Vancouver’s prolific Isadora Award-winner Jennifer Mascall hits the stage with a new choreographic work OW, aimed at cracking open the relationship between sound and movement.
Enter the wild world of OW - by turns loud, tender, explosive and hilarious, a realm where unpredictability is the only certainty. OW is chock full of the wit, audacity and rapaciously investigative spirit that consistently characterizes Mascalls' 40 year artistic career,hailed by the Vancouver Sun as "one of this town's most unique creative forces."
Visit the OW website: https://owmascalldance.com/
Inhabited by some of Vancouver’s most intrepid dancers, cast members Lara Barclay, Eowynn Enquist, Vanessa Goodman, Billy Marchenski, Molly McDermott, Anne Cooper, Eloi Homier and Walter Kubanek have collaborated closely with both Mascall and experimental voice expert DB Boyko to create the production's libretto, constructed entirely of gibberish.
Each night, the stage fills with an ensemble of 17 some of Vancouver’s most vibrant emerging dancers. Performing live, composer and violist Stefan Smulovitz, creator of close to a dozen scores for MascallDance, performs his original electronic score, while the audience sits high above the action. Shaw Festival costumier Christopher David Gauthier’s designs further enliven the experience.
OW takes place in our home of 25 years, the Labyrinth at the historic St Paul’s Church. In celebration of the Dancing on The Edge Festival 30th anniversary, we are flinging open our doors to the public. MascallDance is proud to have been a consistent participant in DOTE and acknowledges with gratitude DOTE’s profound influence as a platform for Pacific Rim dance creativity.