The Dance Centre presents the Global Dance Connections series
Out Innerspace Dance Theatre
Out Innerspace Dance Theatre, one of Vancouver’s most electrifying contemporary dance companies, explores themes of transition, conflict and hope in Bygones. Created and performed by co-directors David Raymond and Tiffany Tregarthen in collaboration with dancers Renée Sigouin, Elya Grant and David Harvey, Bygones considers how we are shaped by what we have overcome: and how something challenging can lead to something beautiful. Through virtuosic, hyper-detailed choreography, ghostly architecture, and transformed objects, the work creates a haunting universe of pseudo-things and supernatural selves existing on the margins of form and formlessness.
The company has built a strong reputation for works which are both innovative and accessible, and combines intricate choreography with an exciting sense of visual magic. Its first full-length work in three years, Bygones premieres in Bulgaria and tours to Germany and Quebec prior to the Vancouver performances.
Wednesday-Saturday December 11-14, 2019 at 8pm
Post-show talkback December 12
Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver
Tickets $35/$25 students and seniors: 604.684.2787 www.ticketstonight.ca
Out Innerspace was founded in 2007 by directors David Raymond and Tiffany Tregarthen. OIS has dedicated over 10 years to creating extraordinary and integral dance experiences through uncompromising rigour and unreserved ingenuity. Full-length works Me So You So Me (2012), Vessel (2010, 2013) and Major Motion Picture (2016) have enjoyed 5 national tours and performances for 23 schools through ArtStarts. Major Motion Picture was the 2014 recipient of the CanDance Creation Fund commission. OIS was a featured company at the 2017 MilanOltre Festival in Italy and celebrated as “one of the most beautiful and interesting works of the entire festival.” (labottegadelbarbieri.org). Their latest creation Bygones is co-produced by Agora de la danse, La Rotonde and Dance Victoria and was awarded the 2019 Chrystal Dance Prize and a Dance Centre Artistic Residency. An initiative of Out Innerspace, Modus Operandi offers pivotal post-secondary contemporary dance education to young aspiring professionals and trains some of Canada’s most exciting new dance artists.
Created & performed by David Raymond and Tiffany Tregarthen in collaboration with Elya Grant, David Harvey and Renée Sigouin
Lighting Design: James Proudfoot
Video Design: Eric Chad
Sound Design: Kate De Lorme
Costume Design: Kate Burrows
Mixed Media Mask & Hands Design: Lyle Reimer (LyleXOX)
Apprentices: Aiden Cass and Zahra Shahab
Stage Manager: Jessica (Ying-Jye) Han
Company General Manager: Martin Alldred for New Works
Operations and Marketing Coordinator: Anne Daroussin
Tour Booking Manager: Brent Belsher
Out Innerspace gratefully acknowledges the generous support for the creation of Bygones:
Presenting/Producing partners Agora de la Danse (Montreal, QC) and La Rotonde (Quebec City, QC).
The Dance Victoria Chrystal Dance Prize.
Creation and production residencies with The Dance Centre, Arts Umbrella, ArtSpring, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre and the Yukon Arts Centre.
The generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the BC Arts Council and the City of Vancouver.
World Premiere October 2019 at One Dance Week Festival in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
Global Dance Connections series 2019-2020
October 2-4 Focus Cia De Dança
October 16-17 Lucy Guerin Inc
December 11-14 Out Innerspace Dance Theatre
January 31-February 2 Wen Wei Dance + Turning Point Ensemble
February 6-8 Dana Michel
March 12-14 Bill Coleman
April 23-25 Hillel Kogan
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Global Dance Connections series media sponsor: The Georgia Straight
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Media release and images provided by Heather Bray, The Dance Centre. Image credits: Alistair Maitland Photography.