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A sensory feast of movement by Propeller Dance in FUSE

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The Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC ) is pleased to present Propeller Dance in FUSE – Love, interdependence & iPads.

“This trio of contemporary new works are a journey of love, togetherness and connection that reflect the reality and diversity of our bodies and minds” says Renata Soutter, Co-Artistic Director of Propeller Dance.

“Collaborating isn’t easy! It takes more time, more trust and a big leap of faith,” says Co-Artistic Director Shara Weaver. For I Need You?, the company dancers shared their essence through movement with Ottawa composer and musician, Jesse Stewart, who created a soundscape using his unique instruments and an on-stage interaction with iPads.

February 12 & 13, 2015:

  • As We Go – Co-choreographed and performed by: Nathalie Joanisse and Renata Soutter. Music: movement selected from J.S. Bach’s Sixth Suite in D Major. Cello: Brandon Wilkie.
  • I Need You? – Company creative collaboration, with guest musician Jesse Stewart. Performers: Bella Bowes, Sylvain Bouchard, Robert Chartier, Amelia Griffin, Moni Hoffman, Jessie Huggett, Renata Soutter, Shara Weaver, Elizabeth Winkelaar. Music concept, performance: Jesse Stewart.
  • The Long Road – Choreographed by Shara Weaver. Performers: Sylvain Bouchard, Robert Chartier, Jessie Huggett, Shara Weaver, Elizabeth Winkelaar. Music: DRUMHAND.

 

About Propeller Dance

Propeller Dance is a company of dancers with and without disabilities and is committed to creating, teaching, performing and presenting integrated dance. Disability is a difference in human experience rather than a limitation, something to overcome or a lack of ability. Led by Co-Artistic Directors Renata Soutter and Shara Weaver, their programs are inclusive, fostering an integrated approach to dance and art-making, education and community development. As of January 2015, Propeller Dance became GCTC’s new Associate Company. The company will create and rehearse new works in GCTC’s Studio Theatre. This February they are presenting FUSE and in May 2015 they will present a mainstage dance production.

Propeller Dance is a company of dancers with and without disabilities and is committed to creating, teaching, performing and presenting integrated dance. Disability is a difference in human experience rather than a limitation, something to overcome or a lack of ability. Led by Co-Artistic Directors Renata Soutter and Shara Weaver, their programs are inclusive, fostering an integrated approach to dance and art-making, education and community development. As of January 2015, Propeller Dance became GCTC’s new Associate Company. The company will create and rehearse new works in GCTC’s Studio Theatre. This February they are presenting FUSE and in May 2015 they will present a mainstage dance production.

Propeller Dance is a company of dancers with and without disabilities and is committed to creating, teaching, performing and presenting integrated dance. Disability is a difference in human experience rather than a limitation, something to overcome or a lack of ability. Led by Co-Artistic Directors Renata Soutter and Shara Weaver, their programs are inclusive, fostering an integrated approach to dance and art-making, education and community development. As of January 2015, Propeller Dance became GCTC’s new Associate Company. The company will create and rehearse new works in GCTC’s Studio Theatre. This February they are presenting FUSE and in May 2015 they will present a mainstage dance production.

TICKETS

Two shows only on February 12 & 13 in the Studio Theatre at GCTC. Performances begin at 7:30pm. Tickets are on sale now at the GCTC Box Office – 613-236-5196, 1233 Wellington St. West (at Holland) and online at www.gctc.ca . Tickets are $25 and $15 for students, seniors and low income patrons. Audiences are invited to stay after each performance for a talk-back with the artists.

PERFORMERS

Bella Bowes, Sylvain Bouchard, Robert Chartier, Amelia Griffin, Moni Hoffman, Jessie Huggett, Renata Soutter, Shara Weaver, Elizabeth Winkelaar and guest dancer Nathalie Joanisse.

Musicians

Jesse Stewart, Brandon Wilkie (cello)

CREATIVE TEAM

Co-Artistic Directors: Renata Soutter and Shara Weaver
Created in collaboration with the Propeller Dance Company, Jesse Stewart, and Nathalie Joanisse
Musicians: Brandon Wilkie, Jesse Stewart, and DRUMHAND
Production Manager: Ryan Purchase
Stage Manager: Anna Wood

GCTC

About the Great Canadian Theatre Compay: GCTC is celebrating its 40th season in 2014–2015. Its mission is to foster, produce and promote excellent theatre that provokes examination of Canadian life and our place in the world.

GCTC is committed to the production of new Canadian work and artist development. We continue to commission and workshop new plays by emerging and established playwrights. We mentor emerging companies and artists through our master classes, and internships.

GCTC MEDIA CONTACT

Sheilagh D’Arcy McGee media@gctc.ca – email is the best or 819-918-7443

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