June 13, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21
Venue #1 Tangente
840, Cherrier- Montreal
***Voted best dance performance of the San Francisco Fringe Festival***
inFluxdance enthralls audiences with their integration of dance, theatre, and American Sign Language.
Friend, teacher, mother, son, artist, outlaw, homemaker, consumer – who are you, and who do you want to be?
Who does your mother / boss / dominatrix / president want you to be? ‘Identity Crisis’ is a moving exploration of the role conflicts that arise from post-industrial need diffusion, the commoditization of social structures and the reverse sublimation of blah, blah, blah, blah. You don’t care about that.
You care about this: you will never see modern dance this unpretentious and – dare we say – fun. Brought to you by the twisted yet charming choreographers / dancers / teachers / subversives who brought you Montreal’s (and perhaps the world’s) first ever modern dance food fight, Spirit of the Fringe Montreal ’06, Best Dance Performance San Francisco Fringe ’07, along with…well you will just have to wait and see.
Come join us in this delicious piece of dance insanity, or let yourself wither away in solitude, shame and finally, despair. Your choice.
Here are some audience reviews from SF:
“…A celebration of body language, as expressed through dance and ASL…It’s an amazing celebration of the fleeting and the hopeful. Look no further for ‘Best of the Fringe’.”
“… 5 Stars. I’m one of those “dance isn’t really my thing” guys. However if more dance ensembles put on shows like this one, I would be a convert.”
“… I fell in love with this group at the opening night party, and now I plan to stalk each and every one of these Rockers. Okay maybe not. Maybe I will just send as many people to see their show as possible.”
“… Brilliant, creative and one of the most physically exciting pieces I have ever seen. If you miss this, you will surely end up lost and stapled to the board.”
“…Fabulously original piece! …fantastic music and choreography that definitely kept me on the edge of my seat for the entire show. See these talented out-of-towners while you still can!”
About us (the details):
Alysia and Rose approach their shared interest in accessibility and communication from very different perspectives. Alysia Woodruff’s scholarly work explores the synthesis of the movement languages of American Sign Language (ASL) and modern dance. She is fascinated by the juxtaposition of ASL, a very specific movement language, with modern dance, an abstract form of movement as communication. Another fundamental principle of her work has been providing access to dance for non-traditional artists and underserved populations.
Rose is inspired to make movement accessible via her training in Laban Movement Analysis. She believes that dance is truly a communicative art form. The first way every human communicates is through movement and Rose holds the belief that this remains true throughout life. Her artistic process is anchored in exploring the creative art-making process as a communication process. The results of this exploration are powerful and prove that there are no limits in dance/movement as an art form. Her mission is to inspire and empower people to move their truth and create movement-based art.
Alysia Woodruff and Rose Pasquarello Beauchamp are interested in contemporary dance as a way to build community and facilitate the exchange of ideas. They strive to make dance accessible, innovative ways to communicate through movement and push boundaries of traditional interpreter, dancer and theater roles.