Eddy Zee, head of performing arts at Tai Kwun, said in a recent interview that he wished to put on the kind of shows that Hong Kong's performance art scenario had been "missing". Indeed, Tai Kwun seems to have taken a no-holds-barred approach toward hosting and supporting a range of bold and not-particularly-beautiful recent experiments in performance art. The inaugural dance season lineup seems to underscore the fact that dance does not necessarily have to be easy on the eye to be exciting and/or meaningful. Some of the pieces in the lineup might strike the unaccustomed eye as too amorphous to be even listed under dance. At one point in Bill Coleman's Dollhouse, for instance, the only movem

Aboriginal Art as Bridge to Equality

“We have to make them more like us” Lee Maracle’s grandfather had said to her. Canadians are more like Indigenous people – from showering everyday to accepting LGBTQ+ members of our community, Canadians have adopted countless Indigenous practices. Maracle related her experiences and thoughts on healing at her lecture as part of the Indigenous Speakers Series on October 3rd. The Humanities Theatre was nearly full of students who wanted for the integrated dance and lecture of Lee Maracle and Bill Coleman. Maracle shared stories of herself, her father, and her grandfather – all who defied the people telling them to stay quiet. From her father performing the Lament of Confederation to her own ex

Five (six, actually) dance artists to watch in October 2018

BILL COLEMAN Who: Performer in Allison Cummings’s new ensemble work Exhale, at Dancemakers Centre for Creation (15 Case Goods Lane), October 17 to 20. Why: Coleman is not shy about digging deep during the creative process – a quality choreographers love. Says Cummings about casting him in Exhale, her experimental dance work about breath and the life cycle, “This piece is built on a series of images and physical states as opposed to steps. I knew Bill would commit fully to their exploration When not bringing his offbeat sensibility to other artists’ works, Coleman creates personal vehicles such as Dollhouse, a thrilling collaboration with sound artist Gordon Monahan, wh

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