Voirelia invites you to join us for an "in the studio" experience with "Dracula's Garden" - a series of contemporary dance works inspired by Gothic literature. Each dance work is like a poem - telling its own unique story, and inspired by different poem or text. Join us in this behind-the-scenes atmosphere to experience these works in a unique way!
Dracula's Garden contemporary dance series explores Gothic literature: its stories, creatures, and themes. The showing will include several brief contemporary dance works. Three dancers work with pointe shoes to re-imagine the relationship between ballet, bodies, beauty, movement, and ballet symbols. We use the pointe shoes in different ways on the body and anything can happen: hands can become feet, human arms can become scorpion legs. Let these dance poems transport you into the tales of night creatures, the uncanny, and the supernatural.
A selection of dance works in various stages will be shared - some in progress, some improvised, and some that have been completed after many hours of choreography and research.
Admission: By donation
Space is limited and on a first come basis - arrive early!
More about Dracula's Garden series:
We are interested in how Gothic literature and its themes evoke a range of emotions, from love to horror. Curiosity, excitement, exploration of something dark or dangerous, adventure, loss, deformation, search for humanity – the themes reflected in these stories that continue to appeal to us many decades after they were written. More info: voirelia.com/repertoire/draculas-garden/.
Accessibility information: the studio is wheelchair-accessible. Some seating will be available in chairs and some seating will be available on the studio floor.
We respectfully acknowledge that this event will take place on the ancestral and unceded lands of the səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) Nations.