Date: Thursday April 18th, 2024

Time: 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm

Cost: Reserve Entry by Making a Donation

Join us for an evening of contemporary dance courtesy of Dance//Novella. Night is the Mother is a new work by the North Vancouver-based dance collective that was created during a residency at The Polygon in January.

Two performances take place at 6:00pm and 7:00pm.
Limited capacity.

Reserve entry by making a donation here.

About the performance
The 6 unique performers are challenged to embody each scene as a separate world or timeline to exist within; one being a bleak and dystopian environment, and the other as a place of fantasy and regenerative memory. Feelings of survival, fear and the desire to uphold a sense of community emanate throughout the work. In the end, both spectator and performer are left to examine their own complex relationships to how they perceive themselves and the world around them.

CHOREOGRAPHY: Dance//Novella (Racheal Prince & Brandon Lee Alley) in collaboration with the artists
MUSIC + SOUND DESIGN: Brandon Lee Alley, Evil Minded Blues by Virginia Liston
PERFORMERS: Bryn Bridgen, Kiera Hill, Yuha Tomita, Juan Duarte, Will Jessup, Tara Williamson Campbell
LIGHTING: Chengyan Boon
LENGTH: 35 min

About Dance//Novella
Dance//Novella (D//N) was founded in 2019 by Brandon Lee Alley and Racheal Prince. The collective was formed to create new dance works through cross-disciplinary partnerships and collaborations. D//N takes inspiration from the current social climate and challenges itself to find new and exciting ways to make dance more accessible for a wider audience. Brandon and Racheal are both former members of the world-renowned Ballet BC and draw inspiration and knowledge from their unique experiences while working with the company. Since its inception, D//N has created seven original works, the most prominent being “When The Walls Come Down”, a dance theatre performance that tells the story of Carolin Hébert. The work is performed in American Sign Language and utilises technology to make the experience equally accessible for the hearing and Deaf communities.

Night is the Mother is made possible by the generous support of D//N donors, North Vancouver Recreation and Culture, the Hamber Foundation, The Dance Centre BC and The Polygon Gallery.

  • The Polygon Gallery

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