In August 2017, The Dietrich Group invites you to PORTRAIT at SummerWorks Festival. Witness exquisite artists Danielle Baskerville and Robert Kingsbury in DA Hoskins’ reconstruction of a work initiated close to ten years ago.
“A delicious dichotomy continues throughout the work reminding us that there is as much struggle as joy in artistic creation.” — The Globe and Mail
PORTRAIT was first mounted at the former Theatre Centre to critical acclaim and was subsequently selected for the Festival TransAmériques (FTA) in Montreal. A multi-disciplinary dance work with a sound-score by Gilles Goyette and video by Nico Stagias, PORTRAIT lingers in the liminal spaces between performance art, theatre, dance and film, highlighting the creative act itself and dynamics between artist, audience and muse.
Thursday, August 3rd — Sunday, August 13th
Ticket Price: $15, $25, or $35
The Theatre Centre — Franco Boni Theatre
1115 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON
Funding generously provided by Ontario Arts Council
Piano generously provided by Steinway Piano Gallery Canada
Lina Cruz’s Room #7 is a space-time for three intriguing females, evolving as characters of a comic strip. Legendary performers Louise Bédard, Karen Kaeja and Claudia Moore are a territorial trio, revealing themselves as unusual heroines claiming the right to their small chaotic world, a world including their stage confidant, musician-performer Philippe Noireaut.
DA Hoskins, an artist who thrives on the vitality and expressive immediacy of dance, creates a potent reflection of the self, personally and collectively, in BIRD NESTING IN FINGERS IN BLOOM. Powerful and poetic, DA’s quartet for Cloud 9 is a wordless collision of experience that binds the players’ bodies in a sharing of understanding, a wisdom that renders the illuminations of the self, tactile. Performed by Larry Hahn, Karen Kaeja, Claudia Moore and Robert Regala.
Tuesday, May 9 – 8:00pm
Wednesday, May 10 – 8:00pm
Saturday, May 13 – 8:00pm
Thursday, May 18 – 8:00pm
Friday, May 19 – 8:00pm
Saturday, May 20 – 2:00pm
At The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St. West
Cloud 9 Room #7 / BIRD NESTING IN FINGERS IN BLOOM will be performed on alternating evenings Kaeja d’Dance CRAVE / DEFIANT
The Coating Project is a guerrilla undertaking by The Dietrich Group. Through it, we explore the body in the vast landscape of the Hearn Generating Station. Images of its singular spaces are layered and inundate the viewer. This work, in partnership with Luminato, offered Visual Artist/Artistic Director DA Hoskins the opportunity to explore the residuals of a once-inhabited landscape. This is a physiological excavation and play of archetypes, suggestive abstractions and occupation.
For more information, visit luminatofestival.com
For his newest work, DA Hoskins collaborates with the exceptional dance artists Emily Law and Naishi Wang. Premiering March 10th — 13th 2016 at The Collective Space, a former sound stage, at 221 Sterling Road, studio 5 in the emerging Lower Junction Triangle.
“There is a lake in Northern Ontario called Florence. Nature, this place, my experiences camping and portaging — all have inspired The Dietrich Group’s newest work. FLORENCE is both about the act of seeing and being immersed in the view; like the simultaneous experience of looking at a landscape, and being a part of nature. An exploration of the body in a landscape, FLORENCE sets out to find physical intimacy in silhouette — the intimacy of the player playing and the watcher watching, and that which is in between.” — DA Hoskins
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