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CANCELLED Arash Khakpour & Emmalena Fredriksson

UNTITLEdISTANCEs weaves an intricate web of duets within an ensemble, about people who grew up far from here – and far from each other. Deploying dance and text, these encounters investigate notions of ‘self’ and ‘other’, cultural identity, race and gender. Seven virtuosic performers dance, entertain, inquire and challenge each other, touching on universal themes from togetherness, ageing and love, to climate change and migration. Moving between the political and the poetic, the provocative and the abstract, seriousness and silliness, the work attempts to feel and reveal this moment in time. Choreographed and performed by Arash Khakpour and Emmalena Fredriksson, with dancers Isabelle Kirouac Arevalo, Luciana D’Anunciacao, Natalie Gan, Juolin Lee, and Diego Romero.

  • Thursday-Saturday December 3-5, 2020 | 8pm

  • Scotiabank Dance Centre


  • This event is cancelled

About the series:

The Global Dance Connections 2020-2021 series features exciting mixed programs from Mary-Louise Albert, Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY, and Alexa Mardon, Francesca Frewer and Erika Mitsuhashi; plus full evening works by Arash Khakpour and Emmalena Fredriksson, and Israeli choreographer Hillel Kogan.


Tickets will go on sale approximately two months prior to each show.
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Due to COVID-19, live performances will be physically-distanced with very limited capacity. Please note the following:

· Advance sales only: we will not be selling tickets at the door
· Patrons should arrive no earlier than 30 minutes prior to the show, or as directed by staff
· Patrons are asked to follow physical distancing protocols and procedures at our venue. Patrons must wear masks when entering the venue, and are encouraged to wear masks in the theatre during the performance.
· The bar will be closed
· If you are sick, please STAY HOME – we will be happy to refund your ticket

Most Global Dance Connections shows will also be filmed for streaming on our YouTube channel for a limited time, at a later date. Details TBA.



Presented through the Artist-in-Residence program

Choreographers/performers: Arash Khakpour and Emmalena Fredriksson
Rehearsal director: Kate Franklin
Dramaturg/outside eye: Raina von Waldenburg
Performers: Isabelle Kirouac, Natalie Tin Yin Gan, Luciana Freire D’Anunciação, Diego Romero, Dario Dinuzzi, Juolin Lee
Sound designer/editor/music consultant: Alex Mah
Costume Designer: Elika Mojtabaei
Lighting Designer: Kyla Gardiner

Photos: Yvonne Chew and Rob Trendiak