Human Borders – Dance Theatre
Date(s) - 01/06/2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
What is a human border? A defined sense of self? Where is this line which delineates us as humans, separate from one another and the environment where we live? Is a human border based upon freedoms or limitations? Do we negotiate these freedoms and limitations with a hard or soft approach to our borders?
The Dance Theatre production of Human Borders expresses how we may navigate ourselves on a spectrum defined as concrete ideas as firm as a wall, in contrast to a sense of border zone at the periphery of our experience, harder to define, yet a more fluid quality of aliveness like a river. How we work with conflict and resolution within ourselves with one another and mitigate environmental resources and challenges defines us. We cannot escape the boundaries between intention and action, living and dying, dreaming and waking and when we surrender to not being able to escape these border regions we may find wisdom. Human Borders highlights ‘the felt sense’ of who we are and invites us to engage in our environment from that basis.
Conceived and choreographed by longtime dancer and dharma art teacher, Lynn Dragone of Nelson BC. Pictured above are dancers , Eugenia Brusa (left) Moriah Johnston (Centre) and Lisa Hanning (right). Photo credit. Lynne Dragone.
Clothing worn in production are by Canadian designer Terry Sasaki of Vancouver.
Original music is by guitarist Patrick Lussier of Winnipeg .