TrixXxie closed out this year’s Festival of New Dance at The Space on Harbour Drive. It was a wonderful week of intensive workshops, incredible performances and open discussions about dance, performance and process. Roles 4 Women’s Liz Solo and Jenny Naish participated in kickass workshops by Denise Fujiwara and Gerry Trentham (Butoh Voice) and Tedd Robinson (Balancing Objects). The after show talks facilitated by Lois Brown were informative and fun, a great experience to be able to talk to visiting artists about their work and process.
Liz and Jenny were also stoked to be recruited into the improvisational piece 25/25/25, created and facilitated by Anne Troake – presented on the Friday Night of the festival at the the LSPU Hall. Performers were given 25 minutes to choose a prop and come up with a 25 second choreography on the spot. A fun, spontaneous night of creativity and laughs, reminiscent of the “good old days” at the Hall.
On Saturday Night TrixXxie got all dolled up and rocked the heck out of Wonderbolt’s The Space for the FND Closing Night party. Thanks to Wallace Hammond for the great sound (as always) and Vic Tilley for overseeing the tech. It was great to work in a new space in the city and everyone at The Space and NDW were dreamboats to work with.
Congrats to Calla Lachance and Neighbourhood Dance Works – you did it again – once again presenting a top notch, accessible and exciting festival. Festival of New Dance is a highlight of Roles 4 Women’s year, every year.
Keep up the great work and we can’t wait for 2016.
Here are a few images of people having fun the event, taken by NDW photographer