Notable for the continuing trend – begun at Emerg #11 – of choruses appearing with dancers and sometimes even dancing themselves. We’ve managed to squeeze 11 of the pieces into our 2 minute allocation (1 min per program), in this order:
“Viva La Vulva!” by Tiina Kivinen with the performers: Tiina, Tanya Elchuk, Kelly O’Neill, Arian O’Neill MacLellan.
“In A Cocktail Dress” choreography by Bethany Lifeso and Elizabeth Varty, directed by Elizabeth and performed by Bethany, Erin Jasiura, Katie Felix.
“DeadLoK” by Emma Lu Romerein. Performed by Regina Radrich, Jonathon Osbourn.
“I Was a Postcard” by Kate Story (choreography) and Patrick Walsh (poem and music). Performed by Kate and Patrick.
“Not Myself” choreography by Meghan Leadbeater and Susie Magyari. Performed by Meghan, Susie, Kerith Paul, Jenna Tye, Elizabeth Pecchia, Lisa Jensen, Stacey Maloney, Lindsay Williams, Alison Roberts, Lyz Tessier, Katie Sangster-Poole, Katie Bowerman, Leah Bally.
“Of Mothers, Lions and the Desert Wild” by Jenn Cole. Performed by Jenn, Theresia Laing, Bryan Jordan, Jason Kater. Percussion by Cam Fraser, vocals by Amanda Dibbits.
“Arctium Lappa (Burdock)” Music and lyrics by michael hermiston. Choreography by michael and the performers: Ray Barker, Paul Clifford, Chad Irwin, Leslie Niblett, Lloyd Nugent, Anna Petry, Barbara Stocking. Singers: Kirsten Addis, Pamela Barron, Anna Gartshore, Jaylene Mory, Susan Newman, Renee Paul, Ava Richardson, Tina Therrien.
“Carbenia Benedictus (Blessed Thistle)” Music, lyrics, choreography and performance by michael hermiston. Choreographic eyes, editing and additions by Kate Story. Singers: Kirsten Addis, Pamela Barron, Anna Gartshore, Jaylene Mory, Susan Newman, Renee Paul, Ava Richardson, Tina Therieau. French Horn: Leah Bell
“Streets of Laredo” by Kate Story (choreography) and Curtis Driedger (musical arrangement, organ, vocals). Featuring the Juanita O’Dang Singers: Cynthia Armour, Pamela Barron, Stephanie Benn, Aaron Cavon, Beau Dixon, Vanessa Ferrari, Rob Fortin, Charlie Glasspool, Jean Greig, Cate Henderson, Karen Hoffman, John Hoffman, Andrew Johnston, Dianne Latchford, Phil Loucks, Kathy McLay, Susan Newman, Jo Pillon, Tom Reader, Patti Shaughnessy, Karen Sutherland, Caroline Tennent, Tina Therrien, Ben Wolfe.
“Shadows Throw Missiles’ by Esther Vincent, with choreographaturgy by Dy Gallagher. Performed by Stephanie Corrin and Ryan Kerr with monologue by Patrick Walsh performed by Matt Gilbert.
“Dancing Meridians” by Barbara Stocking. Music Director: Vanessa Ferrari. Technical Collaborator: Peter Sawade. Dancers: Briagh Hoskins-Hasbury, Carrie Hoskins, Emmanuelle Reid, Jeffrey Possford, Laska Sawade, Meghan Leadbeater, Nadine Changfoot, Naomi Schatz. Musicians: Kate Henderson, michael hermiston, Tom Logan, Vanessa Ferrari.
Emergency Minutes are excerpts from every Emergency Festival held since 1993 in Peterborough, Ontario. They have been created to mark the 20th Emergency Festival of New Dance and Performance held in May, 2013.
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