Sphere of Banished Suffering
Sook-Yin Lee
Thursday, October 5
LSPU Hall, 8pm

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Sphere of Banished Suffering

Three Dancers embody one woman at different times in her life: a braided narrative woven together where disruptive forces create fractures, collisions, and connections delving into the struggles of girlhood, young adulthood, and womanhood. The work continues to evolve over time and reflects the physical and psychological transformation of “Jennifer”.

Created and directed by Sook-Yin Lee in collaboration with Jenn Goodwin, Mairi Greig and Charlie McGettigan and Adam Litovitz.
Commissioned by Jenn Goodwin

Sook-Yin Lee, filmmaker, musician, actor, artist, dance-maker, and CBC broadcaster starred in Shortbus, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. She won the 2014 Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance in Jack and wrote and directed the movies, Year of the Carnivore and the upcoming, Octavio is Dead!

Jenn Goodwin is a dance artist, curator, and programmer/producer.  She recently received her Masters of Visual Studies in Curatorial Studies at the University of Toronto. Over the last 20 years her dance work and short films have been shown across Canada and internationally. Goodwin has worked with Toronto’s Nuit Blanche since it’s inception in 2006 and has curated performance and exhibitions for Summerworks Festival (2016), The Drake Hotel, and Harbourfront Centre. She lives in Toronto with her husband and their two sons.

Mairi Greig is an independent dance artist based in Toronto. She has performed with Toronto Dance Theatre, Bill Coleman and Peggy Baker Dance Projects, amongst others. Greig is working on a second edition of her choreographic comic publication Drawing Thinking of You Dancing. She also works with textiles.

My name is Charlie, I’m ten years old. I have two guinea pigs. I go to Romania every summer. I don’t like how some people are cruel to other people and animals. I think everyone should be treated the same. I want to be a brain surgeon when I grow up.

Adam Litovitz has contributed to The Globe and Mail, New York Magazine, Vulture, and Hazlitt. He is in the duo JOOJ with frequent collaborator Sook-Yin, and they co-created the original music score for the film Year of the Carnivore with Buck 65, and the upcoming score for Sook-Yin’s second feature.

Gabriel Cropley is a Toronto based lighting designer and three-time Dora Mavor Moore award nominee. Recent credits include Kambule (Ballet Creole), Punyah Krishna (Sampradaya Dance Creations), Jewish Radio Hour (Teatron Theatre), through your eyes (Alias Dance Projects (Dora nomination)), Mapiko (NAfro Dance (Winnipeg)), and 5 Elements (Little Pear Garden Dance Company). Gabriel has had the privilege of collaborating with Peggy Baker Dance Projects, BoucharDanse, Expect Theatre, Julia Sasso Dance, dreamwalker dance, Sook-Yin Lee, Forcier StageWorks, Soulpepper Global Cabaret, RAW Taiko Drummers, Ritmo Flamenco, Tribal Crackling Wind and Toronto Dance Theatre.