A Crazy Kind of Hope
Sarah Chase/Dreamwalker Dance Company
Friday, October 6
LSPU Hall, 8pm
This 8pm show also features Leftovers (Josh Martin).
Photo by Chris Randle
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A Crazy Kind of Hope
A Crazy Kind of Hope is an intimate solo performance combining beautifully articulate, hypnotic movement patterns with stories of hope and heartbreak. The piece is made in the unique dance-storytelling form of choreographer Sarah Chase who devises movement patterns to provoke private memories and personal stories from the exquisite and eloquent dancer, co-creator/performer, Andrea Nann. In the piece, Nann introduces a few simple numbered patterns of movement gestures. These patterns begin to intersect and harmonize, creating a heightened poetic landscape, where Andrea’s own spoken stories unfold into realms of water, flowers, surf, loss, and love.
Conceived and directed by Sarah Chase
In creation with performer Andrea Nann
Stage Manager: Jennifer Lee
Lighting Designer: James Proudfoot
Music: Antoine Bedard and Justin Rutledge
Sarah Chase / Creator & director
Sarah Chase, artistic director of Astrid Dance since 2009, is a celebrated choreographer and performer. Based in Ontario until 2004, Sarah is now an artist in her home province of British Columbia and has taken the helm of Vancouver-based Astrid Dance. Her work has toured extensively throughout Canada and Europe since 1996 where she also performed in the works of Raimund Hoghe and Benoit Lachambre. She has created commissions for Toronto Dance Theatre, Peggy Baker Dance Projects, Andrea Nann and Dreamwalker Dance, Robin Poitras and Ron Stewart, Montreal Danse, and Theatre Replacement. She is an Associate Artist of the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Sarah was the recipient of the Jaqueline Lemiuex Award in 2004.
Andrea Nann / Co-creator & performer
Originally from Vancouver, Andrea Nann is now a Toronto based contemporary dance artist, artistic director of Dreamwalker Dance Company and creator of The Whole Shebang and The Ontario Shebang. Andrea creates works for the stage, film, and various outdoor sites. She was resident artist of Soulpepper Theatre Company (2012-2014), Young Centre for the Performing Arts (2008-2012), and Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre (2008-2009); and visiting artist at FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre (St Catharines 2015-2016), River Run Centre (Guelph 2013-2015), Burlington Performing Arts Centre (2014-2016), City of Kingston/Grand Theatre (2013-2015), Brock Centre for the Arts (St. Catharines, 2013-2015), Pia Bouman’s School for Creative Ballet & Movement (2013), Scotiabank Dance Centre (Vancouver 2013), Shadbolt Centre for the Arts (Burnaby 2006-2007), and the Iris Garland Visiting Choreographer at Simon Fraser University (2012). Andrea was a member of Danny Grossman Dance Company for 15 years and is currently a member of Peggy Baker Dance Projects. In 2016 Andrea was recognized as Artist of the Year for her contributions to the Performing Arts touring sector in Ontario.