Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Trajectory: A noun, A Dance

by Chrissy King
Dancers: Carly Manuel, Jewell Cormier, Jaqui Brown
Photo Credit: Alyssa Zimmerman-Row 

Trajectory can mean few things depending on its use. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, trajectory could mean "a curve that a body describes in space," or "a path, progression, or line of development resembling a physical trajectory."

To me, these definitions describe not only the curation of Trajectory, Simcoe Contemporary Dancers, freshest enthralling dance presentation, but the experience of being a dancer in the show. Lets start our blog trajectory with Curation.

To create a comprehensive journey, a trajectory if you will, the Artistic Director must look at all the works in the show and discover the through-line which connects them and a path that guides the audience through new experiences.
In Simcoe Contemporary Dancer's Trajectory, we are invited into a world that has both internal investigation and performative exploration. Each unique work creates its own world and deals in its own concept but connects together because of the moving bodies in space. The cast has been learning and moving with each other for quite a while to create this show and this body knowledge creates a journey we invite the audience to embark on with us. We create a through-line in our shared training and a fierce interest in bodies moving together. We explore how, regardless of theme, this basic concept draws the works together. 

This brings us further on our trajectory to Experience. 

As a dancer in the company, I can tell you that Trajectory is something new. The energy is electric, the passion to create is fiery and the artistry is on point. All of the choreography was created and is performed by women. Women from different backgrounds, different cities, different life experiences and different perspectives. This gives Trajectory a vigour and deep multiplicity of experience.

The choreographers and their personal trajectories create a show that is totally enthralling. Their divergent world views have seeped into their works, giving the audience something new to experience at at every turn. From emerging artists to, seasoned award winning choreographers, this show shares works by performers at every stage of their career and therefore, a variety of stages on their own trajectories. It is truly an experience not to be missed.

As a dancer in the show, I draw energy and empowerment from the different world views, dance experiences and personalities of all the performers around me. I invite you to do the same.

Let's finish our trajectory for today. To be revisited October 12-14 at the Mady Centre for the Performing Arts.

I urge you to purchase your tickets for this spectacular event now

An entire show created and performed  by women is not to be missed.

Trajectory is fierce, it is circular but forward moving, it is a bold picture of where we have been and where we have yet to go. 

Join us on our trajectory. 


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