Davida Monk

The Dance Centre presents the Global Dance Connections series

Davida Monk

Ashes for Beauty

Thursday-Saturday May 23-25, 2019 | 8pm
Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St, Vancouver

Post-show artist talkback May 24


Calgary-based Davida Monk has been an influential figure on the Canadian dance scene for over three decades. A prolific choreographer, performer, teacher and mentor, her rich repertoire of works finds inspiration in myth and literature, as well as the natural environment. This program celebrates her achievements with three pieces. Her evocative Ashes for Beauty, specially remounted for seven Vancouver dancers, explores ideas of metamorphosis and transformation. Monk dances a new solo created for her by Alberta choreographer Helen Husak; and Paras Terezakis of Kinesis Dance somatheatro premieres a duet performed by Monk and Arash Khakpour, based on the classical Greek tragedy Antigone.

Duration: 65 minutes + intermission 
This performance includes haze

For Antigone
Choreographer: Paras Terezakis
Dancers: Arash Khakpour, Davida Monk
Dramaturg: Andreas Kahre

The Return
Choreographer:  Helen Husak
Dancer: Davida Monk

Ashes for Beauty
Choreographer: Davida Monk
Dancers: Naomi Brand, Shauna Elton, Arash Khakpour, Walter Kubanek, Erin Lequereux, Hilary Maxwell, Kirsten Wiren
Understudy: Meredith Kalaman
Rehearsal Assistant: Emmalena Fredriksson

For the Production:

Composer: Allan Gordon Bell
Costume Design: Angela Dale
Lighting: Steve Isom

Lecture: Saturday May 11, 2pm | Free admission

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Global Dance Connections Contemporary dance series 2018-2019

November 6-8 WArd/waRD-Ann Van den Broek
January 21-22, 28-29 Company 605
January 24-26 Liu Kuan-Hsiang 
January 31-February 2 Victoria Hunt
April 4-6 Simon Mayer
May 23-25 Davida Monk

Photos: Tim Nguyen Citrus Photography