Join us for a main stage presentation of contemporary dance work by Niagara Dance Company’s Artistic Director Mary Jo Mullins, Suzette Sherman and Dancetheatre David Earle of Guelph, and Toronto’s Terrill Maguire and Tom Brouillette.
The evening will feature Vintage II: Moving by Mary Jo Mullins, originally commissioned by the St. Catharines Chamber Music Society, a St. Catharines premiere of “Thoughts on Leaving” by Suzette Sherman and a new duet collaboration by Terrill Maguire and Tom Brouillette.
Friday November 1st 8:00 pm followed by a reception generously supported by the Carlisle Cafe located in downtown St. Catharines and 13th Street Winery just west of the city of St. Catharines in the heart of Niagara’s wine country.
Saturday November 2nd 8:00 pm
Sunday November 3rd 2:00 pm
Sullivan Mahoney Courthouse Theatre
101 King St. 2nd Floor, St. Catharines ON
- $23 Adults
- $16 Students/Seniors/CADA
- $5 eyeGO + HST
Centre for the Arts – Brock University Box Office
905-688-5550 ext 3257
Gambol By Terrill Maguire and Tom Brouillette
The duet, titled “Gambol,” is inspired by the whimsical cartoons of artist William Steig, whose work appeared regularly, for many years, in the “New Yorker” magazine. He often drew humorous nymphs and satyrs, or jolly shepherd/shepherd-ess couples, who appeared to be frolicking about in nature, evoking a semi-idyllic, light-hearted atmosphere. ….these characters were usually rather “zaftig;” well beyond the blush of youth; yet animated by the artist so as to appear in motion.
Music: Concerto for Violin and Piano, by Maurice Ravel.
Thoughts on Leaving by Suzette Sherman
Thoughts on Leaving is a piece in three parts to exquisite solo piano music of Canadian musician/ composer Emilyn Stam.
In our lives we make choices which set the course of our future. All of us encounter circumstances that bring change. Each of us chooses whether to come, to go, to stay or leave.
This piece explores some thoughts about experiences in love and friendship.
The work will be performed by Dancetheatre David Earle.
Vintage II: Moving By Mary Jo Mullins
The original version of Vintage II: Moving was commissioned by the St. Catharines Chamber Music Society and was performed by Hannah Robinson with live accompaniment by Gordon Cleland and Xing Li as a site specific work at the Niagara Artist Centre on St. Paul St. in St. Catharines.
Now a stage work for 5 performers, “Vintage” reveals the journey of 5 women from different eras who have lived in the same home. Props such as vintage suitcases, clothing and accessories and a set to distinguish home from streetscape reflect the interior architecture and design of each character.
Music by Ravel and Gliere.
“Moving through, from…moving to and within. Be moved and draw to you all that you desire.” ~ Mary Jo Mullins
reception generously supported by