The Cultch presents part one its four-part family series
|Friday, 11 September 2009|
Diary/Journal intime, a new dance work aimed at young audiences, receives its West Coast premiere at The Cultch on Tuesday, September 29, 2009.
Co-produced by Cas Public and the National Arts Centre and choreographed by Hélène Blackburn (pictured right), Diary is composed of a series of duets for ten dancers and revolves around a theme important at any age: love. Intense, energetic and a whirl of movement, Blackburn and her dancers invite the audience to share in the intimacy and power of this most personal of emotions - revealed by this most expressive of art forms.
In addition to the romance instilled by 1,000 tiny tea lights on stage, all of which will be alight, Diary also features the music of Johann Sebastian Bach played live onstage by pianist Laurier Rajotte.
"Diary is about young love, first love. I want to draw a parallel between romantic love and the passion for dance," explains Hélène Blackburn. "I also want to ask some questions, such as, 'Can the passion for dance be as powerful as romantic passion? Does being in love feel the same as being passionate about something?' I see a clear link between love and the passion for dance: they can induce similar emotions - rejection and abandonment, but also affection, tenderness, and intimacy."
Diary / Journal intime