The Three Cornered Hat  |  Jennifer Mascall

Chapel Arts

Thurs, July 3, 2014 7:00pm Chapel Arts Buy Tickets
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A quintet of dancers at the top of their game – Lara Barclay, Amber Funk Barton, Billy Marchenski, Darcy McMurray and Chris Wright – premiere The Three Cornered Hat, an essay on movement and space. At the centre of the work is a pile of empty red hardcover artist notebooks: traps for poetry, whose empty pages lead into worlds which offer us possibility and mystery. Jennifer Mascall’s latest work examines the life of the space between two movements, two bodies, a book’s pages, performer and audience. These inhabit both the topography of the performance site, Chapel Arts, and the landscape of our imagination.

Formed through Mascall’s Public Research, the dance is steeped in the collaborative audacity of MascallDance Creatives – architect/designer Bill Pechet, composer Stefan Smulovitz (live on viola and laptop), videographer Candelario Andrade, writer/slam poet Barbara Adler and lighting by John Macfarlane.

Presented by MascallDance in association with Dancing on the Edge.

Duration: 1 hour & 15 mins.

Photo: Chris Randle

Jennifer Mascall – As Artistic Director of MascallDance since 1982, Jennifer Mascall expands our preconceived notions of the discipline of dance. Works such as The Shostakovitch, The Light At The End Of The Tunnel May Be Another Train Coming Toward You, I’ll Leave the Back Door Open, The White Spider and Housewerk – all characteristically inventive, insightful, and witty – provoke (re) consideration of the relationship of movement to meaning. Other dances, The Brutal Telling / Traces of E. Carr, What,?, Cathedral, and Make A Dance, consider equally the relationship of words to movement to meaning.Recipient of the Jacqueline Lemieux Prize, Clifford E. Lee Award, Edinburgh Fringe Ann O’Connor Award for outstanding artistic achievement, and the Canada 125 Award for outstanding community service nationally, Jennifer is a catalyst – founding GRID (1975), a collective for site-specific work; publishing “FOOTNOTES” a collection of choreographic notations; co-founding, with seven independent artists, Vancouver’s EDAM collective (1982), forming MascallDance (1989), among others.