Since 2011, the MacKenzie Art Gallery and New Dance Horizons have collaborated on a groundbreaking series of dance residencies/exhibitions called MAGDANCE. These projects have broken barriers by bringing the black box of contemporary dance into the white cube of the art gallery. MAGDANCE 5: art + dance + archive continues that dialogue by exploring the role of the art gallery in archiving contemporary dance.
Intensive residencies at the MacKenzie Art Gallery will result in five new dance-based performance works by Canadian artists. These works are the product of encounters with the set for Bras de plomb, a landmark dance-art collaboration between Paul-André Fortier and Betty Goodwin. In conjunction with the performances, two conversations will extend reflections on the interplay of art, dance, and archive.
The residency begins 26 August, and the project will culminate with two performance programs to be presented: September 8, 9, and 10 and September 28, 29, and October 1.
Brian Webb (Edmonton) – Title TBA
Johanna Bundon (Regina), Jayden Pfeifer (Regina), and Lee Henderson (Montreal) – Title TBA
Friday, 8 September, 7:30 PM*
Saturday, 9 September, 7:30 PM
Sunday, 10 September, 4 PM
The Friday, 8 September performance will be followed by an opening conversation with Robin Poitras, Edward Poitras, Timothy Long, Paul-André Fortier, Ginelle Chagnon, Brian Webb, Johanna Bundon, Jayden Pfeifer, and Lee Henderson.
James Viveiros – Title TBA
Naishi Wang – Title TBA
Collaboration by Robin Poitras, Edward Poitras, and Gordon Gerrard with Marion Newman, Marcus Merasty, Anna Protsiou, and Anastasia Evsigneeva – Featuring Gustav Mahler’s Songs on the Death of Children
Thursday, 28 September, 7:30 PM
Friday, 29 September, 7:30 PM
Sunday, 1 October, 1:30 PM*
The Sunday, 1 October performance will be followed by a closing conversation with Paul-André Fortier and Brian Webb.
Tickets for live performances are available online at newdancehorizons.ca or by calling New Dance Horizons at (306) 525-5393.
This project is made possible by Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian Heritage, SK Arts, City of Regina, Sask Lotteries, and Dance Saskatchewan.