Q Dance - In Winnipeg
Friday, May 27 at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 28 at 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Tickets: Tickets for Q Dance are $25 and can be purchased by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: Rachel Browne Theatre, 204-211 Bannatyne Avenue
Choreographer Peter Quanz presents Q Dance at the Rachel Browne Theatre May 27 and 28. This intimate triple-bill will include Quanz’s Beautiful Stranger and Luminous, and Yosuke Mino’s Koji. Performing the works are RWB dancers Vanessa Lawson, Amanda Green, Jo-Ann Sundermeier, Alexander Gamayunov, Yosuke Mino, Maureya Lebowitz, Tristan Dobrowney and Harrison James. Costumes for Q Dance were created by Anne Armit.
Beautiful Stranger was included on last year’s Q Dance program. For this production, Quanz has expanded the work. The piece is set to Liederkreis, op. 39 by Robert Schumann and will be performed to live music by University of Manitoba vocalist Mel Braun and pianist Laura Loewen.
Luminous is a gorgeous work that explores romantic relationships at different stages in life. Originally choreographed for The Hong Kong Ballet, this intimate and poignant work is danced to a moonlit background. Quanz has chosen ‘Affairs of the Heart’ by Marjan Mozetich as the music for his ballet. This piece of music was originally commissioned by the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. A full-scale version of Luminous will be performed as part of the RWB’s 2011-12 season next year. Quanz encourages the Winnipeg public to get a sneak peek of the work.
Over the past few years, RWB Soloist Yosuke Mino has been expanding his choreographic repertoire. Mino choreographed his solo Koji for the International Solo Tanz Theater Festival in Stuttgart, Germany. The work won second prize for dance at the festival.