Nightbird is an evocative and elegant full-length contemporary dance work that likens the human mind to a dusty old attic, as expressed by five writers at their typewriters: Colette, Virginia Woolf, Vita Sackville-West, Simone de Beauvoir and Sylvia Plath.
This 80-minute, four-part dance work takes an inquisitive look at the mysteries and curiosities of various characters’ minds. We wonder: when a person puts forward a composed front, what parts of their animal self are they hiding behind the niceties of human propriety? What mysteries about a person are hidden deep beneath fancy dress and polite behaviour? What are the secrets, half-forgotten moments and harboured memories which are veiled in the boxes, packages of yellowed letters, loose-leaf pages and steam trunks that are hidden away in the attic?
These enigmatic characters are beautifully danced by Sarah Fregeau, Andrea Lithgow, Roney Lewis, Claire Turner-Reid, Christianne Ullmark & Irene Whittaker-Cumming. Lighting Design by Oz Weaver.
Choreographer: Alice Irene
Produced by: Ink on Paper
Times: April 26-28 2012 at 8 pm; April 28 2012 at 2 pm
Tickets: $20 General Admission/$17 for CADA/Student
Venue: The Winchester Street Theatre
Address: 80 Winchester Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4X 1B1
For tickets call 416-822-3380 or visit www.inkonpaper.ca