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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Symphony Nova Ame Henderson, Artistic Director of Public Recordings, Brings the World Premiere of relay to Harbourfront Centre’Äôs World Stage 2009-10

TORONTO, ON (Mar. 11, 2010) ’Äì Harbourfront Centre’Äôs World Stage 2009-10 performing arts series is thrilled to host the world premiere of Public Recording’Äôs relay at Harbourfront Centre’Äôs Enwave Theatre, April 7 through April 10.

Public Recordings' Artistic Director Ame Henderson’Äôs latest piece, relay, is a collaborative choreographic experiment for seven performers and two musicians that crosses disciplines and continents. Henderson is joined by dance artists Chad Dembski, Katie Ewald, Claudia Fancello, Matija Ferlin, Mairˆ©ad Filgate, Marie Claire Fortˆ©, Brendan Jensen, Barbara Pallomina; designers Trevor Schwellnus and Cathia Pagotto; and composers Eric Chenaux and Eric Craven. These exceptional artists come together to make a performance that asks important questions about the politics and possibility of togetherness. Borrowing from memories of dances past, relay recreates the concept of unison, asking how we maintain our sense of self while working together.

Henderson’Äôs unorthodox approach to dance making and movement invention confront the very traditions of dance by activating unison as an extreme gesture of togetherness, allowing for the emergence of sensational difference, connection and participation. A formal element in dance for as long as people have been dancing, she wants to confront the taboos and pleasures of watching and making movement in unison. Each evening before the performance, Henderson will be joined by a special guest for a formal discussion about her work and process.

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Ame Henderson
Public Recordings
Apr. 7 ’Äì 10, 8 p.m.
Enwave Theatre, 231 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Tickets: $30

Creative Team:

Choreography: Ame Henderson
Created with and performed by: Katie Ewald, Matija Ferlin, Claudia Fancello, Marie Claire Fortˆ©, Mairˆ©ad Filgate, Barbara Pallomina, Brendan Jensen, Chad Dembski
Dramaturgy: Jacob Zimmer
Music made and performed by: Eric Chenaux, Eric Craven
Set and Light: Trevor Schwellnus
Costumes: Cathia Pagotto

Complete information about performance times, single tickets, packages and the Performance Card ($15 tickets for arts workers and students, Tues. ’Äì Thurs. performances only) is available through the Harbourfront Centre box office by phone at 416-973-4000, or

relay is a co-production of The CanDance Network Creation Fund, Harbourfront Centre, Recontres chorˆ©ographiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, Canada Dance Festival, Agora de la danse and Vancouver East Cultural Centre, and supported by Dance Sections of the Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council.

Harbourfront Centre’Äôs World Stage 2009-10 gratefully acknowledges the support of Department of Canadian Heritage, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council and Westin Harbour Castle, the official hotel of World Stage.


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