Good News: We are now live on the Made in BC Dance on Tour online showcase:
May 1st, 3pm @ ArtSpring
Walking Bear Productions presented our 3rd annual "International Dance Day on Salt Spring Island."
Performances by children and youth in our Children's Dance Workshop in the first half of the show; in the second half, a sneak-preview of excerpts from our new work "Unobserved," performed by Kristen.
March 25th, 8pm @ Mahon Hall, Salt Spring Island
Kristen performed "Open" as part of the opening reception of the Easter Art Tour, the Salt Spring Arts Council's annual visual arts show.
Nov. 19, 2015, 7:30pm @ Scotiabank Dance Centre, Vancouver
Kristen performed "Open" at Dance in Vancouver, as part of "This is a Full Length," a unique performance idea conceived by Justine Chambers: 5-minute "full length" dances performed in the alcove of the old Scotia Bank facade on the Granville Street side of the Scotiabank Dance Centre.
Nov. 28, 2015 @ ArtSpring, Salt Spring Island
Walking Bear Productions presented "Dance and the Future" at ArtSpring, Salt Spring Island.
Featuring dances created and performed by children and youth in our Children's Dance Workshop.
July 4, 2015 @ ArtSpring, Salt Spring Island:
Premiere of Primordial, an exciting solo developed over a two-year period.
"Through all the dirt and struggle, there is also this: freedom."
We create, produce, and perform original works spanning the disciplines of dance, theatre, and media arts. As performing artists, we are concerned with creating a language --- through movement, words, and visual effects --- that reflects the raw potency of human life. We take the performative act seriously, and strive to create performances that are meaningful, beautiful, and true.
The July 4th, 2015 premiere of Primordial was a great success---the emotional impact was palpable, with many audience members approaching the stage weeping after the show. We look forward to touring the work in the 2016/2017 season. Tour dates TBA.
We would like to thank ArtSpring for providing a Creative Residency to support Primordial, during which time we worked with Marv Coulthard to integrate lighting and projection elements into the final work. A big thank you to everyone who contributed to our successful Kickstarter campaign, proving that grass-roots funding of the arts works.
Here is a sneak-peak into the creation process for unobserved.
unobserved is an ongoing performance project, involving hours of---yes---unobserved solo dance improvisation. Preliminary results will be revealed in a presentation at Mahon Hall, on Salt Spring Island, on October 22, made possible through the generous support of a Salt Spring Arts Council Grant.
2pm: Presentation of Research
3:30pm: Workshop with Kristen Lewis
(exploring Kristen's unique approach to movement improvisation; all levels welcome)