This is the second performance in the Magdance 2 series that is being co-organized by New Dance Horizons and the MacKenzie Art Gallery. Featured will be two works. The first is titled Hereafter, and it’s a dance quartet by Alberta-based choreographer Tania Alvarado. Also on the bill will be the duet transceiver by Regina choreographer/performer Johanna Bundon (pictured at left in a previous work) with original sound by Eric Powell.
I don’t have any information on Bundon’s piece, but here’s an excerpt from a Calgary Herald review of Hereafter from October:
The gorgeous Hereafter was performed by Walter Kubanek, Pam Tzeng. Laura Henley and Robert Halley, to an electronica score mixed by Kris Sujata. According to Alvarado’s program notes, the work deals with space, particularly the concept that entering a space depends upon the act of leaving another space, and how presence lingers. But there is so much more to this compelling piece than shifting spaces.
Hereafter is hypnotic. The way the dancers’ bodies flow together and gently ebb apart. The way stillness comes out of movement. The way the dancers silently watch each other. Hereafter is a poignant kaleidoscope of loss, as connections are made and then broken. If this work doesn’t find a shelf life, meaning tours across the country, there is no justice.
The two works are touring to other prairie cities, I believe, and will be performed in Regina at the MacKenzie Gallery Jan. 31 at 1:30 p.m., and Feb. 1-2 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are Adults $25, Students & Seniors $20, with the Matinee $15. For more information call 525-5393.