WINA FORGET + ARIA EVANS
WINA FORGET | NOUS SOMMES éternels
A swarm of disparate entities converges. An unremitting present keeps fuelling the rebellion. Despite cycles of exaltation and exhaustion, genuine warmth grows between these five exposed beings. Rage, vulnerability, and solidarity take turns inhabiting the rioting bodies desperately holding on to one another. A storm reverberates through their flesh. The atmosphere becomes carnivalesque, the dancers’ passions flare. NOUS SOMMES éternels turns politics into poetry, exposing the beauty of bonds born from revolt.
ARIA EVANS | Karen & Sebastián
Karen is a 60-year-old Ashkenazi Canadian mother with a background in contact and improvisation who runs a dance company. Sebastián is a 37-year-old Chilean immigrant trained in ballet who is doing a PhD. The two are thrown into an unscripted duet with one guiding principle: coming together across their differences. This work gives us a voyeuristic glimpse into the physical but tender relationship that the performers form through imaginative play. It turns creepy, funny, intimate, horrifying, whimsical, and absurd. Their tackling of gender, the aging body, sex, and death is fuelled by compassion.