ProArteDanza is returning to live performances for the first time in three years with a quadruple bill exploring the complexity of the human condition.
The program — at Fleck Dance Theatre Nov. 2 to 5 — begins with “Beast à La Mode” by Syreeta Hector, which examines the influence of environment over one’s identity. The company says the 30-minute performance “explores aspects of ourselves that are both revealed and concealed, investigating the uneasy contradictions of character we develop in order to survive everyday life, and highlighting our essential need to compete with our collective identities.”
The program continues with Roberto Campanella’s “Fearful Symmetries,” in which the movement motif of running “poses the question: is the ensemble onstage actually getting anywhere or merely struggling to keep up with an ever-changing world?” The choreography is accompanied by an orchestral work by composer John Adams.
Next up is “Tethered to Your Palms” by Chantelle Good, which “explores the act of preserving memories both within ourselves and with others. Whether it be a scent, an image or a sensation, how can we take care of the sacred moments that stay with us, while honouring the truth of the initial experience?” It’s accompanied by Nils Frahm’s song “Said and Done.”
Rounding out the night is “Only Who Is Left” by Lesley Telford, inspired by a quote by Bertrand Russell: “War does not determine who is right — only who is left.”
It “explores the heroism and beauty of carrying on, the futile sensation of the fight and the acceptance of where we end up,” accompanied by music by Michael Gordon, Beethoven and Mozart.
See proartedanza.com or call 416-973-4000 for tickets.
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