at The Canada Dance Festival
National Arts Centre in Ottawa
June 11, 2012 Canada
April 23, 2012
The Canada Dance Festival (CDF) is Canada’s most prestigious dance festival presenting the best of contemporary dance from across the country. This year, the CDF has invited inDANCE to perform their latest ensemble work for 9 male contemporary dancers, Quicksand and an excerpt of a new solo called Pissing off the Neighbors.
Pissing off the Neighbors (excerpt): inDANCE’s artistic director Hari Krishnan creates and performs Pissing off the Neighbours, a quirky new solo about broken promises, noisy explosions, wacky collisions and foot fetishes. This solo will premiere in July in its entirety at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival as part of The Men Dancers: From the Horse’s Mouth to celebrate the Pillow’s 80th anniversary, and to pay tribute to the Pillow’s founder Ted Shawn.
Quicksand draws inspiration from the construct of Navarasa or nine archetypal moods popular in Indian dance. The work, created by Hari Krishnan, questions and challenges the notions of art, identity, sexuality, culture, and heritage in today’s global world. Quicksand is an original, spiced-up, vulnerable journey into a vivid labyrinth of nine intense human encounters.
Recent press of Quicksand from inDANCE’s Toronto season (April 12-14, 2012):
“In his rambunctiously provocative Quicksand…the very notion of cultural distinction is jettisoned as a multiracial cast of 10 bare-chested men…mash the Navarasa, or nine archetypal moods popular in Indian dance, into a techno-hip, strutting declaration of freedom from the constraints of tradition and conventional sexuality.…. Self-expression is the thematic link between Quicksand’s cascade of bold, surging ensembles and more contemplative solos….” Michael Crabb, The Toronto Star, March 18, 2011
inDANCE is one of Canada’s most progressive dance companies. It presents works that are an original synthesis of artistic director Hari Krishnan’s South Asian and Western aesthetic sensibilities. While respecting the legacy of tradition, inDANCE boldly investigates post-modern evolutions that place the company on a trajectory of imbibing influences from the West into its strong and confident idiom of contemporary Asian cultures. It produces eclectic, sensual, virtuosic and evocative dance creations that challenge dominant discourses on global culture.
To book tickets and for more information: http://canadadance.ca/2012-artists/monday-june-11/