Live Art presents: Out Innerspace
Spatz Theatre, 1855 Trollope St, Halifax, NS
Friday, November 26 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Live Art presents the first show in their 2021-22 Season.
Everything is in limbo. Everyone is tempted and attempting. The in-between is painful, awkward, hilarious but necessary; a tribute to the willingness, the effort and all the stuff that happens before resolution. Dancers Oscillate on the brink of becoming, in flux with what has come before…until a new spirit unleashes new spirit with the ability to rebuild.
Bygones contends with a past that clings to the present; a psychic connective tissue that runs through space, people, objects and time. It explores the pact between creation and destruction and the nexus of form and formlessness. Moving thresholds and unruly scavengers taunt our susceptibility to ruin, detachment and inaction. Dancers are in flux. A physical lawlessness teases materiality, overthrows logic and unleashes new attempts. Change is the problem and the solution; earning transformation and the ability to reconnect.
The movement is rigorous, hyper detailed and virtuosic; a physical lawlessness that teases materiality, overthrows logic and acts as an ode to unseen forces and internal desire. Ghostly architecture, puppeteering and illusions create a world of pseudo things and supernatural selves existing in the margins of form and formlessness. In the end, Bygones celebrates how we are shaped by what we overcome, and how something challenging can lead to something beautiful.
About the company:
Out Innerspace is a Vancouver based Contemporary Dance organization founded in 2007 by directors David Raymond and Tiffany Tregarthen. OIS has dedicated over 10 years to creating extraordinary and integral dance experiences through uncompromising rigour and unreserved ingenuity. Full-length works Me So You So Me (2012), Vessel (2010, 2013) and Major Motion Picture (2015) have enjoyed 5 National Tours and performances for 23 schools through ArtStarts. Major Motion Picture is the 2014 recipient of the CanDance Creation Fund commission. OIS was a featured company at the 2017 MilanOltre Festival in Italy and celebrated as “One of the most beautiful and interesting works of the entire festival.” (labottegadelbarbieri.org). Their latest creation, Bygones is co-produced by L’Agora de la Danse, La Rotonde and Dance Victoria and was awarded the 2019 Crystal Dance Prize and Dance Centre Artistic Residency. An initiative of Out Innerspace, Modus Operandi offers pivotal post-secondary contemporary dance education to young aspiring professionals and is grounds for some of Canada’s most exciting new dance artists. www.outinnerspace.ca
“The dancing is athletic, satisfying and accomplished. Tregarthen and Raymond’s vision is jaw-droppingly original… you will see things in Major Motion Picture you have never experienced before… abstract, visceral and challenging. This is bold and exciting contemporary dance.” – Times Colonist
35.00 Adults; $32.50 Seniors; $20 Students / Arts Worker (General Seating)
For tickets go to https://liveartdance.ca/out-innerspace/