Fujiwara Dance Inventions


Performance | Spectacle
  • Photo by Jeremy Mimnagh

Toronto ON
March 19-22 mars 2014
8:00 | 20:00

Presented by | Diffusé par: Harbourfront Centre World Stage
Enwave Theatre
231 Queens Quay W

Dancer and choreographer Denise Fujiwara is one of the most inventive dance artists in Canada. During 35 years of practice, she’s refined an approach to performance that draws on research with teachers as diverse as butoh master Natsu Nakajima, Canadian Judy Jarvis and SITI Company’s Anne Bogart.  From solos to her more recent ensemble works, Fujiwara’s dance is marked with humour and pathos, virtuosic detail and riveting attentiveness. World Stage is proud to present the world premiere of Fujiwara’s new work, EUNOIA, an adaptation of Griffin Poetry Prize-winner Christian Bök’s celebrated poem of the same name. In Bök’s Eunoia, each chapter is constrained to the use of a single vowel and despite this, he is able to create oddly fascinating worlds. With exacting precision, Fujiwara adapts these formal rules into her own dance and allows them to transform her choreography. The result is a witty and absorbing monument to human expression.

*Featured in the March/April 2014 Issue

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