BC choreographer Sarah Chase creates a new piece for Montréal Danse, known for its captivating repertory and for its exceptional dancers. On the Ice of Labrador highlights the magical number of seven: the seven members of Montréal Danse; seven narratives woven into a biographical tapestry.
This exploration of seven combines unexpected elements: aviators, trombone players, mortality on railroad tracks, bodies washed in Hotel Dieu, blood sugar cycles of a young diabetic, a woman from England standing in a hut in BC’s Interior, the journey of Alzheimer’s… Identity and memory are built up, only to collapse into something unnameable at the centre of each of our souls.
A British Columbia premiere, On the Ice of Labrador is a co-production of the CanDance
Network Creation Fund, the Canada Dance Festival, the Vancouver East Cultural Centre,
the Agora de la Danse, the Brian Webb Dance Company.