Lesley Telford | Inverso


The Dance Centre presents the Global Dance Connections series
Lesley Telford | Inverso
Three Sets/Relating At A Distance
Thursday-Saturday April 20-22, 2017 at 8pm
Post-show talkback April 21
Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $32/$24 students and seniors from Tickets Tonight: 604.684.2787 www.ticketstonight.ca Info www.thedancecentre.ca

Dance, poetry and music come together in Three Sets/Relating At A Distance, a triple bill of varied and beautiful works by Vancouver choreographer Lesley Telford. The program features the first section of Telford’s upcoming full-length creation, Spooky Action At A Distance, which is inspired by Einstein's famous phrase referring to particles that are so closely linked, they share the same existence. Created in collaboration with poet Barbara Adler, the piece seeks to extend the theory to human connections in our phenomenally interconnected world. A new extended version of If, a trio based on Anne Carson's poem, and the duet My tongue, your ear, with text by Wislawa Szymborska, complete the program.

Telford's choreography brings together a technically rigorous vocabulary and a thought-provoking approach, refined by her years dancing with major international companies such as Spain’s Compañia Nacional de Danza, and the world-famous Nederlands Dans Theater 1. Since returning to her hometown of Vancouver in 2014 she has continued to create for companies at home and abroad, most recently Ballet BC. If was originally created for a Nederlands Dans Theater workshop in 2007, and My tongue, your ear, in 2010 at the Korzo Theatre in the Netherlands: these performances will be the Canadian premieres. 

Lesley Telford was born in Vancouver, trained in Montreal at L´École Supérieur de Danse du Québec, and danced professionally with major companies including Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Nacho Duato´s Compañia Nacional de Danza in Spain, and Netherlands Dans Theater 1 where she worked with choreographers such as Jiri Kylian, Paul Lightfoot and Sol Leon, William Forsythe, Ohad Naharin, Johan Inger, Crystal Pite and others, and performed in major theatres worldwide. She is on faculty at Arts Umbrella’s Professional Dance Program, directing the Performance Research Program (PReP), and also gives workshops and classes in companies and schools internationally. As a choreographer, Telford has created for Ballet BC, Netherlands Dans Theater 1, Hubbard Street Dance Company 2, Compañia Nacional de Danza 2, International Project for Dance in Rome (DAF), Ballet Vorpommern, Butler Ballet, University of Utah and Arts Umbrella Dance Company. She founded Inverso Productions in 2012, an interdisciplinary platform through which she created the full-length work Brittle Failure which toured to Spain, the Netherlands and Canada. She won the Pretty Creatives choreographic competition at Northwest Dance Project in 2014. Telford has a Master of Arts in Cultural Production at the joint program of the University of Salzburg and the Mozarteum, and she was also a fellow in a joint research project with the Zurich University of the Arts. She was selected by Crystal Pite for the Vancouver Mayor's Arts Award 2015 as emerging artist in dance. She is a Dance Centre Artist-in-Residence for the 2016-2017 season. www.lesleytelford.com

Global Dance Connections Contemporary dance series 2016-2017

October 20-22 Noam Gagnon | Vision Impure
January 18-20 Jan Martens
February 2-4 Alessandro Sciarroni
February 16-18 Tara Cheyenne Performance + Silvia Gribaudi
March 1-4 Kinesis Dance somatheatro
April 6-8 Zab Maboungou | Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata
April 20-22 Lesley Telford | Inverso
May 25-27 Wen Wei Dance

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