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Start the New Year with exciting and evocative DANCE!

by on January 9, 2013

14_TrilogyProjectlOn Wednesday, January 23, contemporary choreographer Lesandra Dodson brings together exceptional dance artists from across Canada, when she presents the premiere of her new work, The Trilogy Project at The Fredericton Playhouse. Three exciting new works, Her blameless mystery, In two days a man can change and A leash for two hounds, make up a series of unconventional duets that blend highly charged physicality with nuanced characterization. Dodson’s intelligently crafted choreography is delicate while remaining fearless in its droll and delicious take on the human foibles.

Her blameless mystery, a collaboration with NB filmmaker Chris Giles and composers Luis Cardoso and Josh Latour, is an interactive solo inspired by the prolific writer Emily Dickinson. It’s a surreal take on a woman’s creative journey. Using found text from ancient medical journals, original film clips and simple animation, this piece is an absurd and profound view of life and death and the transformative spirit within.

In two days a man can change, received glowing reviews in The Globe and Mail. Highly characterized and dramatic, the duet deals with struggles between nature and nurture. Combining video clips of the Monument Valley with Elmore Leonard cowboy-western style text, it’s a fusion of words and movement presented in a film noir style, with original music by Winnipeg’s Christine Fellows.

A leash for two hounds was created as an affiliation with Halifax’s Mocean Dance. A duet with dancers Susanne Chui and Darryl Tracy, the piece was completed in August 2012, during a creative residency at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre with composer-in-residence Christine Fellows and choreographer-in-residence Lesandra Dodson. Exploring male-female coupling in an untraditional manner, it touches on notions of “survival of the fittest” and plays with action-reaction patterns.

The unpredictability, mystery and subtle interplay of Dodson’s Trilogy Project make this work exciting and evocative, and one not to be missed for fans of contemporary dance, film or performance art.

Tickets for Trilogy Project are available at The Fredericton Playhouse box office 1-866-884-5800, or online at www.theplayhouse.ca.

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