Tedd Robinson & Vicki St. Denys to Headline MOonhORsE's OLDER & RECKLESS #31, 2/28-3/2
Yvonne Ng and Robert Glumbek - a gifted pair who physically represent the 'tall' and the 'tiny' - perform Tedd Robinson's Stone Velvet. This masterful duet is tiger princess dance projects' (Ng's company) signature - and most acclaimed - work, touring internationally for over a decade. Robinson set this vigorous and comedic work to a Bach score, on an almost straight one-movement-per-note form making Stone Velvet an athletic feat worthy of the Olympics!
Vicki St. Denys' Is that it? evolved out of her long-time friendship with Stelio Calagias and Timothy Spain. Originally a jazz duet for two men, St. Denys also takes the stage in this new work. As a special added attraction, international choreographer and dance educator Molly Molloy (London, UK) is creating a short duet for Spain and Calagias to open the piece. Despite their varied backgrounds and approaches, the collaborators agreed on a central definition of the form: jazz is a feeling or a physical expression linked to the pulse and soul of the music. Thus, Calagias' own Big Silver Blues Band will accompany the dance with an original live blues music score. This is the first jazz choreography presented in Older & Reckless' history, and it is sure to bring the house down!
Also, Michael Marye and Suzette Sherman perform All That's Missing, a duet that seeks to explore the aspects of relationship that often go unspoken. And Vivine Scarlett (dance Immersion Founder/Program Director) joins poet Michelle Muir in Sunday Love, a work that skilfully blends the written word and the language of a contemporary urban environment with African-Canadian rhythmic and poly-rhythmic styles.
And the public doesn't need to just stand on the sidelines - they can sign up for a Dance for the Rest of Us workshop - belly dance with master teacher, Roula Said at 5:30pm on Saturday, March 1 ($10). And they are invited to join in a gentle and rejuvenating audience warm-up prior to each performance; and to stay for an after-party and a chance to talk one-on-one with the artists.