With Lo Bil | Fan Wu/Thom Gill | Robert Kingsbury
April 6, 2017 | 8PM
Dancemakers Centre for Creation | 9 Trinity Street | Theatre Studio 313 | Toronto's Distillery Historic District.
PWYC | At the door
Notes from Amelia:
"Fan Wu and Thom Gill will be making a new work together titled "Lock up Your Sons". Initially I invited Fan, an artist who works in poetry and literature as much as he strikes me as working in presence and social interaction, to bring his practice to the context of a stage. He approached me about working with local musician (and once Dancemakers Collaborator) Thom Gill and I was thrilled at the proposal. I can assume whatever hybridization of music, words, state, and queeriosity that emerges on April 6th will have the gentle hum that each of these individuals fill a room with.
"Lo Bil is an artist who I have been in studios with since the beginning of my career. She is steadfast and fearless, working at her practice with a quiet diligence that has always inspired me. Her work to me sits on a border between "performance art" and "dance", somewhere in the places where those quotation marks cease to make any sense. In a previous edition of Flowchart I saw her play a face in a hole in a wall in an ambitious work by Randy Gagne and I have since never shaken the image of her ghost-white face peeking out through a rotating wall. She's been prolific of late and it feels timely to welcome her conscientious practice to Dancemakers.
"Finally we will welcome Robert Kingsbury to the space to present a new work "CONVERSATION CONVERSATION". Robert makes dance, writes music, practices biodynamic craniosacral therapy, is a writer in our Dance Writers in Residence Program, and generally seems to approach new practices every few years. I'm happy he consistently works under the umbrella term of contemporary dance and find his multifaceted practice to be fitting to the invitation of Flowchart."
Flowchart is a series of short multidisciplinary performance works. It shows work by artists engaging with the choreographic from the perspective of multiple fields; work which pays attention to organizing movement in space + having it be affected by/also itself affect time. By contextualizing non-dance works within the choreographic, an engagement with these ideas becomes newly visible. Flowchart is interested in works that centralize the body and offers a curiosity about what happens to non-dance works when they are presented in the scope of a field that inevitably does so.