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Toronto: DanceWorks presents world premiere of “In Absentia” November 21-22
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
A modern day fantasy, IN ABSENTIA celebrates the unexpected beauty that blossoms in the aftermath of calamity. Two humans, lost, traverse an ever-shifting landscape. Fragile and torrential, vivid and fantastical, the journey spins a prophetic dream world which helps them divine the consequences and potentials of living in a harrowing time.
“With complex design and over 1000 pounds of raw cardboard material on-stage, IN ABSENTIA is riddled with risk. Humorous and magical, threatening and horrifying, movement reshapes the weight of the world around us and our own human part in it. Whether navigating through a house of mirrors, escaping the poisonous needles of a porcupine or surrendering to the premonitions of two tiny fortune- telling skeletons, IN ABSENTIA is a visual journey through movement and design.” Sharon B. Moore
This ambitious dance piece also features a larger-than-life set design created by award-winning designer Steve Lucas. Turning and twisting like an incoming storm, it is entirely made of cardboard. The production also features original music composition by Allen Cole, projection design by Laura Warren, elaborate costume design by Sonja Rainey, and two petite skeletons that provide hope in a world of treacherous fantasy.
November 21, or 22 AT 8PM
Harbourfront Centre Theatre
231 Queens Quay W, Toronto, Ontario
PRODUCED BY JDDANCE
CHOREOGRAPHY, CONCEPT, AND DIRECTION BY SHARON B. MOORE
PERFORMERS JORDANA DEVEAU, JESSE DELL, NOAH BLATT, YIMING CAI, HILARY KNEE, JAKE RAMOS AND KATHIA WITTENBORN
For tickets, visit www.danceworks.ca