dancers in rehearsal, left to right: Erin Lequereux, Jessica Ames and Eowynn Penny-Hugut
BLOOM – an hour of laughter, wine tasting and dance
MascallDance’s BLOOM is a provocative cinq-a-sept – a casual and playful, informal showing of dance wine and comedy. Three Tuesdays after work our 6 artists in residence will show 5-minute sketches of dance paired with a wine. Jennifer Griffin, our stand-up storyteller, interprets the dance for the audience. Join us at St Paul’s in the West End for an hour of laughter, wine tasting and dance.
Doors at 4:30pm | Show 5pm-6pm | Latecomers welcome
Tuesday February 16th
Tuesday February 23rd
Tuesday March 1st
$10 | Entrance and 6 wine pairings
Extra glasses of wine available at $5 a glass
1130 Jervis St, Vancouver, BC V6E 2C7
Body Narratives Collective
The event: A sommelier selects a wine for each work based on adjectives each of the 6 choreographers uses to describe their dance. Spectators are invited to sip a soupcon of the wine while viewing a 5-minute excerpt of the dance. Then a kind but audacious stand-up comic tickles funny bones by interpreting the dance just viewed. The comic storyteller is able to wittily articulate what is crossing the audience’s mind and has the nerve to say it aloud. Interpretation is laid bare in a sensorial way.
The series: MascallDance’s creation and performance series BLOOM has been a feature of Vancouver’s West End since 1994. Emerging choreographers apply for BLOOM’s choreographic training, mentoring & editing by Artistic Director Jennifer Mascall, combined with use of the company’s beautiful west end studio. Over three studio performances, their work-in-progress is sampled by the public in an informal, cocktail hour atmosphere.
BNC’s research for With You for the Long Haul
Director: Claire French
A Restless Productions Initiative
The name is no accident. Project CPR is a space for choreographers to bring an idea (back) to life! It leads to new ways of working and new connections and a deepening of craft.
Project CPR 6.0 A Restless Productions/ Claire French Initiative. This research and creation-based professional development opportunity gave BNC co-directors an opportunity to begin movement research for trio With You for the Long Haul.
Project CPR was graciously hosted by The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. We have to thank Cory Philley for believing in us and the project’s contribution to the dance community. Also this year, Restless Productions received project funding from Canada Council for the Arts through Support Services to the Dance Milieu. Thank you.
Professional dancers Meghan Goodman and Julia Carr began exploring aerial dance in 2009 as performers with Aeriosa Dance Society www.aeriosa.com. We have been inspired by a youtube video of a skydiving dance in a wind tunnel. We then sourced a local training facility Fly Zone and tried their introductory package. We are hooked!
Our goal is to learn the basics of dancing with fluidity in a wind tunnel as a first step towards creating an ambitious wind tunnel dance. We are asking for $3,000 to cover the costs of semi-private training sessions with an experienced instructor and 90-minutes each of wind tunnel time. That’s the equivalent of about 90 free falling jumps from an airplane! If we exceed our fundraising goal we will be able to buy even more training minutes in the wind tunnel to go beyond basic moves and maybe even fly in tandem!
If you’d like to support this initiative check out our campaign on RocketHub before November 19th.
Thank you RocketHub Fuelers!!
DD Kugler, thank you for being the first to fuel our campaign. Your encouragement is invaluable.
Annika Ollner, one of Julia’s longest running friends. Thank you for helping BNC get things off the ground.
Pam and Gord Burdge, thank you for fueling our adventure. Your support is most appreciated.
Annie Frind thank you so much for the donation. Yours is the first donation from someone we haven’t met yet! We are so glad you were excited about this project, we are too!
Valorie Gruson thank you for your contribution, a long time supporter of the Goodman girls, and part of the reason we are even here!
Kathleen McDonagh, thanks for fueling our campaign and for your continued support, mentorship, and inspiration. 🙂
Caroline Liffmann, thank you for your support and friendship and this happy surprise of fueling our campaign. Looking forward to sharing stories from our adventures with you. xox
Alix Rodrigues, thank you for contributing to our fundraiser. We feel so fortunate to have supporters like you who do such great things in the community. Thank you again!
Theresa Carroll, thank you for your donation! We hope you and your family are all well. Hope to connect with you in person soon, would love to hear what you are up to. xox