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relay is a collaborative choreographic experiment for eight dancers and two musicians who come together to make a performance that asks questions about the politics and possibility of being together. Investigating modes of togetherness through the examination and rethinking of the unison gesture, this group looks for ways to move together without abandoning individuality. At the same time, their work gently unearths the dancers’ past performance memories. These traces of past works become a launching point for the group’s future shared imagination.

Choreography by Ame Henderson. Created with and performed by Eric Chenaux, Eric Craven, Chad Dembski, Katie Ewald, Claudia Fancello, Matija Ferlin, Tomislav Feller, Mairéad Filgate, Marie Claire Forté, Brendan Jensen, Bee Pallomina, Jacob Zimmer, Trevor Schwellnus

Co-produced by CanDance Network Creation Fund, Harbourfront Centre, Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, Canada Dance Festival, L’agora de la danse and Vancouver East Cultural Centre, and supported by the Dance Section of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council

Past presentations: Harbourfront Centre’s World Stage; Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis; Canada Dance Festival; Brian Webb Dance; Vancouver East Cultural Centre; L’agora de la danse; STUK Leuven

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