Dance Work/Work Dance
Emmalena Fredriksson in collaboration
with Sarah Fdili-Alaoui, Isabelle Kirouac,
Alexa Mardon, Erika Mitsuhashi,
Layla Mrozowski, Deanna Peters,
Daisy Thompson, Lexi Vajda
and Ashley Whitehead.
May 21–23, 2015
May 20, 6:30pm
Experimenting with modes of visual art as an entry-point for dance making and presenting, Dance Work/Work Dance engages alternative perspectives on dance and the exhibition space. Working with improvisational looping scores, ten performers on rotational shifts create distinct dances of varying durations throughout the gallery. The interplay between works, the proximity between dancer and spectator–and the blurring of these roles–extends the boundaries of each dance, drawing focus around and beyond the exhibition space. The durational aspect and simultaneity of the exhibited dances–the awareness of performances unseen–contributes to a sense of infinite potential viewing experiences. To dance like no one is watching and everything is seen, to watch like no one is dancing and everything is dance.
Dance Work/Work Dance is presented in partnership with the School for Contemporary Arts and SFU Galleries, co-produced by HAUNT and presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Degree of Master of Fine Arts at Simon Fraser University.
Emmalena Fredriksson is a dance artist currently based in Vancouver. Born in Sweden, she studied at Balettakademien in Umeå before graduating from SEAD (Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance) in Austria. Her work was recently included in group exhibitions Dress Code In Effect at Access Gallery and Therapeutic Drawings at HAUNT, as well as in An Exact Vertigo, a critical text and contemporary dance series and residency at UNIT/PITT Projects. She has presented choreographic work, performed and taught internationally, including as an artist in residence with Daghdha Dance Company in Ireland and as an Associate Lecturer in Choreography at Falmouth University, UK.
149 West Hastings St
May 21–23, 12–5pm