Jessica Runge, Susie Burpee, Deborah Dunn, Susanna Hood, Heidi Strauss

Possible Dances

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
May 28-7 juin 2015
Thurs-Sat @ 8:00 | jeudi-samedi @ 20:00
Matinée: Sundays @ 2:00 | 14:00

IGAC Studio
180 Shaw Street
$20-$25 | 20$ à 25$

Presented by Toronto dance veteran Jessica Runge, Possible Dances is a collection of pieces that explore themes of loss and hope and consider the limits of sharing such personal and universal themes. Originally titled The Possibility Dance, Runge first performed the work as a solo at hub14 in Toronto in the spring of 2010 when she was seven months pregnant. Of the original work former editor of The Dance Current and Now Magazine culture critic Kathleen Smith wrote “Runge is strong and stable and made no apparent concessions to her temporary physical state other than framing her belly with her hands from time to time.” Now, no longer pregnant and with a fresh perspective on the work, Runge revisits her solo with a group of Canadian dance artists. Reimagined and restaged by four choreographers – Susie Burpee (Toronto), Deborah Dunn (Montréal), Susanna Hood (Montréal) and Heidi Strauss (Toronto) – Possible Dances explores themes of absence and presence. While each of the dances offers a different take on the original solo, Strauss remixed the work as a duet, bringing in acclaimed Toronto performer Brendan Wyatt to dance alongside Runge as a way to challenge the original exploration of absence in space. Runge has enjoyed a successful performance and choreography career dancing with Toronto Dance Theatre from 1998 to 2006. She was the 2005 co-winner of the KM Hunter Artists Award for Dance and was formerly the co-artistic director of Series 8:08. This new collection of work is performed at the Intergalactic Arts Collective Studio in Toronto.

For more information, visit jessicarunge.com

Performance highlight in the May/June 2015 issue

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