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Contemporary Dance: Love Me Tender by Cas Public
September 16, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$20
Early show! 7:00 Start time. There is no bar or concessions. Feel free to bring a water-bottle, and please arrive in time to be seated shortly before 7:00.
“Lumière, éclairage, ombres, reflets, couleurs tous ces objets de la recherche ne sont pas tout à fait des êtres réels : ils n’ont comme les fantômes d’existence que visuelle.” -Maurice Merleau-Ponty
Tempting fate, Hélène Blackburn rises to the challenge of her first in situ work featuring several different versions: outdoors or indoors, by day or by night. With an urban set, clever low-tech lighting, and contagious energy, Love Me Tender has panache ! Produced with minimal resources, this hymn to resilience echoes with lost innocence and the feel of a bygone era.
Artistic direction and choreography : Hélène Blackburn
Choreography : Hélène Blackburn in collaboration with Cai Glover
Assistant to the Choreographer : Cai Glover
Lighting Design : Étienne Fournier
Music : Martin Tétreault, Dear Criminals and Alexandre Désilets
Costume Designer : Michael Slack
Technical Direction & Sound : Emmanuel Landry
Photography : Claudia Chan Tak, Vanessa Fortin and David Wong
For all audiences
Duration : To be confirmed
Year of creation : 2020
Love Me Tender is a creation of Cas Public. It has benefited of creative residencies : Agora de la danse (Montreal, Canada), Maison de la culture du Plateau Mont-Royal (Montreal, Canada) Maison de la culture Montréal-Nord (Montreal, Canada) et Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (Montreal, Canada).
ABOUT CAS PUBLIC
Founded in 1989 by choreographer Hélène Blackburn, Cas Public favours a research process in choreographic creation founded on the renewal of contemporary approaches to dance. In 2001, the company successfully carved out a niche in the young audience market with the goal of introduction the public to contemporary dance and contributing to its development. Cas Public thus defines itself as a contemporary dance company dedicated to producing works for general audiences. Recognized for its high-energy, high-performance dance, Cas Public has staked its reputation on the exceptional quality of its works coupled with its presence on national and international stages.
Co-presented by the Yukon Arts Centre
Funding from the Government of Canada, Canada Council for the Arts, and Yukon Government. Sponsored by the Northwestel Hanging Sky Tour and Yukon Brewing
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