Science Friction: Something(s) Relative [dance]
While I have a much more reduced blogging schedule, I am a big fan of the Dance Centre, so when they told me about emerging Vancouver choreographer Shannon Moreno and her company Science Friction’s most recent work, I thought I should write about it. Shannon is from BC originally but has combined periods of activity in Vancouver with working extensively in Europe, most recently in Germany; she returned about a year and a half ago, had a baby, and resumed her work here; last year she received the Iris Garland Emerging Choreographer Award, which supports BC choreographers who show exceptional promise, and this piece is the result of that Award. The work is loosely inspired by Alan Lightman’s novel Einstein’s Dreams and explores themes of dreaming, time and space; it’s a quartet performed by a stellar cast – Justine Chambers, Alison Denham, Billy Marchenski, and Farley Johansson.
Dreams, time and space inspire Something(s) Relative, an exciting new ensemble work created by Shannon Moreno, Co-Artistic Director of Science Friction and an emerging choreographic voice in Vancouver. Known for her theatrical and entertaining style, Moreno takes Alan Lightman’s bestselling novel Einstein’s Dreams as a starting point for exploring whether dreams can truly help us understand ourselves. The outstanding cast features dancers Justine Chambers, Alison Denham, Farley Johansson and Billy Marchenski, with lighting design by Rob Sondergaard, music by Marc Stewart, and dramaturgy by Ruth McIntosh. Something(s) Relativeis presented through The Dance Centre’s fourth Iris Garland Emerging Choreographer Award, which is awarded every two years to a young choreographer who shows exceptional promise, with support from the Artist-in-Residence programs of The Dance Centre and Dance Victoria.
The world premiere of Something(s) Relative is presented through The Iris Garland Emerging Choreographer Award and will take place Thursday-Saturday February 16-18, 2012 at 8pm at the Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver. Tickets: $25/$18 students and seniors from Tickets Tonight or by calling 604 684 2787 or through the Dance Centre website.
To enter my giveaway all you need to tell me is an anecdote about your most vivid dream. I do remember my dreams quite frequently, and more often than not, they’re about having my PhD revoked (which is bad!). To earn a second entry (for a total of 2) you can also tweet the following:
Shared a memory of a vivid dream with @hummingbird604 http://is.gd/fD02on to enter to win tix to Something(s) Relative at @dancecentre
I will draw a winner from all Twitter and comment entries, randomized, on February 13th at 7pm. The tickets will be available during the run, but I strongly recommend that you attend opening night.