SILENT … LAB DANCE: Apr 10 & Jun 5 … Witness the between space and unseen tensions figuring dancing bodies blanketed in silence @ GSAC
These minimalist dance experiences will feature D-Anne Kuby, Ian Mozdzen & Carol-Ann Bohrn — dancing in close/far proximity on bare stage to witnesses … with a soundtrack of only room ambience.
Stark and focused and kinetic … observe the space in the “between” of the movers — what forms and invisible tensions exist in the simple confrontation of bodies in silence? How does dance form and reform within this unembellished audiospatial enivornment?
Think REAL reality; not VIRTUAL reality.
April’s LAB features Ian & D-Anne: PEOPLE IN BETWEEN
June’s LAB features Carol-Ann, Ian & D-Anne: PEOPLE AWAY HEAD TOWARD
lab durations: 40 minutes
$10 seat, donation suggested
Thank you for your interest in Independent Dance.
In partnership with The Gas Station Arts Centre.
Info/Reservation: [email protected]
Over the past 5 decades, D-Anne Kuby’s movement practice has spanned the breadth of this country we call Canada and beyond. The list of folks with whom she has worked and/or studied who have had lasting influence is vast and weaves a complex tapestry. Touring highlights include Mexico with Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers in 1987, and Greece/Montenegro with Kinesis Dance in 1996. Career highlights include performing Charles Moulton’s “18 Person All-Star Ball Passing” at the Lincoln Centre in New York, and having her solo appearance at fFIDA recognized by Now Magazine as one of the top 10 dance performances to happen in Toronto in 1994. D-Anne currently makes her home in Winnipeg where she continues her ongoing exploration of the body; how it works, how it communicates, how it serve us, and how it doesn’t.
Carol-Ann Frances Bohrn grew up in Brandon, Manitoba and has been residing in Winnipeg since 2011. Select performance credits: Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers (Jolene Bailie, Jera Wolfe), four seasons with Gearshifting Performance Works (Bailie, Marie-Josée Chartier, Rachel Browne), Sick + Twisted Theatre, Odette Heyn, Ming Hon, Saskatoon’s White Birch Ballet (Darlene Williams, Gioconda Barbuto, Josh Beamish), and for television commercials. Carol-Ann participated in the Cartae Open School at aceartinc; and the Foundation Mentorship Program at MAWA. Carol-Ann was nominated for a 2020 Evie Award for her choreographic collaboration with Alexandra Garrido and Thom Morgan Jones for the full-length song cycle show By Grand Central Station at the Prairie Theatre Exchange’s Mainstage season, 2020. Carol-Ann is a graduate of The School of Contemporary Dancers and also trained at Ryerson University and The Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Teacher Training Program.
Ian Mozdzen grew up on a farm in rural Manitoba and has gained years of experience/practice in a range of forms — from anti-art to ritual to performance art to classical to experimental to literary. Performance, creation and training has taken Ian across Canada, as well as into Greece, USA, Netherlands, India, Japan, Sri Lanka and Mexico. Ian has also collaborated with other notable Canadian art personalities, including Eve Rice, Tedd Robinson, Tom Stroud, John Turner, Istvan Kantor, Jolene Bailie, Derek Brueckner, David Oiye, Doug Melnyk & D-Anne Kuby. Since 2020 pandemic-returning from practice/training/performing abroad, Ian has pursued independent dance and theatre presentations in Winnipeg — collaborating with various practicing artists.