EUNOIA

EUNOIA

Posted by on Apr 4, 2019 in Dance at the Registry, Events, Registry Events | 0 comments

The Registry Theatre

presents

EUNOIA

Fujiwara Dance Inventions

a verbal, visual, and visceral journey

Eunoia is Christian Bök’s award-winning and bestselling book of conceptual poetry. It is built on the notion of constraining language to one vowel per chapter and tells stories in ways that are as pleasurable as they are ingenious. Denise Fujiwara’s adaptation of the book is a multimedia experience of dance, video, music and costume that employs similar constraints in such inventive ways that it has resulted in a groundbreaking performance lauded by audiences and critics alike.

EUNOIA takes the audience on a verbal, visual and visceral journey. The conceit of the poem is introduced through games and then builds in complexity with fanciful narratives and semiotic play. Initially the audience grapples with the rich play of words and images, and then as the performance unfolds, they surrender to the surprises and wit that are revealed through layers of meaning in the moment.


Thursday April 4

7:30 pm

Tickets: $25 in advance or Pay as you Leave for Enjoyment Received

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MANIC PIXIE DREAM GIRLS

MANIC PIXIE DREAM GIRLS

Posted by on Jan 26, 2019 in Dance at the Registry, Events, Registry Events | 0 comments

The Registry Theatre

presents

MANICPIXIEDREAMGIRLS

Rock Bottom Movement

a gleeful popculture mashup

“MANICPIXIEDREAMGIRLS” is inspired by the classic 2004 indie romantic comedy “Garden State.” It is a gleeful pop­culture mashup featuring 90’s female singer­songwriter karaoke, athletic dance ­breaks, and plenty of dialogue from the film itself. Imagine if Zach Braff directed Zooey Deschanel in a psychedelic Fleetwood Mac music video, and Dido and Jewel were interns. It is one hour trip through precise dance breaks, karaoke, fantasies, inflatables, desires, femininity and tropes of the dancer and the dream girl. The work is an absurd prance through the pretend world of the “manic pixie dream girl,” to satirize the term coined by Nathan Rabin in 2005 to describe “that bubbly, shallow cinematic creature that exists solely in the fevered imaginations of sensitive writer-directors to teach broodingly soulful young men to embrace life and its infinite mysteries and adventures.” The work is a non-linear and non-narrative in structure with very little text.

Dance at the Registry is thrilled to partner with MT Space to bring three dance workshops to Kitchener-Waterloo. These workshops are led by Rock Bottom Movement founder and choreographer Alyssa Martin and will be happening January 24-26 at The Registry. For more information and to reserve a spot visit: http://mtspace.ca/productions/props-karaoke-and-rave-dance-workshops


Saturday January 26

7:30 pm

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Passionate Heart

Passionate Heart

Posted by on Nov 1, 2018 in Dance at the Registry, Events, Registry Events | 0 comments

The Registry Theatre

presents

Passionate Heart

Women’s Stories Through Dance

 

 

a moment of quiet peace in fast paced, complex lives

Michele Green and Suzette Sherman, in collaboration with Dancetheatre David Earle, offer solos and duets that speak of maturity, friendship, loss, love, loneliness, entrapment and renewal. Performed in an intimate studio setting and followed by a casual conversation, this hour-long presentation connects audience and performers through the art of dance – a potent medium for portraying emotions, thoughts and feelings that are often left unspoken.

“The Passionate Heart event is born out of our desire to share what we find so compelling about dance, to initiate new audiences to this language of modern dance and to offer dance as the potent story telling medium that it is,” said Green who, along with Sherman, created and performs the piece. “We believe the transformative power of this art form can aid in processing emotional experiences in powerful, nonverbal ways offering healing, comfort or simply a moment of quiet peace in people’s fast paced, complex lives.”

Born and raised in Chicago, Suzette began training with Stone-Camryn School of Ballet, continuing her studies in New York City. Her career includes two years apprenticing with Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers and one year performing with Saskatchewan Dance Theatre. Suzette then joined Toronto Dance Theatre and for nineteen years toured worldwide dancing major roles. Since its inception, Suzette has been a principal dancer with Dancetheatre David Earle. A teacher throughout her career, Suzette is proud to work closely with David Earle teaching his technique and repertoire. Suzette has appeared in several film and television productions. Currently continuing teaching and performing, she is exploring a newer creative voice choreographing.

Michele’s professional dance career began with Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers (1971-73). She co-founded Saskatchewan Dance Theatre with husband, Jim Green and former teacher Lucia Pavlychenko (1973-1976). In 1980, Michele, Jim and their two children moved to Stouffville, Ontario where she opened The DanceCentre successfully teaching until retiring twenty years later. Turning her sights to writing, Michele worked for a decade as a feature writer for In The Hills magazine. In 2006 Dance Collection Danse Press published her book David Earle, A Choreographic Biography. In 2017 it was an honour to return to the studio to work with Suzette Sherman in the Guelph Dance Festival.

