Listen(ing) Together | Core/Us by Vanessa Goodman/Action at a Distance and #wildflower by Donna Costello
EstroGenius presents Donna Costello and Vanessa Goodman in a split bill evening. Both of these artists use patience, widsom and sound to keep us listening and captivated.
The performance runs 90mins with a short pause.
Curated by Melissa Riker and John C. Robinson
#wildflower, by Donna Costello embraces, negotiates and transforms the complexities of feminine identities while asking the audience to look at how we see ourselves and each other. Donna distills this new work into simple tasks of shedding and opening - allowing images of femininity, cycles and age to reveal themselves through time, repetition and breath. Teamed up again with longtime collaborator and costume designer Jennifer Paar, a white tent dress that sheds when shaken is made to look like seeds scattered in the wind only to find footing where they land; resilient and belonging.
"Core/Us" is a new group work from Action at a Distance. Choreographed by artistic director Vanessa Goodman, four dancers transverse our perception of how we hear movement and see sound with intensity and dedication. The live score sculpts an ever-evolving atmosphere that builds gravity for the body. Patiently shifting states and layers of momentum define this unique piece marked by its immersive world-building. Performed by Anya Saugstad, Shion Skye Carter, Ted Littlemore and Adrian de Leeuw with lighting by James Proudfoot. "Core/Us" was made possible with generous support from The Canada Council for the Arts, La Rotonde, John Robinson and The Dance Centre