Dw215: Jackie Burroughs Is Dead And What Are You Going To Do About It?

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DanceWorks presents DW215:
'Jackie Burroughs is Dead and what are you going to do about it?' part of Harbourfront Centre's NextSteps 15/16.

April 7-9, 2016 at 8pm
Harbourfront Centre Theatre
235 Queens Quay West Toronto
ON M5J 2G8

Artistic Producer: Danielle Baskerville
Choreographer: DA Hoskins
Performers: Danielle Baskerville, Luke Garwood, Robert Kingsbury
Music and Audio E nvironment: Christopher Willes

This world premiere focuses on the light, energy and impulses that drive us following significant loss. Throughout the creative process with DA Hoskins, dancers Danielle Baskerville, Luke Garwood & Robert Kingsbury drew upon personal experiences, including the loss of Canadian stage and film actress Jackie Burroughs, who died in 2010. Burroughs was a highly dedicated contemporary dance enthusiast whose enduring presence inspired many dance artists throughout her lifetime. The work explores the power of reaction – how we observe, absorb and ultimately respond.

D.A. Hoskins is artistic director of The Dietrich Group but remains an independent choreographer and a critic of the conformism that, in his opinion, holds sway in contemporary dance training and performance. Finding in a mingling of disciplines an excellent means of not being confined to such structures, he has long joined forces with all sorts of artists. Among them are composer and long-time colleague Gilles Goyette, and filmmaker Nico Stagias, who have been involved in several projects with him including Death of a Serious Clown, a piece commissioned for the Old Men Dancing company.

With an eye to taking more risks in choreography, in 2008 D.A. Hoskins founded The Dietrich Group, a platform for interactive exchange. Taking risks involves not only interactive exchanges among the various artists involved in a piece, but also their commitment to exposing themselves in the process. Hoskins believes that art can only touch an audience if the work is eminently personal. It is also how an artist responds to a quest for meaning. It comes as no surprise that critics have praised his audacity and his ability to renew his aesthetics. Style, elegance, humour, sensuality and power are often terms used to describe his work.


'Jackie Burroughs is Dead and what are you going to do about it?' is also supported by the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, and Canada Council.
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