Thursday, 16 May 2013

Typecast Dance Company presents Hunter & The Vinyl Archive

I had a sneak preview of a new dance show opening up on Thursday night at the Winchester Street Theatre (80 Winchester St., Toronto).

It will run from Thursday - May 16 to 18 for 4 shows:

Thursday May 16, 2013 - 8pm
Friday May 17, 2013 - 8pm
Saturday May 18, 2013 - 2pm
Saturday May 18, 2013 - 8pm

There are 2 performances in the show. Here is a description of the show in their own words:

"Artistic Director Pamela Rasbach debuts her new work Hunter – a symbolic transformation of a herd of vulnerable fauna. The great hunter of all youth, father time, transforms the Blakean herd from blissful innocence, to tragic experience, and inevitable death. Employing cinematic and narrative devices to her expansive contemporary ballet choreographic style, Rasbach brings to life the metaphor of time hunting us, and the haunting speed of maturity. Dancers Austin Fagan, Benjamin Landsberg, Adrienne Lipson and Merideth Plumb perform a montage of emotionally charged duets and vulnerable solos.

Opening the performance is The Vinyl Archive, a commission by Alice Irene Whittaker-Cumming of Ink on Paper. Rooted in the allure of obsolete, vintage technology, The Vinyl Archive explores how - in an era marked by an excess of information and an insatiable craving for the newest technology - the creases of a handwritten letter, the velvet sound of vinyl and the charm of film rolled through a camera continue to be meaningful. Dancers Roney Lewis, Sarah Williamson, and Stuart Wright execute her choreographic vision.
Lighting Designer Oz Weaver returns for his fifth performance with Typecast, and Production Director Matt Sweet collaborates in costume and set design."

Here are some photographs from the dance show.
Hunter Hunter by Pamela Rasbach &emdash; Hunter by Pamela Rasbach &emdash; Hunter by Pamela Rasbach &emdash;
Prey Hunter by Pamela Rasbach &emdash; Hunter by Pamela Rasbach &emdash;

The Vinyl Archive The Vinyl Archive by Alice Irene Whittaker-Cumming &emdash; The Vinyl Archive by Alice Irene Whittaker-Cumming &emdash;

You should go and check out the show. Tickets are available from their website:

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