Fri 26.10.201820:30 - 21:30KVS, BrusselKVS BOX
Sat 27.10.201820:30 - 21:30KVS, BrusselKVS BOX
Pour is a work that explores the vulnerability and strength of women, uncovering the pain they absorb in their bodies through a society that does not support them. Like her previous works, Daina Ashbee has created a dark work that confronts its audiences. Yet, for the first time, layers of joy and celebration pierce the tension that is manifested throughout the performance.
Choreographically, Ashbee hopes to transform energy through performance and liberate her desires to occupy space with her body and even play amongst and against the frameworks she feels warped her self-image as an adolescent. She used her own menstrual cycle as the hub of her interest throughout the development of the work.
Her synthetic set design mimics natural landscape. Her use of repetition evokes transformation which hints towards many possibilities for a resolution, while maintaining an intense vulnerability between the performer and the audience. The courageous performance traverses states of liberation, control, pain, beauty and catharsis in a live and intimate setting.
In Pour, KVS is showing work by a rising young star in the international dance firmament. Daina Ashbee is conspicuous for her provocative and pioneering work. According to the American Dance Magazineshe is one of the ‘25 to watch’. And in 2017 she also appeared in the list of most promising artists in the renowned German magazine TANZ. She has shown her most recent work at the Venice Biennale and the Munich Dance Biennale.
CREATION DAINA ASHBEE CHOREOGRAPHY & SET DESIGN DAINA ASHBEE INTERPRETED BY PAIGE CULLEY LIGHTING DESIGN HUGO DALPHOND MUSIC JEAN-FRANÇOIS BLOUIN UNDERSTUDY ÉMILIE MORIN OUTSIDE EYES ANDREW TAY & ANGELIQUE WILKIE TECHNICAL DIRECTION KARINE GAUTHIER TOUR DIRECTOR ARELI MORAN DANCERS IN REHEARSAL 2015 - 2016 PAIGE CULLEY, STEPHANIE FROMENTIN, CLARA FUREY, ESTHER GAUDETTE, ÉMILIE MORIN DAINA ASHBEE IS AN ASSOCIATE ARTIST AT CENTRE DE CRÉATION O VERTIGO – CCOV. | DAINA ASHBEE PRODUCTION DAINA ASHBEE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CENTRE DE CRÉATION O VERTIGO PRODUCTION DIRECTOR ANDRÉ HOULE - CENTRE DE CRÉATION O VERTIGO ADMINISTRATION VALERIE BUDDLE - CENTRE DE CRÉATION O VERTIGO COMMUNICATION CHRISTEL DURAND - CENTRE DE CRÉATION O VERTIGO COORDINATION GAÉTAN PARÉ - CENTRE DE CRÉATION O VERTIGO