Festival features work of more than 100 dancers and choreographers
By Natasha Gauthier, The Ottawa Citizen
Photo courtesy of the Ottawa Citizen
What: 2012 Canada Dance Fest
When: June 8-16
Where: The NAC, Arts Court, La Nouvelle Scène
Works by Crystal Pite, Aszure Barton and Paul-André Fortier will headline the 2012 Canada Dance Festival, which runs June 8-16 at venues around Ottawa. More than 100 Canadian dancers and choreographers will be taking part in this year’s edition of the festival, which showcases the best and newest in contemporary Canadian dance.
The Festival opens June 8 with the world premiere of a new work by Alberta-born, New York-based Aszure Barton. A festival commission, Project XII is described as considering “the hard and the soft, the curved and the sharp memories of the feminine.” It will be performed by seven dancers and to an original score by Lev Zhurbin and Curtis Macdonald.
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