SWING THEORY

Four dancers negotiate the unyielding metal framework, accompanied by photographic images, an original score and a live jazz band.

 

[1998]

Another work involving scaffolding, Swing Theory premiered in the great hall of the National Gallery of Canada. Four dancers negotiate the unyielding metal framework, accompanied by photographic images, an original score and a live jazz band.

Co-production with the National Arts Centre, the Banff Centre, and the Canada Dance Festival

CHOREOGRAPHER: Joe Laughlin
MUSIC: John Korsrud
SET DESIGN: Bill Pechet and Stephanie Robb
COSTUME DESIGN: Kate Burrows

DANCERS: Sandra Botnen, Allison Hiscott, Tonja Livingstone, Lynn Sheppard

PRESS

“A set of metal scaffolding 30 feet high becomes the playground for dancers and musicians in this highly athletic adventure that redefines the body in space. It was a beautiful, powerful and sometimes nerve-wracking performance.”

– Chris Dafoe, The Globe and Mail

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PHOTO CREDITS: DONALD LEE

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