Saturday, May 19, 2012

may. 18 *a new documentary film project*

*a documentary film i'm shooting / directing working with Barbara Bourget & composer Joseph Hirabayashi..  the film should be ready to launch later this summer!!


(Vancouver, BC) -  Kokoro Dance and The Dance Centre will present a new solo work by Barbara Bourget from June 7 – 9, 2012 at the Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie Street).  A Simple Way is Barbara’s first work since being awarded the Mayor’s Arts Award for Dance in 2011 and  was created while in residence at the Scotiabank Dance Centre as part of their Global Dance Connections Series, which highlights artists from around the world.

Embodying the concepts of yugen (profound, mysterious sense of beauty in the universe … and the sad beauty of human suffering) and wabi-sabi (transient and stark beauty of natural patina and aging), A Simple Way is a distillation of the creative life of Barbara Bourget’s fifty-year career in dance. A one hour journey of evocative movement inspired by the poetry of long-time collaborator, Elizabeth Dancoes, with music composed and performed by her son, Joseph Hirabayashi on grand piano, A Simple Way features the time-altering physical intensity that is a trademark of Kokoro Dance’s twenty-six year history of dance creation.