Monday, April 5, 2010

Dance Performance Downtown Guelph

Thursday: Dancetheatre David Earle & The Pendrecki String Quartet at the Riverrun Centre, Downtown Guelph!

April 8, 2010 | time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

River Run Centre
35 woolwich street, guelph n1h 3v1
519.837-5662 ·
tickets $5-$30 (lots of student discounts!)
As part of the uGo program, university and college
students may purchase tickets for only $20 each. And through
eyeGO, high school students may attend for just $5 each. All
tickets may be purchased online at, by phone at
519-763-3000 or in person at the Box Office from 11 a.m. to 6
p.m., Monday through Saturday.

The River Run Centre presents a program
of works by Dancetheatre David Earle (DtDE) on Thursday, April 8th,
2010 at 8:00 pm. The featured work is Odyssey - a collaborative
piece for string quartet, live electronics and dance - choreographed by
David Earle to a new score by Canadian composer Omar Daniel, and
performed by Omar himself, and the Penderecki String Quartet.
An epic tale of separation and reunion, Odyssey was commissioned by
The Banff Centre for the Arts, where it received its World Premiere just
last year. The April 8th program also includes Serious Games (1998),
which was originally commissioned by Canadian Children’s Dance
Theatre, and DtDE’s signature piece, Miserere, set to music by Grigorio
David Earle is one of Canada’s most prolific and celebrated
choreographers. He has also been an inspirational figure in Canadian
and international dance as a teacher and mentor to successive
generations of young dance artists. A lengthy list of accomplishments
and accolades illuminates a stellar artistic career. He has trained at
the Martha Graham School in New York, performed around the world,
cofounded Toronto Dance Theatre, choreographed over 140 original
works and received the Order of Canada – to name a few. David is
best known for merging rich imagery and evocative music to create
powerfully moving dance.
In 1996 he established Dancetheatre David Earle to support continuing
creation and preservation of his repertoire, and to serve as a forum for
younger artists whose concern is the expression of humanity in dance.
He is particularly interested in creating opportunities for dance
audiences to hear new contemporary and traditional music, and he
regularly choreographs to live accompaniment, including choirs, small
ensembles, and orchestras – including the Penderecki String Quartet.
“We've worked with the Penderecki for the past 12 years,”’ says Earle.
“There is nothing to equal the experience of dancing to live music — to
sounds that are born in that moment. Each performance has its own
life, its own electricity.”

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