A series of dance performances co-choreographed by Rosalie Wahlfrid
*This project took place as part of STAGES 2017 and is no longer on display
Performers: Carol-Ann Bohrn, Rachelle Bourget, Hilary Crist, Jillian Groening, Ming Hon, Johanna Riley, Camila Schujman, Rosalie Wahlfrid
Location: Fort Garry Place, 20 Fort Street, main entrance on Assiniboine Avenue, wheelchair access at 55 Garry Street entrance
Sunday, August 20, 2pm
Tuesday, August 22, 7pm
Thursday, August 24, 7pm
Pablo Bronstein’s work is often a clash of references, colliding styles and aesthetics that synthesize the stark symmetry of Neo-classicism with the excessive opulence of the Baroque. He is renowned for his use of dance to articulate architectural structures. ForSTAGES, he has choreographed a series of performances developed from a delineated amalgamation of hand gestures and body movements from a Mannerist painting tradition, along with Eastern and Western dance history and court etiquette for the odd arcade-like central hall of Fort Garry Place. The lower two floors of the massive apartment block is an open vault like mall, with a balcony over looking the lower level. It is occupied by a few small business and some civic departmental offices, but has an emptiness that is compounded by its scale. Beyond an irregular flow of the building’s tenants or city employees walking through the lower levels there is a vast emptyiness that Bronstein utlizles as he sets 8 dancers in motion. As they move they articulate space; their gestures and poses come to reflect the building’s bold conflation of architectural styles and reference the ceaseless layering of adornment – as if the dancers’s movements peel it away.