DANZA DESCALZA: AKO
FREE PUBLIC EVENT
Sunday, August 25, 2019
Performances at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Performance Works, Granville Island
The event takes place on the outdoor stage at Ron Basford Park. In case of rain the performance moves inside Performance Works.
AKO invites you to enter its mesmerizing, warm and colourful universe of dance – a dance show designed for public spaces, in which three characters speak through their movements, resilience and femininity. AKO is known for its unique aesthetic approach that combines the expressiveness and rhythms of traditional Afro-Colombian dance through contemporary writing, while connecting with audiences via an “outside-the-walls” approach.
AKO is a production that is both approachable and unique, and part of a growing movement to make dance more democratic and accessible.
Performers and Choreographers: Laurence Sabourin, Yesenia Fuentes and Andrea Niño
Sound Editing and Creation: Parker Mah
Outside Eye: Ariane Boulet
Mentors: Priscilla Guy and Karla Étienne
Costumes: Chantal Lafreniere et Manon Guiraud
Puppett Advisor: Céline Chevrier
AKO is part of the Programme Jouer Dehors (2018-2019), La Danse Sur Les Routes du Québec and has been created with the support of the CALQ and the CAC. The production has also obtained several creative residencies at NyataNyata, MAI and LezArts Loco. The play is produced and sponsored by Mandoline Hybride.
New Works gratefully and respectfully acknowledges that this event takes place on the ancestral, and unceded Indigenous territories of the ʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations.