After being absent on stage for 3 years, ProArteDanza returns with its annual fall season. With an increased sense of loneliness experienced by many, ProArteDanza reconnects with a mixed programme.
Only Who’s Left by Lesley Telford is inspired by the quote by Bertrand Russell: ‘War does not determine who is right – only who is left.’ Set to music by Michael Gordon, Beethoven, and Mozart, the piece explores the heroism and beauty of plugging on, the futile sensation of the fight and the acceptance of where we end up.
Roberto Campanella’s emotionally resonant Fearful Symmetries (2016), with the movement motif of running, poses the question: is the ensemble on stage getting anywhere or merely struggling to keep up with an ever-changing world?
Beast A La Mode by Syreeta Hector examines the powerful influence the environment has over identity, aspects of ourselves that are revealed or concealed depending on different locales and social context. Beast A La Mode investigates the uneasy contradictions of character we develop in order to survive everyday life, and highlights our essential need to compete depending on circumstance.
Chantelle Good ‘s new duet, Tethered To Your Palms, originally created for ProArteDanza’s annual ChoreoLab is a look into the act of preserving memories both within ourselves and with others. How can we take care of the sacred moments that stay with us while honouring the truth of the initial experience? How can we hold someone’s memory of a shared encounter, even when it is different from our own?