Ottawa Dance Directive at The Betty Oliphant Theatre - Toronto

Sun Apr 21 2024 at 08:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Betty Oliphant Theatre | Toronto

Ottawa Dance Directive
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Ottawa Dance Directive at The Betty Oliphant  Theatre - Toronto
Compagnie ODD presents dance works by Peggy Baker and Yvonne Coutts. Original music by Raphael Weinroth-Browne (live) & Debashis Sinha.
About this Event

April 21, 2024 / The Betty Oliphant Theatre / 8pm / Doors open at 7:30pm

Empty Space | Empty Time

Choreographer Yvonne Coutts

Dancers Amanda Bon, Jacqueline Ethier, Alya Graham, Sarah Hopkin

Ligthing Design Gabriel Cropley

Empty Space | Empty Time is an abstract exploration of presence and absence. Poetically spatial and physically expansive, the dance finds its bearings through the exquisite emotional cycles of the music. Separate and together, one in a unified field." - Yvonne Coutts


Worlds Within

Composer and cellist Raphael Weinroth-Browne

“I think of it sometimes as the soundtrack to a life cycle, beginning from an unending ether (Unending I), emerging into innocence and wonder (From Within), growing into self-awareness (From Above) followed by chaos and upheaval (Tumult), making peace with what is (Fade [Afterglow]), and returning to the infinite (Unending II). I wanted the bookends to feel timeless and to reflect the passing of time from the perspective of nature. By contrast, I wanted the inner sections to have a fast-paced momentum, embodying human subjectivity and impatience”. - Raphael Weinroth-Browne

Solo cello works performed by Raphael Weinroth-Browne

since then

Concept, Choreographic Composition, Direction Peggy Baker

Movement Invention. Peggy Baker with Jacqueline Ethier and Sarah Hopkin

Lighting Design. Gabriel Cropley

Original Score. Debashis Sinha

... the tape-recorder should have caught some ghost of us: that tape-recorder not merely played but should have listened to us, and could instruct those after us: this we were, this is how we tried to love, and these are the forces they had ranged against us, and these are the forces we had ranged within us within us and against us, against and within us.

- Adrienne Rich, The Dream of a Common Language

Event Photos

Empty Space | Empty Time photo by Cutis Perry

Event Photos

since then photo by Bill Juillette


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis Street, Toronto, Canada


CAD 30.00

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