The Dance Centre presents the Global Dance Connections series
COMPAÑÍA SHARON FRIDMAN
HASTA DÓNDE…? + ALL WAYS
Thursday-Saturday October 12-14, 2017 at 8pm
Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St, Vancouver
Post-show artist talkback October 13
One of a new generation of sensational Israeli choreographers, Sharon Fridman has taken the dance world by storm since establishing his company in Madrid a decade ago. His athletic, adventurous work is rooted in contact improvisation techniques, filtered through an innate musicality and an eye for design. Hasta Dónde…? explores the relationship between two men as it evolves through dependency, struggle and harmony. The endlessly fluid lifts and tumbles are propelled by a wonderful surging score. Fridman’s latest work All Ways is a meditation on the multiple paths before us: seven outstanding dancers power through an extreme physical and emotional spectrum, which ranges from fierce urgency to calm contemplation.
An uplifting, powerful experience. - Critical Dance, Singapore
Flowing, intensely physical… a swirling, urgent creation - The Georgia Straight
About Sharon Fridman
Israeli choreographer Sharon Fridman was a dancer with leading companies including the Tadmor Dance Company, the Vertigo Company and Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, before moving to Spain and forming Compañía Sharon Fridman in Madrid in 2006. His works have toured to countries including France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Colombia, South Korea and Singapore, receiving awards at the Choreography Contest Burgos-New York, Prize ICC Alicia Alonso, Choreographic Contest of Madrid, International Theater and Dance Fair of Huesca, Tanzplatform of Bern or Max Award. The work of the company is based on the language of contact improvisation, deconstructing and exploring the technique to create a dramatic language which evolves in the hands of the dancers. In addition to many works for the stage, Fridman has created large-scale, open air site-specific performances for as many as 70 participants. Fridman’s works are also in the repertoires of companies including Ballet Nacional de Paraguay, LaMov Compañía de Danza (Spain), Vertigo Dance Company (Israel), Compagnie Jus de la Vie (Sweden) and Compañía Nacional de Danza (Spain).
Tickets: $32 regular/$24 students and seniors
Duration: 60 minutes
This show includes nudity
Photo: Ignacio Urrutia