Compañía Sharon Fridman
Hasta Dónde…? + All Ways
Thursday-Saturday October 12-14, 2017 at 8pm
Post-show talkback October 13
Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver
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The work of the sensational Israeli choreographer Sharon Fridman comes to the West Coast for the first time, with an exciting program of two works. Fridman has taken the dance world by storm since establishing his company in Spain in 2006: his athletic, adventurous work is rooted in contact improvisation, filtered through an innate musicality and an eye for design. Hasta Dónde…? explores the relationship between two dancers as it evolves through dependency, struggle and harmony. The endlessly fluid lifts and tumbles are propelled by a wonderful surging score. All Ways is a meditation on the multiple paths before us: seven dancers power through an extreme physical and emotional spectrum, which ranges from fierce urgency to calm contemplation.
Hasta Dónde…? premiered in 2011 and has toured to more than 30 cities worldwide, receiving several prizes and audience awards. Fridman describes the work as: “A struggle between two sides, the inner sides we all somehow contain. How far can you transmit? How far can you pull or let yourself be pulled?… No side is a winner.” All Ways is Fridman’s latest work and premiered in 2016. The company visits Halifax prior to Vancouver, in its first North American tour.
Israeli choreographer Sharon Fridman was a dancer with leading companies including the Tadmor Dance Company, the Vertigo Company and Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, before moving to Spain and forming Compañía Sharon Fridman in Madrid in 2006. His works have toured to countries including France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Colombia, South Korea and Singapore, receiving awards at the Choreography Contest Burgos-New York, Prize ICC Alicia Alonso, Choreographic Contest of Madrid, International Theater and Dance Fair of Huesca, Tanzplatform of Bern or Max Award. The work of the company is based on the language of contact improvisation, deconstructing and exploring the technique to create a dramatic language which evolves in the hands of the dancers. In addition to many works for the stage, Fridman has created large-scale, open air site-specific performances for as many as 70 participants. Fridman’s works are also in the repertoires of companies including Ballet Nacional de Paraguay, LaMov Compañía de Danza (Spain), Vertigo Dance Company (Israel), Compagnie Jus de la Vie (Sweden) and Compañía Nacional de Danza (Spain).
Global Dance Connections Contemporary dance series 2017-2018
September 20-23 Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY
October 12-14 Compañia Sharon Fridman
January 17-19 Nicola Gunn
February 1-3 Daina Ashbee
April 5-7 WEE/Francesco Scavetta
April 19-21 Rachid Ouramdane
May 24-26 Aeriosa
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