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Kafka’s Report….reproduced, & other works

16 - 17 September 2016, 8:00pm
Studio D, Simon Fraser University, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St., Vancouver, BC.
$7 Student/Senior // $10 SFU Staff/Faculty // $15 General

Kafka's Report...reproduced

Kafka’s Report…reproduced is based on Franz Kafka’s “A Report to an Academy” (Ein Bericht für eine Akademie), and utilizes the original German text as well as Marc Diamond’s English adaptation. Kafka’s report is about an ape that is captured by a hunting party somewhere in Africa and brought to Europe. After what appears to be a successful transformation to human-likeness, the ape/human is called to a defense of his accomplishments by a scientific committee. Daniel’s choreography builds on Kafka’s mischievous commentary on the state of knowledge by adding another layer to the story. This work is danced en pointe.

  • Choreography by Henry Daniel
  • Music by Martin Gotfrit
  • Original German text spoken by Claudia Hein.
  • English Adaptation by Marc Diamond
  • Performances by Marc Arboleda, Chelsea DesLauriers, Megan Morris, Nyssa Song, and Annabelle Wong
  • Lighting Design and Technical Direction by Kyla Gardiner

Tango la femme

Tango la femme is based on a selection of music by Argentinian composer and bandoneon player Astor Piazzolla. It is made for and danced completely by four women.

  • Muerte del Ángel                  Dancers: Megan Morrison, Nyssa Song, Annabelle Wong
  •                                              Music: Astor Piazzolla
  •                                              Choreography: Marla Eist                                                  
  • Buenos Aires Hora Cero      Dancer: Chelsea DesLauriers
  • Milonga En Re                     Dancer: Megan Morrison
  • Oblivion                               Dancers: Megan Morrison, Nyssa Song, Annabelle Wong, Chelsea DesLauriers
  •                                             Music: Astor Piazzolla
  •                                             Choreography: Henry Daniel                                    
  •                                             Images: Henry Daniel
  •                                             Costumes: Karen DesLauriers
  •                                             Lighting Design & Technical Direction: Kyla Gardiner

Presented by the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University
Funded by a SSHRC Small Institutional Grant 2016-2017