SNAFU Dance Theatre’s Ingrid Hansen answers some questions about Pretty Little Instincts.
Liz Peterson speaks about Express Yourself, a play about finding truth and connection in performing, playing at Hub 14 as part of this year’s SummerWorks Festival. I interviewed Liz about how this play came to fruition and its development along the way.
Susanna Hood, creator of Shudder and artistic director of hum dansoundart, speaks about remounting a work, replacing herself and finding her voice.
LR: Susanna, you are dealing with an injury — how have you adapted the rehearsal process for Shudder to accommodate this?
SH: The main adjustment has been to replace myself with a performer who I really trust. Linnea Swan has performed the role once before, and I’m happy to have the chance to deepen my work with her in this piece.
LR: What is Combat all about?
AC: Combat takes us into a mundane office in what might be Toronto where a young woman, returning from working in a conflict-zone overseas, attempts to re-enter society. Here she finds the tiny conflicts and bids for power amplified. Removed from the sensory experience of war she watches as her office becomes a battleground.
It’s Lucy again (Blue Ceiling dance director, dancer, choreographer, multi-disciplinary performer and person very curious about how artists make their work) with some interviews involving members of SummerWorks Festival productions with a dance or physical focus. Hope you enjoy them!
First up: an interview with Director Kevin Michael Shea of Common Descent’s production Hero and Leander.