Concern with legacy inspires several remounts

By Samantha Mehra

Vancouver’s Andrea Gunnlaugson recently coordinated The Legacy Repertory Project to revive works not seen for at least ten years and perpetuate the legacy of local dance artists. It invites original choreographers to remount works and discuss the creation of the piece with a younger generation of dancers. Remounts of pieces by Harvey Meller, Olivia Thorvaldson and Cornelius Fischer-Credo will be performed February 4th through 6th at the Norman Rothstein Theatre by Josh Beamish’s MOVE: The Company. Toronto-based artist Heidi Strauss’s company, adelheid, is working with Sudbury’s earthdancers to present where we are/où nous sommes. The mixed program will be shown December 10th through 12th at Sudbury’s Le Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario, and showcases work and performances by Sudbury-born artists including Strauss, Denise Vitalis, elleQ dance factory, Brian Solomon and Company Blonde dance projects. Researcher and dance artist Julye Huggins’s online publication about Sudbury’s dance heritage will be launched in conjunction (www.issuu.com/julye/docs). The Niagara Dance Company in St. Catharines, under co-artistic director Mary Jo Mullins, presented Past Hereafter at the Sullivan Mahoney Courthouse Theatre November 6th through 8th remounting works by Patricia Beatty and David Earle. Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie presented remounts of works by James Kudelka at the Fleck Dance Theatre November 4th through 7th, and will tour Kudelka’s choreography in Ontario and Québec in the new year.

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