The Dance Centre presents the Global Dance Connections series
Justine A. Chambers + Laurie Young
One hundred more
October 13-14, 2022
Scotiabank Dance Centre
The Dance Centre acknowledges that it is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. It is an honour and a privilege for us to be guests in their lands. We are grateful.
I am so pleased to be able to bring One hundred more to Vancouver. Justine and Laurie are exceptional artists who think issues through thoroughly, engaging their passion and commitment to dance and asserting their roles as artists who care deeply about their impact.
They approach the politics of dance through a strong sense of empathy, building alliances that help reinforce their roles in dance as agents of change. Trained as classical dancers, engaging with some of world’s most renowned contemporary dance artists, they boldly stepped into the uncertain world of independent dance, making their mark. Through often small gestures from daily life, they create big statements that resonate long after the dance has finished. They are fearless and continue to search for joy in what they do, while sending the message that each of us has a role to play to make the world a better place.
I am confident that you will enjoy the work of these powerhouse artists. Thank you for joining us!
Executive Director, The Dance Centre
One hundred more is urgently informed by our current socio-political climate, both at home and abroad, which has produced an ever-greater groundswell of bodies resisting, moving in collective anger, revolt and counter-resistance, 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. Chambers and Young acknowledge their personal stories of resistance are both individual and part of a shared autobiography: an accumulation of gesture, rhythm, grief, and joy that is deeply inscribed in their flesh. Drawing from the dancers/choreographers’ subjectively held memory bank of protest images (both iconic and incidental), they investigate and haptically “learn” all the possible incremental micro-movements leading up to a recognizable expression of resistance. This first collaboration by Chambers and Young, Canadian choreographers based in Vancouver and Berlin respectively, creates a steadily mounting tension of rhythm through archival and emergent movements. Set to a pulsating score, this performance is a physical declaration of resistance and friendship.
Choreographers and performers Justine A. Chambers, Laurie Young
Lighting design Emese Csornai
Sound design and composition by Neda Sanai and performed by Victoria Cheong
Costume design and rehearsal direction Sarah Doucet
Artistic support Kemi Craig, Josh Hite, Lee Su-Feh
Tour production Kaia Shukin
In co-production with Agora de la danse, National Arts Centre, Sophiensaele.
Creative residencies National Arts Centre – Visiting Dance Artist Program, Dance Victoria, Left of Main (Vancouver).
Technical residency: The Dance Centre.
One hundred more is co-produced with the support of the Visiting Dance Artist program, a joint initiative of the National Arts Centre and the Canada Council for the Arts. Funded 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.
We would like to thank Kokoro Dance Theatre Society for their generous support.
Justine A. Chambers is a dance artist living on the traditional and ancestral Coast Salish territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. Her practice considers choreography as an empathic practice rooted in collaborative creation, and the body as a site of a cumulative embodied archive. She is Max Tyler-Hite’s mother. justineachambers.com/
Laurie Young focuses on the embodiment of unauthorized histories and their representation and how relationships are choreographed between human and other than human beings in the theater, museum and city. She has been working in transdisciplinary projects across the fields of dance studies, sensory ethnography and archival practices.
Victoria Cheong is a Toronto-based artist working in music, video and performance. She produces and performs electronic music as New Chance. Her work in music also includes DJing, remixing, and a longtime collaborative practice in contemporary dance. She has exhibited video and sound artwork in Canada and internationally and has created musical offerings for filmmakers and video artists. Other projects include a collaboration with reggae legend Willi Williams, and the musical duo Nice Hands with dancer-poet Aisha Sasha John. New Chance released her full-length LP, Real Time, and accompanying remix album Real Time Remixed in 2021. newchance.biz
Emese Csornai studied architecture at the Technical University of Budapest and fine arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam (BA 2009). Her research in fine arts lead her to lighting design, which two principles keep informing each other in her work as a practicing lighting designer. emesecsornai.com/
Sarah Doucet has spent the majority of her life as a performer, choreographer, rehearsal director, dramaturge and costume designer for various Canadian contemporary dance companies (The Holy Body Tattoo, Vancouver; Animals of Distinction, Montreal, to name her favourites). A recent shift of focus has since led to full-time costume designing for various theatre and dance companies across Canada and for the first time, Berlin.
