January 27, 2018
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Rough Cuts are informal performances during Dance Days performed under work lights by some of Canada''s hottest independent choreographers and companies - all for FREE!

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Saturday, January 27 1:30 pm
Choreographer: German Jauregui (Belgium) Interpreters: Josh Martin, Lisa Gelley Martin (Company 605, Vancouver)
[Premiere: December 2016, Firehall Theatre, Vancouver]

Albatross (2016) is a driving duet created through an international collaboration between Company 605 and Brussels-based artist German Jauregui. This physically grueling piece pulls apart a single moment to dissect and experience its contents in expanded time. Like two parts of one’s self, in continuous motion and perpetual contact, two bodies inhabit a single person''s trajectory through a test of endurance. Faced with both a physical and psychological burden, the heavy weight that they must carry, the performers are forced to surrender to the circumstances of their interdependence. They simultaneously become each other’s obstruction and support to keep moving forward.

The development of this work was supported in part by Dance Victoria’s Chrystal Dance Prize (2015)

Want to attend? Email with “Albatross” in the subject line. Photo: David Cooper