featuring the work of Guest Choreographer, Marie-Josee Chartier
Two performances only!
Friday, April 21 @ 8pm
Saturday, April 22 @ 8pm
Advance tickets available at www.gearshifting.org, $20/$25
The Gas Station Arts Centre
445 River Avenue, at Osborne
“Dancing can reveal all the mystery that music conceals.” – Charles Baudelaire
Eight dances: each a world of its own.
Promo Video of petites danses on youtube at
Toronto-based, Guest Choreographer, Marie-Josee Chartier, creates a dynamic visual score which enraptures both our eyes and our ears.
Set to the powerful music of Linda C. Smith, Rodney Sharman, James Tenney and Nick Storring, Chartier invites us to witness how movement transforms music and vice versa, inviting us to see the beauty, intimacy and complexity of each composition.
As we visualize the music through the dancers’ bodies, each dance becomes a short story crafted by Chartier’s contemporary imagination.
Please note: Performance contains nudity.
Performers include: Guest Artist from Toronto – Darryl Tracy, Winnipeg performers – Krista Nicholson, Jillian Groening, Helene Le Moullec Mancini, Elise Page, Carol-Ann Bohrn, Jessica Southgate, Camila Schujman, Natasha Torres-Garner, Aaron Paul, Shawn Maclaine, Mark Dela Cruz, Philippe Alexandre-Jacques, Arne MacPherson and Eric Blais.
Gearshifting Performance Works’ feature presentation is an annual, anticipated event for the contemporary dance community.
petites danses is a unique project as it is the first time the company has presented work by a Guest Choreographer for an ensemble of dancers. petites danses features our largest cast of performers to date. Previously, Marie-Josee Chartier created two solos for Artistic Director, Jolene Bailie, a short voyage, which was performed on over 100 occasions (2003-2007, numerous tours) and Terrain, which premiered at the Joyce Soho in New York City (2008).
Gearshifting Performance Works gratefully acknowledges the support of The Canada Council for the Arts, The Manitoba Arts Council and The Winnipeg Arts Council. www.gearshifting.org