Darling Foundry Performance August 6 2015
745 rue Ottawa
Montréal, QC, H3C 1R8
August 6, 2015, 7:00pm.
Seripop is interested in the life and actions of materials; how shifting, scuffing, peeling, crushing and fading creates performative gestures within space. Their performative work with dancers builds on these gestures as well as the movements of their own bodies when deploying objects within the exhibition space. They are interested in the body as material object and in the material object as performing body. Both are beings in space with physical qualities and will. By building choreographies of object-related tasks they are furthering their exploration of materiality, entropy, collaboration and labour.
About the dancers:
Deborah Dunn was first introduced to dance at university where she was studying visual arts. The art form immediately began to influence her drawing and painting; the body finally leaping off the canvas and leading her to dance class. She then found herself steadily seduced by the theatre, first as a photographer and costume designer, then as a performer and choreographer. She founded her company Trial & Eros in Vancouver in the early 90s and is now based in Montreal. Deborah has created ten evening length works: ‘Trial & Eros’, ‘Pandora's Books’, ‘The Little Queen’, ‘The Birds’, ‘Blackmail’, ‘Elegant Heathens’, ‘Nocturnes’,‘Four Quartets’, ‘Orlando’ and ‘Le délire domestique’.
Karen Fennell is a contemporary dance artist originally from Newfoundland, and now based in Montreal. A graduate of the Concordia University Dance Program, she has worked as a dancer with choreographers Dana Gingras, Sasha Kleinplatz, Susanna Hood, Maria Kefirova, Erin Flynn, and Peter Trosztmer, among others. As a choreographer, her own short works have been presented on a variety of stages in Montreal, Quebec City, and Halifax. Since 2013, she has collaborated regularly with musician Jackie Gallant, and their interdisciplinary co-creations have been presented by the Phenomena Festival, Edgy Redux, The Rhubarb Festival, and Tangente. In addition to her work as a choreographer and dancer, Karen produces and hosts the open performance night, ‘So You Think That Was Dance?’ and is a certified instructor of the GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Methods.
Mary St-Amand Williamson's photos, installations and sound sculptures have been exhibited in Toronto at Harbourfront Centre, the Premier Dance Theatre and AWOL Gallery and featured in literary and arts publications in Canada and the United States. She has performed and presented independent and collaborative choreographies (with Zohar Melinek) in various festivals and theatres in Berlin, Montreal, New York, Paris, and Toronto. She has collaborated with artists of diverse artistic disciplines including Chun Hua Catherine Dong, Bettina Hoffmann, Ray Lavers, Manuel Mathieu, ODNi (Lena Massiani/Katya Montaniac), Seripop (Yannick Desranleau/Chloe Lum), Moheb Soliman and Gein Wong.
About the composer:
Alexander Moskos is a long-standing participant in Montreal’s experimental music community. He has performed and recorded his own songs under the name Drainolith, with the noise rock band AIDS Wolf and with Dan’L Boone. He works with experimental electronics, modified consumer electronics, piano, analog synthesis as well as guitar and voice. Moskos has toured constantly over the past few years and released countless recordings on labels like NNA, American Tapes, and Drag City.