ProArteDanza's Season 2013 Set for Fleck Dance Theatre, 10/2-5
The award winning ProArteDanza returns to Fleck Dance Theatre with its Season 2013, featuring the world premiere of Beethoven's 9th - 3rd Movement, choreographed by ProArteDanza Artistic Director Roberto Campanella and Artistic Associate Robert Glumbek; the critically acclaimed Fractals: a pattern of chaos, choreographed by National Ballet of Canada principal dancer Guillaume Côté; and the North American premiere of Shifting Silence, choreographed by Robert Glumbek. This outstanding evening of dance runs four nights only - October 2-5 - at Harbourfront Centre's Fleck Dance Theatre as part NextSteps.
Artistic Director Roberto Campanella, a former soloist with the National Ballet of Canada, brings together the worlds of both classical ballet and contemporary dance, blending beauty and all-out athleticism with an ensemble of some of Toronto's most accomplished, high-octane, sought-after dancers: Valerie Calam, Justin De Luna, Tyler Gledhill, Mami Hata, Benjamin Landsberg, Ryan Lee, Delphine Leroux, Erin Poole and Anisa Tejpar.
Beethoven's 9th - 3rd Movement (World Premiere)
Choreography: Roberto Campanella and Robert Glumbek
Music: Symphony No. 9, Op. 125: 3rd Movement by Ludwig van Beethoven
Lighting Design: Oz Weaver
Dancers: Justin DeLuna, Tyler Gledhill, Mami Hata, Benjamin Landsberg, Ryan Lee, Delphine Leroux, Erin Poole, Anisa Tejpar.
As a highlight of the 2013 Season, Campanella and Glumbeck's Beethoven's 9th - 3rd Movement builds on the great success of their previous choreography to the 1st movement of Beethoven's famous 9th Symphony. Working with this musical masterpiece is a daunting task; but the choreographers believe the physicality of ProArteDanza's choreography pairs perfectly with Beethoven's masterpiece. The goal is to create movement that makes the music visible. Beethoven's 9th - 3rd Movement is the second installment in Campanella and Glumbek's long-term project to produce a full-length feature work in homage to Beethoven's 9th Symphony. "We have quite consciously skipped the 2nd movement" for the time being, notes Campanella. "The first movement featured fast, dynamic dance. The third movement is slower and, as we see it, more lyrical. We are creating quite a different choreographic experience, while living within the same aesthetic 'home-base'."
Fractals: a pattern of chaos (2011)
Choreography: Guillaume Côté
Music: Rossz Csillag Alatt Született by Venetian Snares
Lighting Design: Bonnie Beecher
Dancers: Valerie Calam, Justin DeLuna, Tyler Gledhill, Mami Hata, Benjamin Landsberg, Ryan Lee, Delphine Leroux, Erin Poole.
ProArteDanze premiered this Dora Award-nominated ensemble work in 2011 by National Ballet of Canada principal dancer and choreographer Guillaume Côté. It is inspired by the occurrence of fractals - most easily understood as similar shapes on different scales - and how unpredictable elements from everyday life, such as a drop of rain or a gust of warm air, can influence the formation of fractals.
Shifting Silence (2012) North American premiere
Choreography: Robert Glumbek
Music: Johann Sebastian Bach, Senking
Original Lighting Design: Damian Chmielarz
Adapted Lighting Design: Oz Weaver
Dancers: Ben Landsberg, Anisa Tejapar, Delphine Leroux, Erin Poole, Mami Hata, Tyler Gledhill, Ryan Lee
Photo by Geneviève Caron