Thursday, June 12th, 10:00 p.m.
Vision Impure (Vancouver) / Nova Dance (Toronto) | DVOTE: Lust, Madness and Mayhem
Photo by David Cooper
It may seem at first glance that Nova Bhattacharya and Noam Gagnon come from vastly different worlds, culturally and geographically. Nova is a Bengali-Canadian dancer and choreographer in Toronto, known for her transformation of classical bharatanatyam into stunning contemporary dance. Noam is a French-Canadian choreographer and dancer in Vancouver, known for his physically punishing and emotionally baring creations. However, beyond differences in technique and heritage, their recent independent works reveal a shared impulse to mine the depths of their personal experience to create engaging and transcendent performances. DVOTE is a journey these award-winning choreographers have taken together, both travelling on uncharted ground, coming together in a unique hybrid world.
Performers: Noam Gagnon, Nova Bhattacharya
When: Thursday, June 12th, 10:00 p.m.
Where: Arts Court Theatre, 2nd Floor, 2 Daly Ave
Tickets: $25 adults, $20 students, seniors and CADA members
About Vision Impure:
Employing themes of vision and perception, Noam Gagnon and Vision Impure creates performances that explore the intricacies of human relationships and the dynamic tension that move us. Their work reflects the intimate concerns, ideas and attitudes that shape our relationships to ourselves and each other. For more information, click here.
About Nova Dance:
Nova Dance is led by dancer and choreographer Nova Bhattacharya, who brings her classical South Indian Bharatanatyam training into the world of contemporary dance with elegance and authority. Established in 2008, the company’s varied and acclaimed repertoire has been presented by Canada’s National Arts Centre, Toronto’s Danceworks and Kalanidhi Fine Arts, Vancouver’s Dancing on the Edge, Tokyo’s An Creative and at fabrik Potsdam / 17th Potsdamer Tanztage- International Festival of Contemporary Dance. For more information, click here.
DVOTE is a co-production of Vision Impure and Nova Dance; the Canada Dance Festival; the National Arts Centre; the Centre for the Arts, Brock University (St. Catherines) and New Works (Vancouver).