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Susanna Hood, Shudder: 2011 SummerWorks Dance Interviews

Susanna Hood

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.

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Allison Cummings on Combat: 2011 SummerWorks Dance Interviews

Allison Cummings, co-director of a joint production by tiny bird theatre and Sore for Punching You, reveals a bit about Combat, premiering at SummerWorks Festival.

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.

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Kevin Michael Shea and Hero and Leander: 2011 SummerWorks Dance Interviews

 

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.

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