Three new dance works:
ALL FOR YOU
Ralph Escamillan was first introduced to Janet Jackson at an early age—whose music was a staple in the rotating playlist curated by his mother, and the auditory backdrop for cleaning the house each week. Jackson’s body of work and iconism has influenced Ralph and the work created through FakeKnot. This new piece for EDAM celebrates and honours Jackson’s contributions to music, by exhibiting the first 15 minutes from the All For You Tour (2002). Without any musical accompaniment—the sound of moving bodies, the rustle of fabric, and the creak of the dance floor become the soundscape that pairs with this dance. Dancers: Rina Pellerin, Ross Wirtanen, Ralph Eacamillan
Pass this on
Work created by Kate Franklin and dancers Justine A. Chambers and Hannah Richard, with sound by Jeremy O’Neill, Pass This On is about being connected to each other through shared time, place, and pursuit.
Pile On II
EDAM’s Artistic Director Peter Bingham brings to the stage a directed dance improvisation, which gives space for the strange, peripheral, vulnerable, and playful to unfold. Building on the ensemble’s research into associative vocal interjections and supported by EDAM’s creative grounds in Contact Improvisation, seven dancers navigate spatial and sensorial parameters. Above all, the work underscores the intrinsic care, trust, and commitment between the eight adept performers: Anne Cooper, Francesca Frewer, Hayley Gawthrop, Arash Khakpour, Alex Mah, Diego Romero, Olivia Shaffer, and Antonio Somera Jr.
Lighting Design by James Proudfoot