 


 

Thursday November 1

7:30 pm

 

Tickets: $25 in advance or Pay as you Leave for Enjoyment Received

 

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SALVAJE: An Untamed Evening of Live Flamenco Music and Dance

SALVAJE: An Untamed Evening of Live Flamenco Music and Dance

Posted by on Sep 7, 2018 in Dance at the Registry, Events, Registry Events | 0 comments

Fin de Fiesta and Dance @ The Registry

present

SALVAJE

An Untamed Evening of Live Flamenco Music and Dance

 

Direct from Spain – Fin de Fiesta Flamenco dance and music ensemble presents SALVAJE, an untamed new production that explores the wild, unrestrained side of one of the world’s most passionate and intense art forms: flamenco. SALVAJE, means “wild,” and pays homage to flamenco’s rough-and-tumble origins.

The searing vocals of Alejandro Mendia (Noces Gitanes, France) are accompanied by the intricate guitar arpeggios of Dennis Duffin (Ventanas, Canada) and the haunting flute melodies of Lara Wong (Vancouver/Madrid). Dancer Lia Grainger (2017 Certamen New York International Flamenco Competition finalist) brings the stage to life with fierce and sensual choreographies and improvisations and Hanser Gomez (Cuba) holds down the rhythm on cajon. Deborah “La Caramelita” (Noces Gitanes, France) will also join the ensemble as a special guest dancer for this tour only.

Since their founding in 2013, Fin de Fiesta Flamenco has played more than 90 concerts on two continents. They released their first self-titled album in the fall of 2016 and toured across Canada and France to rave reviews in 2017. This summer, they’ll bring SALVAJE to cities and towns in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.

To the south of Spain and back again, Fin de Fiesta will leave you breathless, with the pulsing rhythms of flamenco beating in your heart.

“An absolutely breathtaking performance.” — The Whole Note

“Intense, passionate, emotional.” – The London Free Press

WWW.FINDEFIESTAFLAMENCO.COM

 


 

Friday September 7, 7:30 pm

Tickets: $25 in advance, $28 at the door

 

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3, 2, 1 Dance!

3, 2, 1 Dance!

Posted by on Feb 13, 2018 in Dance at the Registry, Events, Registry Events | 0 comments

Dance @ The Registry

presents

3, 2, 1 Dance!

An eclectic dance showcase of solo, duet, and trio works from leading Canadian dancers.

Engage, experience & embrace this mixed dance program featuring signature solo, duet & trio works from some of Ontario’s prominent dancers and choreographers including Tedd Robinson, Robert Desrosiers, Yvonne Ng, Robert Glumbek and Jasmyn Fyffe! Offering an array of world touring works of contemporary dance from diverse artists, this night of dance has something for everyone.

This project is funded by the Ontario Arts Council and supported by the Ontario Presents Network, making professional Ontario dance accessible to our community.

 


 

Tuesday February 13, 7:30 pm

Tickets: $25 in advance or Pay as you Leave for Enjoyment Received

 

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tiger princess dance projects

tiger princess dance projects

Posted by on Jan 27, 2018 in Dance at the Registry, Events, Registry Events | 0 comments

Dance @ The Registry

presents

tiger princess dance projects: In Search of the Holy Chop Suey & Zhōng Xīn

Where or in what time space does identity reside? Yvonne Ng asks How does someone else’s movement quality impact my own dancing self? as she undertakes a pointed investigation for her solo, In Search of the Holy Chop Suey. In it, she ponders a life of creation and imitation in movement and mines influences from sources as varied as her mother, modern dance and kung fu legends, ordinary people, wild animals and more. Says Ng, “When I imitate, I also uncover something unique in myself. Each time I fail to become more like my mother—or my favourite kung fu hero Bruce Lee—I become more me.”

In explaining the title, Ng says: “In the late seventies/early eighties, there was a TV series called In Search of… that focused on mysterious phenomena, e.g. Loch Ness, Holy Grail, Big Foot, etc. But they would never find the ‘thing’ that was the subject of the particular episode. Chop Suey is a dish that reportedly originated from migrant Chinese workers who lived in the U.S.A. in the 19th century. When I was young, living in Asia, I wanted everything western. I knew about the dish and equated it to something Western/North American. The title is a comment on my belief that each of us has a deep desire to find meaning for our lives—even as that meaning eludes us and/or is not what it seems.”

Ng then extends the exploration to Zhong Xin (which translates to centre or core in Mandarin), her trio for three dancers. The dancers and Ng unite, each harnessing different qualities and histories. In collaboration with composer Nick Storring and set designer Joe Pagnan, Ng and her dancers propose an unknowable universe of possibilities—anchored by memory, identity and the body.

The performance contains partial nudity.

 


 

Saturday January 27, 7:30 pm

Tickets: $25 in advance or Pay as you Leave for Enjoyment Received

 

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