Upintheair Theatre Presents Luciterra Dance
"...a clear, powerful and modern defining of the female experience." - Edmonton Journal
Simultaneously “I am position” and “imposition”, Luciterra Dance Company’s newest production is a theatrical story of love, conflict, aggression and sensuality.
With a cast of 10 dancers, this award winning show takes the audience on a journey through tensions of connection/disconnection in contemporary society, and the resulting relationship with the body. Set in a distant galaxy where all communication happens through movement, (i·m)position's retro-futurism aesthetic is a nod to old school science fiction. Luciterra’s fresh new work continues to push edges, exploring deep intrinsic themes, while maintaining their playful and entertaining signature style.
The story of (i·m)position centres around two sets of characters, who clash when their different ways of being come into contact for the first time. Through this struggle identities are lost and found, relationships formed and rejected, and power structures are re-defined and reimagined. This narrative is told through Luciterra's innovative dance hybrid, drawing inspiration from each company members’ various training in bellydance, contemporary, and theatre. The aesthetic of mechanical robotic movement, juxtaposed with sweeping lyrical lines creates a dynamic style, as unexpected as it is exciting. Luciterra’s dance resists categorization and has been deemed “a new dialect of human movement.” (Edmonton Journal).
★★★★★ "Go go go!" Edmonton journal
★★★★★ "Thrilling and inspiring!" Global news Edmonton
WINNER Pick of the Fringe: Favourite dance/Physical Theatre, Victoria Fringe Festival
“An intense and sensual display of unique style [...] (i·m)position is a powerful performance from a group of talented women, and will be enjoyed even by dance newcomers.” - Showbill.ca
“(i·m)position is a high calibre and beautiful production performed with verve and joy by a dedicated troupe.” - Janis Lacouvee, art critic, Victoria
Concept, Direction, and Choreography by Amber Eastman, Gillian Cofsky, Laura June & Naomi Joy
Costume Design by Claire Jemima, Fait Avec, Nikki Mae & Aya Itoh
Prop Design by Farnaz Ohadi & Laura Elderton
Current Dancers: Amber Eastman, Gillian Cofsky, Laura June, Naomi Joy, Maeghan Tuckey, Nikki Mae, Saba Akbari, Theo Anûk, Yvette DuMouchel & Ashley Grant
Acting Coach: Chris RossLighting Design: Will Wells
Stage Manager: Crystal Draper
Patriarchal Jellyfish Satellite Dish
Creatures from Outer Space: Rachelle Jones, Patrick Sharp, Rowynn Lloyd
Produced by Luciterra Dance Theatre (Vancouver)
Venue: The Historic Theatre
rEvolver 2017 Mainstage Shows
VENUE - The Cultch: 1985 Venables Street, Vancouver, BC