DanceWorks, Toronto’s longest-running contemporary dance series, presents the world premiere of Zata Omm Dance Projects’ Eight Ways from Mara, a multi-disciplinary, imaginative and visually compelling work that takes a fresh look at the ways we avoid life’s misery by relating to three elemental forces – confusion, temptation and distraction – thoughtfully conceived and choreographed by Zata Omm’s Artistic Director William Yong.
This collaboration with video designer Elysha Poirier and music composer Andrea Rocca is performed by five Zata Omm performers: Heather Berry, Kate Franklin, Nicholas Melymuk, Erika-Leigh Stirton and William Yong.
Distilled imagery and poetry from Buddhist philosophy and musings reflect on modern society to achieve a work of great richness evoking a spirituality that guides and inspires.
After the stunning debut of Frames in 2009, Zata Omm and William Yong return to DanceWorks Mainstage with this unique and powerful creation.
“With his impressive first full-length work Frames, William Yong takes his place in the forefront of emerging dancesmiths. The imaginative blend of technology and choreography produces startling images that are a feast to the eye…”
- Paula Citron, Classical 96.3FM
DanceWorks presents the world premiere of
Zata Omm Dance Projects’
EIGHT WAYS FROM MARA
Choreography and Concept by William Yong
Video Design by Elysha Poirier
Music Composition by Andrea Rocca
Lighting Design by Rebecca Picherack
Props and Headwear Design by Carl Penny
Performed by Heather Berry, Kate Franklin, Nicholas Melymuk,
Erika-Leigh Stirton and William Yong
Thursday, October 20 to Saturday, October 22, 2011, 8PM
at Harbourfront Centre’s Enwave Theatre | 231 Queens Quay West
Tickets: Adults $28, $23 (Students/Seniors/CADA/SCDS $18, $15)
plus applicable taxes & services charges
Box Office: 416-973-4000 OR online at www.danceworks.ca