One hundred more is urgently informed by our current socio-political climate, which has produced a groundswell of bodies resisting and moving in collective anger, captured and replayed in an endless torrent of images. Centred on an iconic gesture of resistance, the work is an incremental choreography of personal physical strategies the artists deploy as women of colour and mothers. This first collaboration by Chambers and Young, Canadian choreographers based in Vancouver and Berlin respectively, creates a steadily mounting tension through rhythmic movements both archival and emergent. Set to a pulsating score, this performance is a physical declaration of friendship and resistance.
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Choreography and performance – Justine A. Chambers
Choreography and performance – Laurie Young
Sound – Victoria Cheong
Lights – Emese Csornai
Original sound design – Neda Senai
Costume design and rehearsal direction – Sarah Doucet
Co-production with the Visiting Dance Artist Program, a joint initiative of the National Arts Centre and the Canada Council for the Arts, Agora de la Danse – Montreal, and SOPHIENSÆLE.
Supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe, the Canada Council for the Arts, Dance Victoria’s Chrystal Dance Prize, British Columbia Arts Council and the Goethe – Institut.
These performances are supported by the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ International Guest Performance Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.
Photos by Oliver Look, Gianmarco Bresadola