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Blood from Stone

  • Scotiabank Dance Centre 677 Davie Street Vancouver, BC, V6B 2G6 Canada (map)

Donna Redlick Dance Presents
Blood from Stone

Performance by:
Olivia Shaffer, Cara Siu, Salome Nieto and Alisoun Payne

"None of us stands outside humanity's
black collective shadow." - Carl Jung

Two Nights Only:

Friday November 30th, 8:00pm
Saturday December 1st, 8:00pm

Scotiabank Dance Centre
677 Davie Street, Vancouver. BC

$30 General Admission
$25 Students and Seniors

$25 Dance Centre Members (enter Code DCMEMBFS)
Membership card required at door

$25 CADA Members (enter Code CADAMEMBFS)
Membership card required at door

About the Show:
Inspired by past and present stories of Vancouver’s historic Blood Alley, Blood from Stoneis an evocative and haunting new contemporary dance work by Vancouver choreographer Donna Redlick. Legend holds that executions and hangings took place in the alley and that buckets of blood spilled down the cobblestones from the alley’s butcher shops. Today the alley continues to ride upon these somewhat fabricated stories creating an energy that invites us to bring forward our darker shadow selves. What is partly a historical fiction has become a conceived and perceived truth that affects the alley’s current day actions and lived experiences.

In this evocative dance piece, tales of the alley’s past are woven together with present day lived experiences and perceptions. The outcome is a hybrid-reality where fact and fiction become blurred. Digging beneath the surface of stone, the dark side of humanity is juxtaposed against the light of the human spirit and parts of our shadow selves emerge, like ghosts of the past, staring back at us for a brief moment in time. It is within these intangible moments that the witness must decipher the real versus the imagined, or notice that which still remains hidden beneath the cobblestone.

The work is performed by four talented Vancouver dance artists;
Salome Nieto, Alisoun Payne, Olivia Shaffer, and Cara Siu

Lighting design by Philip Birkby

Did you Know?
In the 1970’s Trounce Alley, in downtown Vancouver’s East side, was re-named Blood Alley Square as a way to revitalize the area. The idea was to bring a historical ‘feel’ to the alley by laying down bricks and cobblestone. Since then, bloody stories about the ally, both imagined and conceived, have become considered ‘real’. The alley has now taken on an energy of its own that affects its current day ‘lived’ experiences.

About Donna Redlick Dance

DRD is dedicated to a philosophical approach to making dance, creating and producing independent contemporary dance works that are based on the subjective and lived experience. Sensitive to the human condition and the idea of ‘the self’ the movement is sourced from states of reflecting, being and becoming, inviting the invisible to become visible for a brief moment in space and time.

Earlier Event: November 30
Blood from Stone

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