In the sadness, foreboding visions and downright discomfort of the present moment, how might we stay put together without freezing up or locking down? These questions brought me to the insistence of protest, mourning songs and phenomena in the natural world: eddies, hurricanes, vortexes, tides. Forms that seem to insist on where they are while constantly moving–gathering forces, transforming, unlocking, reworking. In attending together to the here and now we might find ourselves in the same thing, differently. Listening for each other and what arises, the dancers bring something unexpressed to shape and sound. Here together as here transforms.

Choreography: Ame Henderson

Made with and performed by Alana Elmer, Christopher House, Yuichiro Inoue, Peter Kelly, Megumi Kokuba, Pulga Muchochoma, Erin Poole, Devon Snell, and Roberta Soria

Music: Sarah Davachi
Lighting: Simon Rossiter
Costumes: Sarah Doucet
Rehearsal Direction: Rosemary James
Sound Design: Matt Smith
Vocal Coaching: Robin Dann and Alex Samaras
Production Stage Manager: Rebecca Walsh
Assistant Stage Manager: Taylor Young

Commissioned and Produced by Toronto Dance Theatre and Artistic Director Christopher House

Premiere November 2019 Winchester Street Theatre, Toronto

Photo: Ömer K. Yükseker