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multiform(s), a multimedia dance performance by Amanda Acorn

November 5, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Join us for multiform(s), an immersive multimedia dance performance in WAHC’s main gallery by Amanda Acorn.

This program is in support of Patternmaker, an exhibition by Carey Jernigan and Julia Campbell-Such. Admission is free, or by donation.

A veritable immersion for the spectator, overlooking and surrounding an arena, multiform(s) hypnotizes. An iteration of the solo work, multiform, five dancers and two musicians cycle through relentless repetitions of movements repeated ad-infinitum. The body, both mechanism and magician; a perpetually pulsating, thrashing and undulating energy object. multiform(s) compels us toward continued, exhaustive watching, dissolving the boundaries between abstract form and its containment through choreography.

Choreography by Amanda Acorn. Created with and performed by Jonathan Adjemian, Kate Nankervis, Ellen Furey, Jolyane Langlois, Germaine Liu, Ann Trépanier and Kathia Wittenborn

Sound performed live by Jonathan Adjemian/Hoover Party and Germaine Liu. Costume Design by Sarah Doucet.

Amanda Acorn is an award winning dance artist based in Toronto. As a dancer she collaborated as a company artist with Dancemakers from 2011-2015. Other engagements include work with Dana Michel, Susie Burpee, Brenden Fernandes, Helen Husak, Lady Janitor, Benjamin Kamino, Isabel Lewis, Lemi Ponifasio and Heidi Strauss. Her own works are intimate sensorial encounters for both the stage and unconventional spaces, that engage with aesthetic and the building of environments using a choreographic frame. She has been presented in Montréal, Toronto, Calgary and Ottawa. Her first group work multiform(s) was awarded the Canadian Stage Award for direction at SummerWorks Performance Festival (2015) and was recently presented at Festival TransAmériques in Montréal. She is the emerging artist in residence at Dancemakers 2016 – 2018.

For more information about this program, please contact Tara Bursey, Program Coordinator at tara@wahc-museum.ca or (905) 522-3003 ex. 29

Auxiliary programs of Patternmaker by Carey Jernigan & Julia Campbell Such are made possible through the generous support of ArcelorMittal Dofasco.

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