Written on the Body

“Written on the body is a secret code only visible in certain lights, the accumulations of a lifetime gather there.”
-Jeanette Winterson

Helping Hand

As you may have heard, I spent part of the winter at the Banff Centre working on composing for a new project – and now that summer is upon us,  little bits of and pieces of it are surfacing! Written on the Body is a collaboration between Gentle Party (harp, violin, and cello) with tap dancer Dayna Szyndrowski and vocalist Britt MacLeod. Inspired by text from Jeanette Winterson and Gao Xingjian, it is an interdisciplinary piece with visuals, dance, and music that explores our complex relationship to our bodies.

We performed a very small excerpt of it at the Bc Buds Festival at the Firehall a few weeks ago, and are very excited to perform a 15 minute excerpt of it at the next Dances for a Small Stage at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts in a few weeks! The full production will be mounted later this fall.

June 20th & 21st, 8pm
Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
Dances for a Small Stage
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You can read more about the project here: www.writtenonthebody.ca