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Project Description

Contemporaneity 2.0

Contemporaneity 2.0

Contemporaneity 2.0

Contemporaneity 2.0
February 14–18, 2018

Single Tickets: $25 | PURCHASE TICKETS
3-Show Progress Pass: $60 | PURCHASE PASS
Box Office: 416-538-0988

“…a new perspective on space, movement, and performance, and what can be created if we’re willing to take a few risks.”
Toronto Standard

Unsettling the widespread use of “contemporary” as describing European and white American theatrical dance, this series resists by asking: can we re-centre the contemporary as a shared inquiry, widening circles of inclusion, aesthetics and political frames through the body, divergent practices and perspectives, with care, rigour and curiosity.

In Wild Moon & Eventual Ashes’ Becoming (Tkaronto), a woman journeys to the dream world to connect to her ancestral guides, challenge her oppression and trauma, and affirm her magic. In MWON’D (uma), Rhodnie Désir (Montréal) turns to the word’s etymology—moun, for human; mwen for me; and anmey, for cry of distress—to find the intimate, troubled and spiritual space of being. And in Gandhari, Gitanjali Kolanad (India) uses the mythological figure from the Mahabharata and the martial art form of kalaripayat to examine the effects of loss on the body, tracing a path from grief, through anger and revenge, to transcendence.

Contemporaneity offers performances as well as free open process showings and conversations with the artists. Anandam is also pleased to offer the Audience-in-Residence salon, moderated by guest artists, inviting audiences to listen to each other’s questions, curiosities and experiences, and to write their own creative, collaborative, and critical responses. Come and be a part of this very special dance series, as we generate new ideas about dance, theatre, ritual, tradition, innovation and contemporary performance; as we hold together the multiplicity of meaning created in live performance.

“The premise of the show is to reclaim contemporary dance, to mean, CONTEMPORARY DANCE; as in current, present day, and not limited to the Eurocentric picture that you probably have in your mind.”
– Travis Knights, The Tap Love Tour podcast

COUNTRY
Tkaronto, Québec, India

CURATED AND PRODUCED BY
Anandam Dancetheatre

SCHEDULE
Wed / Feb. 14 / 8:30pm
Thur / Feb. 15 / 8:30pm
Fri / Feb. 16 / 7:00pm
Sat / Feb. 17 / 2:00pm
Sun / Feb. 18 / 2:30pm

ASL INTERPRETATION
Fri / Feb. 16 / 7:00pm
Sun / Feb. 18 / 2:30pm
For accessibility info click here.

DURATION
60–120 minutes

CREDITS
Gandhari
Created by Gitanjali Kolanad
(showing Feb. 14, 16 & 17 with ASL interpretation on Feb. 16)

Becoming
Created & Written by Asia Clarke & Jade Lee Hoy
Directed by Gein Wong
(sharing a double bill with MWON’D (uma) on Feb. 15, 17 & 18 with ASL interpretation on Feb. 18)

MWON’D (uma)
Created by Rhodnie Désir
(sharing a double bill with Becoming on Feb. 15, 17 & 18 with ASL interpretation on Feb. 18)

Followed by Q&As on Feb. 16 & 18

LANGUAGE
Performed in English

VENUE
The Franco Boni Theatre

TICKETS
$25

Photo: Choreography by Gitanjali Kolanad.  Photo by Walter Lai

TICKETS
3-SHOW PASS

Contemporaneity 2.0
February 14–18, 2018

Single Tickets: $25
PURCHASE TICKETS
3-Show Progress Pass: $60
PURCHASE PASS
Box Office: 416-538-0988

“…a new perspective on space, movement, and performance, and what can be created if we’re willing to take a few risks.”
Toronto Standard

Unsettling the widespread use of “contemporary” as describing European and white American theatrical dance, this series resists by asking: can we re-centre the contemporary as a shared inquiry, widening circles of inclusion, aesthetics and political frames through the body, divergent practices and perspectives, with care, rigour and curiosity.

In Wild Moon & Eventual Ashes’ Becoming (Tkaronto), a woman journeys to the dream world to connect to her ancestral guides, challenge her oppression and trauma, and affirm her magic. In MWON’D (uma), Rhodnie Désir (Montréal) turns to the word’s etymology—moun, for human; mwen for me; and anmey, for cry of distress—to find the intimate, troubled and spiritual space of being. And in Gandhari, Gitanjali Kolanad (India) uses the mythological figure from the Mahabharata and the martial art form of kalaripayat to examine the effects of loss on the body, tracing a path from grief, through anger and revenge, to transcendence.

Contemporaneity offers performances as well as free open process showings and conversations with the artists. Anandam is also pleased to offer the Audience-in-Residence salon, moderated by guest artists, inviting audiences to listen to each other’s questions, curiosities and experiences, and to write their own creative, collaborative, and critical responses. Come and be a part of this very special dance series, as we generate new ideas about dance, theatre, ritual, tradition, innovation and contemporary performance; as we hold together the multiplicity of meaning created in live performance.

“The premise of the show is to reclaim contemporary dance, to mean, CONTEMPORARY DANCE; as in current, present day, and not limited to the Eurocentric picture that you probably have in your mind.”
– Travis Knights, The Tap Love Tour podcast

COUNTRY
Tkaronto, Québec, India

CURATED AND PRODUCED BY
Anandam Dancetheatre

SCHEDULE
Wed / Feb. 14 / 8:30pm
Thur / Feb. 15 / 8:30pm
Fri / Feb. 16 / 7:00pm
Sat / Feb. 17 / 2:00pm
Sun / Feb. 18 / 2:30pm

ASL INTERPRETATION
Fri / Feb. 16 / 7:00pm
Sun / Feb. 18 / 2:30pm
For accessibility info click here.

DURATION
60–120 minutes

CREDITS
Gandhari
Created by Gitanjali Kolanad
(showing Feb. 14, 16 & 17 with ASL interpretation on Feb. 16)

Becoming
Created & Written by Asia Clarke & Jade Lee Hoy
Directed by Gein Wong
(sharing a double bill with MWON’D (uma) on Feb. 15, 17 & 18 with ASL interpretation on Feb. 18)

MWON’D (uma)
Created by Rhodnie Désir
(sharing a double bill with Becoming on Feb. 15, 17 & 18 with ASL interpretation on Feb. 18)

Followed by Q&As on Feb. 16 & 18

LANGUAGE
Performed in English

VENUE
The Franco Boni Theatre

TICKETS
$25

Photo: Choreography by Gitanjali Kolanad.  Photo by Walter Lai

TICKETS
3-SHOW PASS