Winnipeg’s Union Station Comes to Life with a Site Specific Contemporary Dance.
Set to an original score and featuring an explosive cast of performers, a r r i v a l s & d e p a r t u r e s, supported by The Winnipeg Arts Council and produced in association with Via Rail, is a turbulent mix of dance, music and visual theatre
On April 19th & 20th Winnipeg’s Union Station rotunda will erupt with urgent movement and sporadic dialogues that are at one moment energetic, and at the next tender. The journey will be riveting, unpredictable and acutely unfeigned.
a r r i v a l s & d e p a r t u r e s is The Lime Project Dance Company’s new 50min site specific contemporary dance created for Winnipeg’s Union Station.
Choreographed by Winnipeg choreographer, Nina Patel, with music composed by Winnipeg’s Joel Klaverkamp, the dancers Rachelle Bourget, Carol-Ann Bohrn, Branwyn Bundon and Alexandra Scarola are tested to their limits. a r r i v a l s & d e p a r t u r e s exists in a world inspired by the ghosts of Union Station - vibrant, significant moments in life that have passed through the station resonate in a significant, undeniable way. The ghosts of history yearning to tell their stories.
The audience will be able to move through the rotunda during the dance, making a choice whether to stand or walk within the rotunda while the dancers perform. Each audience member will have a different experience. Inherently, the audience will become the train station pedestrian traffic that might have existed during the intensely personal and significant moments in time that once happened in Winnipeg’s Union Station.
The 5th Dancer
The inspiration behind a r r i v a l s & d e p a r t u r e s and the decision to create a site-specific dance at Winnipeg’s Union Station is based on a desire to examine how dance can communicate a site’s historical, emotional, and social context to an audience; by creating relationships within the specific site. When a dance piece is conceived in relation to a particular place the location becomes as much a part of the performance as the dancer’s body. Brought out into the world, the dance can expand, engage with new audiences, and help reinvigorate a sense of communal space.
Tickets are now available to purchase online. Tickets are $30.00 or $20.00 for students/seniors. Reservations will be accepted. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door.
Visit www.thelimeproject.com to purchase tickets online or call 204 899 1811 for further information.
Posted on Monday, April 1st 2013