The Prairie Dance Circuit has been around for a few years. It’s designed to help dance companies in remote prairie locations pool resources to share performances and help dancers and choreographers tour new work outside their home communities.
This program is being presented by New Dance Horizons, and features new dance works by Calgary’s Davida Monk, and Regina’s Johanna Bundon and Bee Pallomina. Monk’s work is called Dream Pavilion, and it’s inspired by the Japanese art form of netsuke which involves the creation of tiny sculptures of real-life and mythical flora and fauna. It’s a duo that will be danced by Helen Husak and Walter Kubanek, with live music by Bill Horist (that’s the three of them in the above photo, with Monk in the background).
Bundon and Pallomina’s work, meanwhile, is titled the understory, and it’s described as a wintery duet. The two dancers have worked together previously, and in this Dance Current article they discuss their partnership in greater detail. the understory has been performed in Calgary and Winnipeg previously, and will be performed in Saskatoon and Edmonton after the Regina show.
The performance will be held tonight at the University Theatre at 7:30 p.m., and again on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are Adults $30, Students & Seniors $25. On Friday, there will be a matinee performance of the understory along with a presentation of another work by Monk titled Between the Eagle and the Monkey. Tickets for that are $15. For more information call 306-525-5393.