Data and movement. Reason and instinct. Science and art. Halifax choreographer Lisa Phinney’s parallel passions intersect in a new work inspired by her scientific research on loons in Kejimkujik National Park in Nova Scotia.
Under the artistic direction of Mavis Staines, Canada’s National Ballet School has ushered in a host of beneficial changes in pedagogical practices that have made the fifty-year-old conservatory an international leader in ballet training.
The Creative Gesture, the inaugural contemporary dance residency led by sessional Banff dance director Emily Molnar and program head Stephen Laks, demonstrates responsiveness within a very ambitious and structured four weeks in the mountains.