Vancouver International Dance Festival presents Rhodnie Désir.
OW’T TRAIL RETROSPEK is a conversation between the present and the past, voiced through the channelling body of Rhodnie Désir, where more than 130 testimonies collected on 7 lands of the Americas still reside.
The choreographer, driven by a desire and a need to transcend her origins, has immersed herself in the African cultures and rhythms of peoples deported to the Americas. On stage and accompanied by two maestro musicians, Rhodnie Désir is supported by these majestic rhythms, while her body is mysteriously enveloped by video projections and memories connecting the audience to the universe of her travels.
This performance has achieved the highest honours: the Grand Prix and the Envol Award (Prix de la danse de Montréal 2020), “25 to Watch” from the Dance Magazine of New York and a career nomination “Award of Merit for achievement in the performing arts” from APAP NY (2021).