The Department of Dance presents Intersections featuring the York Dance Ensemble
The Department of Dance presents Intersections – a virtual dance performance of new choreography by MFA student choreographers featuring the York Dance Ensemble (YDE).
Intersections features new choreographic works by four Department of Dance MFA students, performed by the department’s resident student company, the York Dance Ensemble.
In this time of transition, understanding how we intersect and how the intersectionalities of race, gender, ethnicity, power, place, and time affect the present is more critical than ever. MFA choreographers Rachel da Silveira Gorman, Jessica Stuart, Ashvini Sundaram, and Yui Ugai bring their creative and artistic forces to bear, capitalizing on all we have learned through the pandemic in Intersections, a kinaesthetically charged, virtual performance of the Department of Dance Annual Showcase. Each choreographer investigates the overlaps, counterpoints, and margins of authorship, identity, and acknowledgment that pervade our life stories, while dancers move beyond limits and expectations to find new synergies of movement, nuance, and meaning.
These exciting world premieres – Golem by Rachel da Silveira Gorman, The Art of Time by Ashvini Sundaram, In Medias Res by Jessica Stuart, and New Nostalgia by Yui Ugai are supported by the vision of YDE Artistic Director Susan Lee and feature the immensely talented members of the York Dance Ensemble.
Artistic Director & Course Director, York Dance Ensemble: Susan Lee
Outside Eyes: Susan Cash and Don Sinclair
Director of Design & Production Manager: Jennifer Jimenez
March 12- 13 | 7:00 pm
Box Office: 416-736-5888 | ampd.yorku.ca/boxoffice