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Performance | Global Dance Connections series

Bill Coleman

In Dollhouse, Canadian contemporary dance master and choreographer Bill Coleman portrays a figure whose whole world is literally falling in around him. Inhabiting a cluttered room which collapses and breaks at his every touch, he shares the stage with sound artist Gordon Monahan, whose unique score accompanies the descent into theatrical disintegration. Coleman resembles a modern fakir, as he suffers through painful yet comical situations on his way to sonic and visual chaos. Wildly original and virtually unclassifiable, Dollhouse encompasses tap dancing, performance art and sound installation, using mechanical and electronic objects, both handmade and found, to deliver surprising and dazzling images and rhythms.

Post-show talkback March 13

  • Thursday-Saturday March 12-14, 2020 | 8pm

  • Scotiabank Dance Centre


  • $35 regular | $27 seniors | $22 students

  • 60 minutes

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Cast + Production Credits

Concept, dance, performance – Bill Coleman

Music, sound, visuals –  Gordon Monahan

Additional design – Pierre Lavoie & David Gaucher

Photos – Daniel Paquet, Paul-Antoine Taillefer

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