as though i had wings, Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers, Dec 30 2016

 

as

THOUGH

i had

WINGS

THE RACHEL BROWNE THEATRE

2nd floor -211 Bannatyne Ave

Inspired by the poetry of Jaik Josephson, the work and social activism of visual artist Keith Haring (silenced by AIDS in 1990) and the events of the AIDS plague, AS THOUGH I HAD WINGS is Brent Lott’s re ections on the equation SILENCE = DEATH; the rallying cry of ACT UP (AIDS COALITON TO UNLEASH POWER).

Dec 31st

Jan 5-8

Pre show music: Arthur Russell. silenced by AIDS 1992

choreography: BRENT LOTT

In collaboration with WCD dancers:

JOHANNA RILEY, SAM PENNER, BRIANNA FERGUSON, JASMINE ALLARD, WARREN MCCLELLAND, ALEXANDRA WINTERS, BRETT OWEN

Brent is very grateful for the contributions made by all the artists who helped realize this production especially the dancers, jaymez, Dean Cowieson, Shirley Grierson and Jaik Josephson whose poetry inspired this work. He is also grateful to all those who gave him feedback throughout the creative process: Vanessa Macrae, Jaik Josephson, Faye Thomson, Gaile Hiley, Stephanie Ballard, Charlene Kulbaba, Paula Blair, Xemena Munos, D’Arcy Phillips, Chris Curpen and to the VERGE 2016 dancers Emma Beech, Jennifer Bonner, Samarah McRorie and Aaron Michael Paul who contributed much to the creative process.

original music composition SHIRLEY GRIERSON & WILL GRIERSON

live music ASHLEY AU video design jaymez lighting design DEAN COWIESON

poetry JAIK JOSEPHSON costume design ALEX ESPINOSA

songs
I REALLY LOVED HAROLD melanie safka IF IT BE YOUR WILL leonard cohen

Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers
artistic director BRENT LOTT communications and administative director VANESSA MACRAE production manager/technical director JAMES JANSEN stage manager PAIGE LEWIS hang and strike crew MIGUEL FORTIER, HALEY MUMMER, JAMES THURMEIER photogragrapher LEIF NORMAN & FRED MCEVOY archival videographer KAYLA JEANSON marketing design CHRIS LEE

Special thanks to The School of Contemporary Dancers, Nafro, Grant Guy, The Peasant Cookery, Aaron Paul, Investors Group, The Canada Council for the Arts, The Manitoba Arts Council, The Winnipeg Arts Council, Investors Group, RMTC, Cercle Moliere, Masterworks Dance Studio + Royal Dance

Ashley Au

 

Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers

 

 

 

 

WARREN MCCLELLAND, SAM PENNER, JOHANNA RILEY, JASMINE ALLARD, BRETT OWEN , ALEXANDRA WINTERS, BRIANNA FERGUSON

 

 

 

 

 

Choreography by Brent Lott

 

 

 

Jasmine Allard

 

 

 

Ashley Au on Double Bass

 

 

 

 

JOHANNA RILEY, SAM PENNER, BRIANNA FERGUSON, JASMINE ALLARD, WARREN MCCLELLAND, ALEXANDRA WINTERS, BRETT OWEN

 

Brett Owen

 

Alexandra Winters

 

Jasmine Allard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers. Choreography by Brent Lott

 

 

 

 

 

Warren McLelland

 

Sam Penner

 

 

 

Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers

 

 

 

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