Katie DeVries

Firehall Arts Centre Courtyard

July 12, 2014 8:15pm Firehall Arts Centre Courtyard By Donation

A ghostly banquet table, graffiti’d tuxedos, shattered lettuce and a howling unearthly wind set the scene. Talented emerging choreographer Kate DeVries draws inspiration from Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Neruda and D.H. Lawrence in this dream-like visceral show work compelling you to experience torment, loss, despair and rebellion, and ultimately bringing you through perseverance to redemption. Featuring Olivia Schaffer, Kimberly Stevenson, Michael Kong, Jessie Kwan, Alexa Mardon, Katie DeVries, Daisy Thompson, Antonio Somera, Jen Yau and Sheppard DeVries.

Narration by Natalie Schneck.

Duration: 22 minutues.

Katie DeVries graduated summa cum laude with an honours degree from SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts. Her training includes studies around the world under some of contemporary dance’s leading teachers and innovators, including Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker’s training facility PARTS in Brussels, the Impultanz festival in Vienna, Hofesh Shecter Company in London, Doug Varone in New York, and most recently Batsheva Company in Tel Aviv, where she studied Gaga technique under the direction of Ohad Naharin. This past year, Katie produced, directed and performed in a full-length production of her own work, combined with that of two other local dance artists.

Photo: Yvonne Chew