© Leif Norman
As the dance progresses and as fatigue sets in, on the very threshold of exhaustion, the dancers empty themselves, empty themselves of their air, gradually remove layers and free themselves completely. BEYOND challenges this collective force of action on which the survival of individuals depends. In a visceral spasm, the performers switch between vulnerability and relentlessness. A heady rhythm emerges, mixed with impulses of the heart, revealing the depth of moments of abandonment.
Rachel Browne Theatre / Winnipeg, Canada / 2018
Artist in Residence at Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers / Rachel Browne Theatre / Winnipeg, Canada / 2018
Choreographer: Jason Martin
Performers at creation: Jasmine Allard, Rachelle Bourget, Allison Brooks, Charles Cardin-Bourbeau, Charlie Prince, Brianna Ray Ferguson, Alexandra Winters
Rehearsal director: Lise McMillan
Musical conception: Robert Ethier
Lighting designer: Dean Cowieson
Costume design: Alex Espinosa, from the original concept of Sarah Dubé
Photographer: Leif norman
A co-production of Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers in partnership with the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council and the Winnipeg Arts Council.