Al Green Theatre
Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON
DANCE PERFORMANCE and FILM SCREENING
Part of the Contact Dance International Film Festival (CDIFF)
Live performance: Hasta Dónde?
Sharon Fridman and Arthur Bernard perform this exhilarating duet that stretches Contact Dance technique to an exquisite level of trust and combustible momentum. Hasta Dónde? has been performed in over thirty cities worldwide and won multiple awards, including the 2013 CDIFF Audience Choice.
Screening of Caída Libre (Free Fall)
Sharon Fridman’s most recent work explores survival,and extends the partnering technique involved in the creation of Hasta Dónde? to a large ensemble cast. The effect is breathtaking.
Screening Rizoma, The Documentary
A rhizome is an underground plant whose stem grows horizontally, emitting roots and herbaceous shoots. Rhizomes have no centre and grow indefinitely. Older parts die and new shoots grow, allowing it to cover large areas. Inspired by rhizomes, this dance project is a site specific contact dance performance involving seventy dancers of all ages and abilities, and ten musicians. It takes place as the sun rises. Bodies intertwine, fall and rise, form nodes and pull apart. Locations are chosen for historical significance – often places where death and violence occurred. Rizoma is a regrowth, a healing, and a return to human connection. This film is a documentary about a version of Rizoma performed at Les Invalides in Paris.
Sharon Fridman was born in Israel, Hadera, in 1980. He began his career as a dancer in 1999 with the prestigious Ido Tadmor Dance Company of Tel Aviv, continuing with the first Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, then with the company Vértigo, and eventually taking part in several projects at the Suzanne Dellal Center, where he refined his interpretive training. He made his debut as a choreographer with Covered Red (2000) and Anna (2001), both signed for the Phrasal group. Between 2004 and 2008, he was an artistic director and choreographer of the Mayumaná Company. In 2006, he moved permanently to Spain where he founded the company, named after him, in the following year. In 2008, he participated in a project which was promoted by the Royal Opera House in London for supporting young choreographers, under the artistic direction of Wayne McGregor. From this moment he has begun his international career. In 2011, at the Burgos- New York Choreography Competition, he was awarded the first prize for HASTA DONDE both by the judges and the audiences. The film version of HASTA DONDE also won first place audience choice award at the 2013 CDIFF in Toronto.
Arthur Bernard started studying drama with Frederic Batiste on the outskirts of Paris. He kept on studying in the French capital city combining theatre with arts studies. In 2006 he obtained the General Graduate Diploma in Arts (DUG) from the University of Paris I. In 2007, he arrived to Madrid where he furthered and deepened into his theatre and corporal training at La Usina School. As an actor, he has been involved in several productions with Gabriel Molina. He has also taken part in short films, television and advertising. During the same year he started his training and collaboration as a dancer with Camille C. Hanson in Compañía Ladinamo Danza. Afterwards he worked for the dance company Teatro La Pharmaco, work of which the play El libro de los venenos, directed by Mariluz Arcas, was awarded with Málaga Crea 2009 and Injuve 2009 prizes. In fall 2009 he entered the Conservatory of Dance María de Ávila in Madrid and in the following Summer he took part in Dehecho Company’s El sueño del insomne. In September 2010 he was invited by Sharon Fridman, artistic director of Projects in Movement, to share a creative process that culminated in the performance for the first time of Al menos dos caras, extract of which ¿Hasta Dónde?was awarded with the first prize of Choreography Contest Burgos-New York. During 2010 he started researching with Candelaria Antelo and they created the play Discordio to win the first Choreography Contest of Vallecas. They were invited in June 2011 for a residence in The Choreography Centre of La Gomera, where they started a creative process giving as a result Te Odiero, a play that let them be awarded with the first prize in the VII International Dance and Arts Contest of Alcobendas and the Critics price and Audience award in the XXV Choreography Contest of Madrid.
$16 advance up until 6pm day of. Tickets are $20 at-the-door