Neda Sanai is a Berlin-based DJ & producer, their artistic practice moves along a hybrid of various media such as audio, video and performance. Essentially conceiving a mixed media world where the sonic experience is the onset. @nedalot
THE DANCE CENTRE
The Dance Centre was established in 1986 as a resource centre for dance professionals and the public in British Columbia, and offers a range of activities unparalleled in Canadian dance. The Dance Centre offers programs and resources supporting the professional development of artists, presents public performances and events, manages Scotiabank Dance Centre, one of Canada’s leading dance facilities, and works to promote BC dance.
Staff Executive Director Mirna Zagar; Programming Coordinator Raquel Alvaro; Associate Producer Linda Blankstein; Member Services/Outreach Coordinator Nazanin Oghanian; Director of Marketing Heather Bray; Digital Marketing Coordinator Lindsay Curtis; Development Coordinator Anna Ruscitti; Venue and Operations Manager Simran Ghesani; Lead Technician Chengyan Boon; Comptroller Elyn Dobbs; Dance Central Editor Shanny Rann
Board of Directors Jason Wrobleski (Chair); Andrea Reid (Vice-Chair); Annelie Vistica (Treasurer); Tin Gamboa (Secretary); Judith Garay; Linda Gordon; Arash Khakpour; Rosario Kolstee; Anndraya Luui, Rachel Maddock; Katia Oteman
The Dance Centre is grateful for the generous support of The Choreographer’s Circle, Anndraya Luui and the BC Arts Renaissance Fund.
THE CORPORATE LEADER’S CIRCLE
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP – Ingrid M. Tsui, Partner; The Holiday Inn and Suites Vancouver Downtown – Angela van den Byllaard, Sales Manager; Jarislowsky, Fraser Limited – Beau Howes
THE CHOREOGRAPHER’S CIRCLE
Impresario: Charles and Eve Chang Foundation, Anndraya Luui Choreographer: Anonymous, Anonymous, Beau Howes and Genieve Burley, Tony Giacinti (in memory of Lola MacLaughlin, Anne Hildebrandt, ), Stephen Jarislowsky Artistic Director: Linda Blankstein, Marnie Carter, Moh Faris, David Matte; Yosef Wosk OBC Principal Dancer: David Cousins, James Felter, Mike and Kathy Gallagher, Ken Gracie and Philip Waddell, McGrane – Pearson Endowment Fund, Jean Orr, Don and Jane Shumka, Janet and Ron Stern Dance Artist: Anonymous, Anonymous, Ken Alexander, Santa Aloi, Rosario Ancer, Mary and Herb Auerbach, Gary R. Bell, Andrew and Andrea Benzel, Noel Best and Barbara Shuman, Matthew Breech and Shino Watanabe, Richard Cavell and Peter Dickinson, Amanda Collinge, Norm and Dorothy Cross, Count and Countess Enrico and Aline Dobrzensky, Jason Dubois and Clayton Baraniuk, Nicola Follows, Judith Garay, Peter Harmon, Linda Johnston, Emily Klukas, Amy Millar, Kathy Scalzo, Kemo Schedlosky and Mark Gatha, Betty Scheltgen, Ingrid Tsui and Matthew Heemskerk, Annelie and Dan Vistica, Denis Walz, Michael Welters, Jason Wrobleski; Max Wyman and Susan Mertens, Mirna Zagar
THE ARTIST’S CIRCLE
Linda Aristizabal, Brent Belsher, Denis Blais and Paras Terezakis, Val Brandt, Deborah Dragon, Lorna Froidevaux, Lynn B. Johnston, Lorita Leung – The Lorita Leung Dance Association, Barry McKinnon, Dubravko Pajalic, Dr. Mary Robertson, Frank Salisbury, Selma Savage
The operations of The Dance Centre are supported by the Government of Canada, Canada Council for the Arts, the Government of British Columbia, the BC Arts Council, and the City of Vancouver.
Media sponsor: Stir
The VDC Dance Centre Society is a registered charity no. BN 11925 8754 RR0001
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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.