponderous weight of heroism, this solo searches for solace in the unforeseen strength found in surrender.
Choreographer: Meredith Kalaman
Performer: Matthew Wyllie
Lighting Designer: Kyla Gardiner
Sound: Stefan Smulovitz & Schubert