Backbone

Red Sky Performance

Canada
dance
Duration 65 min.
Booth 359
Monument-National
Artistic Direction: Sandra Laronde
For 18 years, this Toronto-based company directed by Sandra Laronde, has been the bold proponent of contemporary Indigenous dance steeped in culture. Backbone ferociously brings to life the electricity, circuitry, and impulses of the sentient land as it emerges from millions of years of restlessness. The powerful, compelling musical score enwraps the performers’ bodies; percussion, throat-singing and layers of sound interweave to create a rhythmic score. In highly physical solos, duets, and ensembles, the dancers interpret nature’s spine and landscapes and embody Indigenous mapping and Western cartography. A veritable seismic tremor, Backbone pulsates to a visceral momentum that is irresistibly hypnotic and spellbinding. Director: Sandra Laronde Choreographer: Jera Wolfe with Sandra Laronde and Ageer Music: Rick Sacks Lighting: Michel Charbonneau Video: Andy Moro; Carla Ritchie Dancers: Ageer, Eddie Elliott, Lonii Garnons-Williams, Samantha Halas, Lindsay Harpham, Philippe Larouche, Julie Pham, Jera Wolfe, Cameron Fraser-Monroe.
Represented by
Niels Gamm Red Sky Performance
Todd Jordan Paquin Artists Agency
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