(i·m)position

"a new dialect of human movement"

- Edmonton Journal ☆☆☆☆☆

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(i·m)position

Simultaneously “I am position” and “imposition”, Luciterra Dance Company’s newest production is a theatrical story of love, conflict, aggression and sensuality. With a cast of 10 dancers, this award winning show takes the audience on a journey through tensions of connection/disconnection in contemporary society, and the resulting relationship with the body. Set in a distant galaxy where all communication happens through movement, (i·m)position's retro-futurism aesthetic is a nod to old school science fiction. Luciterra’s fresh new work continues to push edges, exploring deep intrinsic themes, while maintaining their playful and entertaining signature style.

The story of (i·m)position centres around two sets of characters, who clash when their different ways of being come into contact for the first time. Through this struggle identities are lost and found, relationships formed and rejected, and power structures are re-defined and reimagined. This narrative is told through luciterra's innovative dance hybrid, drawing inspiration from each company members’ various training in bellydance, contemporary, and theatre. The aesthetic of mechanical robotic movement, juxtaposed with sweeping lyrical lines creates a dynamic style, as unexpected as it is exciting.  Luciterra’s dance resists categorization and has been deemed “a new dialect of human movement.” (Edmonton Journal).

Past Performances and Upcoming Dates

May 24 - 28 2017

rEvolver Theatre Festival, the Cultch Historic Theatre

Vancouver BC

28 August - 3 September 2016

Victoria Fringe Festival, Metro Studio Theatre

Victoria BC

13-21 August 2016

Edmonton Fringe Festival, Westbury Theatre

Edmonton AB

 

In the Press

(i·m)position: Favourite Dance/Physical Theatre

Pick of the Fringe Award, Victoria, BC

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"... what we have here is a clear, powerful and modern defining of the female experience. Go go go!"
- Edmonton Journal, 5-stars

"Thrilling and inspiring!"
- Global News Edmonton, 5-stars

“An intense and sensual display of unique style [...] (i·m)position is a powerful performance from a group of talented women, and will be enjoyed even by dance newcomers.”
- Showbill.ca

“(i·m)position is a high calibre and beautiful production performed with verve and joy by a dedicated troupe. Fringe-goers who might not necessarily be dance fans are highly encouraged to take a risk and make a place in their schedule.”
- Janis Lacouvee, art critic, Victoria

(i·m)position Trailer

Cast and Credits

Concept, Direction, and Choreography: Amber Eastman, Gillian Cofsky, Laura June, Naomi Joy

Current Dancers: Amber Eastman, Gillian Cofsky, Laura June, Naomi Joy, Maeghan Tuckey, Nikki Mae, Saba Akbari, Theo Anûk, Yvette DuMouchel

Past Dancers: Aya Itoh, Anna Mayfire, Ashley Grant, Michelle Etienne

Score: Many artists, please see print program for full credit listing

Costume Design: Fait Avec, Nikki Mae, Aya Itoh

Prop Design: Farnaz Ohadi, Laura Elderton

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