Friday, September 30, 2022 @ 7 pm
Main and Art Incubator Galleries
Presented for the 2022 Alberta Culture Days
Presenting Sponsor: Government of Alberta – Ministry of Culture
Although admission is free, space is limited, so we ask you to register for the performance through Eventbrite.
In the spirit of collaboration and support, Harcourt House Artist Run Centre has partnered with the Edmonton’s vibrant contemporary experimental music and dance community to launch and present this collaborative special performance project specifically for the 2022 Alberta Culture Days.
Two nationally and internationally renowned Edmonton-based choreographers/dance artists Kate Stashko and Marynia Fekecz-Mangan are engaged in the development and presentation of this project along with Tatiana Warszynski – a violinist from the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra – and Shawn Pinchbeck – an Edmonton-based, award-winning electroacoustic music composer and sound designer – who will improvise music based on the choreography. This project has been envisaged as a collaborative initiative between the four artists and Harcourt House Artist Run Centre. An accompanying video to be used in the performance was made in Poland by Marynia Fekecz-Mangan and Izabela Chamczyk. The performance project combines recorded video with live dance and live music. The artists intend to bring seamless integration and momentary synchronization between video, live dancers, and music. The structure of choreography will be set, but the movement during the performance will be based on improvisation. The concept of the entire performance is to use a couch as an object which connects live and recorded material, to move through the space.
“Transportation” aims to use scenographic as well as acoustic and choreographic languages to show the intrinsic interconnectedness between humans, even when they are not in the same space. The dancers are presenting ideas of unity and identity, moving with different improvisational tasks which are all choreographically set up. The proposed audience involvement in the presentation uses the attributes of Harcourt House to advantageous effect: the audience will be able to move freely throughout both art galleries, viewing either of the dancers. This performing art project has been envisaged for general public of every age and considered as family friendly art performance project.
The presentation of the “Transportation” – Contemporary Dance + Music Performance Project will be on Friday, September 30, 2022 from 7 pm to 9 pm. A modest reception and meet and greet with the artists will follow the performance. Admission is free.
Top Image: Courtesy of Marynia Fekecz-Mangant