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
Historic Theatre at The Cultch, 1895 Venables Street
September 29 – October 3, 2009 @ 7pm
Matinee: October 3 @ 2pm
September 30: Pay-What-You-Can performance
October 1: Post-show Artist Talkback
October 2: Pizza Party
Tickets are $12 – $15 and are now available through The Cultch’s Box Office by calling 604-251-1363. Save up to 20% on tickets when purchased with a Cultch subscription – visit www.thecultch.com for details.