Co-presented with SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs & SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts.
A special Celebrate Canada 150+ event
Preview: November 23, 2017, 8pm
November 24 & 25, 2017, 8pm + November 26, 2017, 2pm
Speaking of Dance Pre-show Talk 7:15PM on November 24 + 25
Guest: Vanessa Goodman. Host: Richard Cavell.
Post-show Social after the performance on Friday night.
Please note: this performance will take place at Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.
Three years in the making, Vancouver’s Vanessa Goodman brings the world premiere of Wells Hill to the DanceHouse stage. Seven exceptional dancers splice themes of technology and communication into this smart, vibrant new work based on the sweeping philosophies of Marshall McLuhan and Glenn Gould. These two Canadian luminaries altered how we consume art and information, and their prescient ideas provide an engaging framework for an exciting, immersive performance that is both visceral and cerebral.
“Visually Wells Hill lives in a simple-yet-stunning greyscale, with bright white lighting on grey and white costumes. The movements of the dancers are simple and light, the whole thing feeling as airy as a breezy summer afternoon.” – Andrea Loewen, Vancouver Presents
“…you can really sense Goodman’s ability to choreograph; she also excels at creating a look and atmosphere, here with James Proudfoot’s stark white spot and fluorescent lighting and Gabriel Saloman’s original-sound compositions.” – Janet Smith, Georgia Straight
“The movement is as gorgeous as ever, at once languid and sinewy and robustly energetic in a way that is equally responsive to Gould playing Bach and to Gabriel Saloman’s original immersive sound score… I look forward to the premiere of the full piece in 2017 at SFU Woodward’s.” – Peter Dickinson, Performance, Place and Politics
Top photo: David Cooper.
SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 West Hastings Street