Saturday, August 26, 2017
Lions Park/Nature Path
Shows at 2:00pm & 4:00pm
Join New Works as we celebrate our first Port Coquitlam edition of Pop Up Dances!
Expect the unexpected as intriguing and exhilarating dances pop up in unusual spaces throughout Lions Park and along Nature Path. Pop Up Dances are tours of site-specific performances that celebrate dance in all its forms.
JULIE LEBEL – Tricoter
Julie Lebel is a Vancouver-based choreographer invested in community engaged dance and in interactions between public space and community. Her approach to art making is collaborative and multidisciplinary, involving musicians, visual artists, film makers and writers. Julie’s current projects include Tricoter, Yarn-Around, and Paper Playground.
Tricoter re-creates the spirit of a knitting circle. The dance winds and unwinds through and around the public who are arranged in the round. Yarn is integrated into the choreography and weaves an architecture that links public and place to the dancer. While dancing, the yarn gets tangled in a large knot of bright colours and the memories that knitting occupy in our own family history re-emerge. We experience Tricoter through play, curiosity, and exploration of belonging to a community.
ISABELLE KIROUAC – Habitats
Isabelle Kirouac is a choreographer, dancer, acrobatic stilt-walker and movement educator from Quebec, currently living in Vancouver. She creates interdisciplinary artistic work that incorporates contemporary dance, devised theatre and circus with an emphasis on social practice. Isabelle has been teaching and touring her work locally and internationally.
Habitats is an interdisciplinary performance for all ages, combining elements of acrobatic stilts, contemporary dance and physical comedy. Exploring the relationship between a ground character and an acrobatic stilt dancer, Habitats is a poetic work inspired by the themes of home and migration. A woman accompanied by a mysterious white hare travels through dream-like roads in search of her identity.
This edition of Pop Up Dances is held with gratitude and respect on unceded First Nations Territory.
New Works gratefully acknowledges the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage, Canada Council for the Arts, City of Vancouver, Province of British Columbia, British Columbia Arts Council, and our media sponsor: The Georgia Straight.