As part of its evening series New Works at Night, New Performance Works society is thrilled to present the latest creations by O.Dela Arts, home of Indigenous Contemporary Choreographer Olivia C. Davies
Date/Time: Nov 16 2018, 8:00 pm to 9:30 pmVancouver, Orpheum Annex | Event calendar
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Audiences will have the opportunities to witness the world premiere of Gateways, an ensemble piece that brings together artists from Canada and New Zealand, and the remount of Rematriate, a solo work, which premiered at the Dancing on the Edge festival in July 2018.
Gateways questions how we open and close the creative spaces of our bodies and our awareness to the environmental space we inhabit in creation. In the fashion of modern medicine women, this work brings together dance artists to explore our collective aesthetic approach to devising practical strategy for preparing the ground for creative expression and subsequently returning the ground and environment to its original state.
Dancers: Louise Potiki-Bryant, Jasmin Canuel, Kelly McInnes, Rianne Svelnis, and Olivia C. Davies.
Cultural Advisor: Gloria May Eshkibok.
Outside Eyes: Natasha Kanapé Fontaine and Lara Kramer.
Music: Michael Red.
Rematriate is a solo created and performed by Olivia C. Davies in response to the patriarchal systems that hold society hostage to continual technological advancement and an ever-growing disconnection to reality. To rematriate is to return to source. This solo seeks to articulate potential pathways to peace and presence that are grounded in Contemporary Indigenous feminism.
Dramaturgy: Michelle Olson and Jo Leslie.
Projection: Elysha Poirier.
Lighting: Jonathan Kim.
Music: Paddy Free.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
O.Dela Arts was founded in 2018 to support Olivia C. Davies in the creation and production of choreography, community-engaged projects, creative collaboration projects and commissions. Davies creates across choreography, installation and community-engaged projects, exploring the emotional and political relationships between people and places, often investigating the body’s dynamic ability to transmit narrative. Davies’ work traverses boundaries and challenges social prejudice, conveying concepts and narratives with creations and conceptual platforms that open different ways to see and experience the world. Davies leads dance and storytelling circles to create safe spaces where women-identified persons are empowered through movement to be authors of their own stories.