TIMBER / TIMBRE

The ingenuity, invention and beauty of the Baroque era reflected the theatricality and spatialization of power.

 

TIMBER / TIMBRE

[2008]

The ingenuity, invention and beauty of the Baroque era reflected the theatricality and spatialization of power. As the body carves itself into an edifice of fleeting perfection so too do great empires crumble. Only this time, it’s chamber ballet disrupted.

CHOREOGRAPHER: Joe Laughlin
COSTUME DESIGN: Alice Mansell
LIGHTING DESIGN: James Proudfoot
MUSIC: Bach, Handel, Ligeti, Paganinni, Pergolesi
SOUND ENGINEER: Bastiaan Vernier

DANCERS: Tara Dyberg, Simone Kingman, Chengxin Wei

PRESS

“Taut sexuality and aching sadness, with well placed aggression…complex duets and trios convey tortuous negotiations in the struggle for supremacy: these masters of intrigue [the dancers] didn’t withdraw without a fight…a stunning piece of work.” – Louise Phillips, The Vancouver Courier

The Refreshing Baroque: Review by Kaija Pepper, The Dance Current

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