Wednesday, November 30, 2022

november, 2022

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Liz Kinoshita

09nov8:00 pm10:00 pmLiz Kinoshita

Liz Kinoshita’s You Can’t Take it With You

Event Details

Live Art Dance presents a double bill of the work of Liz Kinoshita – You Can’t Take It With You and 5 Standards.

Liz Kinoshita is inspired by her relationship to necessity vs. waste and the weight it bears upon us, physically, mentally and emotionally. In You Can’t Take It With You she investigates within dance and musicality, what we need to survive, and what we need to discard in order to sustain ourselves and our environments. The weight and momentum of the piece are driven by dancing, and singing performers: by pushing the tempos, tensions and expectations in the room, they provoke possible new angles and energy to explore problems.

Created by Kinoshita for K’jipuktuk/Halifax-based artist Jacinte Armstrong, this dance is a mature conversation between dancer and music, drawing on the structure of jazz standards while using contemporary movement vocabulary. Set to recorded music played by the iconic Canadian jazz pianist, Oscar Peterson, Kinoshita has crafted a rich work that moves Armstrong through both conflict and convergence. The piece’s approach to rhythm and improvisation is demanding and rigorous, with an intricate and musical physicality that is exhilarating for both performer and audience. The work beautifully showcases Armstrong’s maturity as a dancer and this project provides the opportunity for Halifax audiences to see it fully staged in the context of another international-calibre dance.