French world renowned Ballet Preljocaj in Vancouver
The Dance Centre presents the Global Dance Connections series:
Ballet Preljocaj: Empty moves (parts I, II & III)
Thursday-Friday September 25-26, 2014 at 8pm
The Dance Centre’s 2014-2015 Global Dance Connections contemporary dance series opens with the world-renowned Ballet Preljocaj.
Created by the company’s celebrated French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj, Empty moves (parts I, II & III) is set to the infamous 1977 recording of John Cage’s Empty words, when the minimalist composer calmly intoned radically abstracted text to an uncomprehending and increasingly raucous audience. Preljocaj’s choreographic response creates an ode to the abstract which exults in pure movement, as a quartet of superb dancers executes a flow of inexhaustible movement with absolute precision and technical skill. Spare, contemplative and sensual, this absorbing work unfolds as an elegant counterpoint to the turbulent score.
Empty moves (part I) premiered in 2004 and (part II) was added in 2007; the full work comprising all three parts premiered in June 2014 at the Montpellier Dance Festival. Empty moves (parts I, II & III) will tour to the American Dance Festival and to Italy, Germany and Montreal’s Quartiers Danses festival before coming to Vancouver.
Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $32/$24 students, seniors from Tickets Tonight: 604.684.2787
Info 604 606 6400 www.thedancecentre.ca
Post-show artist talkback September 26
Presented through a partnership with Quartiers Danses Festival, with the support of the Consulate General of France in Vancouver