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Family Room by The Falling Company

Presented by New Works in partnership with The Dance Centre

Family Room

The Falling Company/Marissa Wong

26 April 2023

The Dance Centre, 677 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2G6

Tickets on Sale January 2023

Family Room recreates a studio apartment through a set design of furniture and home decor. This set design is the foundation for a series of solos to interact with the same household objects, each object representing a relationship, dynamic, and history between different family members.

The Falling Company will be in residence at The Dance Centre from April 22 – 26, 2023.

The Falling Company is a project based, contemporary dance company dedicated to the creation of inclusive spaces for dance and collaboration. The Falling Company is a nonprofit dance company under the direction of Marissa Wong. Formerly known as the response. and founded by Amber Funk Barton, the company provides a homebase for creative work from a singular woman of colour. The Falling Company is invested in facilitating arts opportunities for underrepresented artists. These spaces depart from the power dynamics the artistic director experienced as a ballet dancer and are centered around positive mental health. The company creates meaningful relationships with artists, organizations, and opportunities that align with these values. Creations and productions of the company focus on blending classical ballet training with improvisation and release techniques. Works for the company reflect the human condition using movement to create accessible storytelling. Works place bodies and emotions in relatable landscapes to mirror the experiences of those who engage with the work. www.thefallingcompany.com

Family Room Creative Team

Marissa Wong – Choreography

Justin Calvadores – Performer

Stéphanie Cyr – Performer

Tamar Tabori – Performer

Shana Wolfe – Performer

Presented in Partnership with The Dance Centre.

Photos by Sewari Campillow