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Video: Teagan Lance



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Choreographer/performer Dana Gingras partners with Berlin-based Japanese avant-garde synth wave duo Group A and Montreal media artist Sonya Stefan as well as Finnish lighting designer Mikko Hynninen. An installation of televisions, sound, light and image converging to create an exhilarating event placing a living, breathing and transmuting body at the heart of the experience.

Press:

A hybrid of art installation and electroacoustic performance, anOthertransports us into a post-feminine fourth dimension, whose atmosphereis as enticing as it is paradoxically unsettling. This jewelofexperimental choreography will thrill visual art and underground musicaficionados. -Le Devior

Dana Gingras, invoking the odd otherness of her title, whichalso connotes repetition, plungesthe theatre into profound darkness andan insistent, powerful, ferociously hammered-down sound ambiance.The space resounds with an avalanche of sounds, of pounding,scratching, beating rhythms, that resonate right through your body,sending you quiveringright where you are standing, drowning you in adark funnel, directly tethered to your heart’s staccato. -Jeu

 



FRONTERA

'Frontera' (border, frontier): a real or imaginary dividing line; the extreme limit of
understanding in a particular area.

In an era of aggressive nationalism and corporate mass surveillance, the human body has never been rendered so visible, subject to increasingly invasive forms of industrial-scale oversight and processing.

Borders are boundaries, but they're also processes, liminal spaces where despair, desire and neoliberal economic imperatives meet the obscure(d) operations of power. Surveillance technologies represent an advancing frontier of knowledge and control, monitoring movement, defining identities and gathering data. Increasingly, the border moves with the body, and seeks to organise and orchestrate its passage through the world.

With a light-based scenography by United Visual Artists (UVA) which articulates the dialogue between choreography, architecture and live music by Fly Pan Am and field
recordings by Godspeed’s Dave Bryant, FRONTERA's 9 dancers navigate spaces of inclusion and exclusion; their bodies mapped in high resolution, their destinies unresolved.

As the public and private realms are consumed by monitoring technologies and tests of legitimacy, what space remains for the unruly, ungovernable body?



FRONTERA

'Frontera' (border, frontier): a real or imaginary dividing line; the extreme limit of
understanding in a particular area.

In an era of aggressive nationalism and corporate mass surveillance, the human body has never been rendered so visible, subject to increasingly invasive forms of industrial-scale oversight and processing.

Borders are boundaries, but they're also processes, liminal spaces where despair, desire and neoliberal economic imperatives meet the obscure(d) operations of power. Surveillance technologies represent an advancing frontier of knowledge and control, monitoring movement, defining identities and gathering data. Increasingly, the border moves with the body, and seeks to organise and orchestrate its passage through the world.

With a light-based scenography by United Visual Artists (UVA) which articulates the
dialogue between choreography, architecture and live music by Fly Pan Am and field
recordings by Godspeed’s Dave Bryant, FRONTERA's 9 dancers navigate spaces of inclusion and exclusion; their bodies mapped in high resolution, their destinies unresolved.

As the public and private realms are consumed by monitoring technologies and tests of legitimacy, what space remains for the unruly, ungovernable body?



FRONTERA

'Frontera' (border, frontier): a real or imaginary dividing line; the extreme limit of
understanding in a particular area.

In an era of aggressive nationalism and corporate mass surveillance, the human body has never been rendered so visible, subject to increasingly invasive forms of industrial-scale oversight and processing.

Borders are boundaries, but they're also processes, liminal spaces where despair, desire and neoliberal economic imperatives meet the obscure(d) operations of power. Surveillance technologies represent an advancing frontier of knowledge and control, monitoring movement, defining identities and gathering data. Increasingly, the border moves with the body, and seeks to organise and orchestrate its passage through the world.

With a light-based scenography by United Visual Artists (UVA) which articulates the
dialogue between choreography, architecture and live music by Fly Pan Am and field
recordings by Godspeed’s Dave Bryant, FRONTERA's 9 dancers navigate spaces of inclusion and exclusion; their bodies mapped in high resolution, their destinies unresolved.

As the public and private realms are consumed by monitoring technologies and tests of legitimacy, what space remains for the unruly, ungovernable body?



FRONTERA

'Frontera' (border, frontier): a real or imaginary dividing line; the extreme limit of
understanding in a particular area.

In an era of aggressive nationalism and corporate mass surveillance, the human body has never been rendered so visible, subject to increasingly invasive forms of industrial-scale oversight and processing.

Borders are boundaries, but they're also processes, liminal spaces where despair, desire and neoliberal economic imperatives meet the obscure(d) operations of power. Surveillance technologies represent an advancing frontier of knowledge and control, monitoring movement, defining identities and gathering data. Increasingly, the border moves with the body, and seeks to organise and orchestrate its passage through the world.

With a light-based scenography by United Visual Artists (UVA) which articulates the
dialogue between choreography, architecture and live music by Fly Pan Am and field
recordings by Godspeed’s Dave Bryant, FRONTERA's 9 dancers navigate spaces of inclusion and exclusion; their bodies mapped in high resolution, their destinies unresolved.

As the public and private realms are consumed by monitoring technologies and tests of legitimacy, what space remains for the unruly, ungovernable body?

Creation:
Dana Gingras/group A/Sonya Stefan

Choreography/Direction:
Dana Gingras

Media
Sonya Stefan

Original Music:
group A

Performers:
Sayaka Botanic, Dana Gingras, Sonya Stefan, Tommi Tokyo

Light and Spatial Design:
Mikko Hynninen

Masks:
Tica

Dramaturge:
Kathy Casey

Rehearsal Director:
Karine Denault

Artistic Adviser:
Marie Brassard

Technical Director:
Jean-François Piché

Sound:
Sébastien Fournier

Producer/Agent:
Sarah Rogers

Created through residencies at Agora de la Danse, CCOV, Tasdance, Fabrik Potsdam

Dramaturgy:
Ruth Little

Rehearsal director:
Sarah Williams

Producer & Agent:
Sarah Rogers

Creation residencies:
Centre de Création O Vertigo, Place des Arts

Developed with support from the NAC’s National Creation Fund.
Développé avec le soutien du Fonds national de création du Centre national des Arts.

anOther / rehearsal at Agora

Dancers: Tommi Tokyo & Sayaka Botanic. Photographer: Yannick Grandmont.

anOther / rehearsal at Agora

Dancer: Dana Gingras. Photographer: Yannick Grandmont.

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