In Residence: For Body and Light

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For Body and Light is a contemporary dance company directed by choreographer Stéphanie Morin-Robert in collaboration with Ian Ferrier of Wired On Words.  Linnea Gwiazda, Allison Burns, Danika Cormier, Marie-Pier Gilbert, Marie-France Jacques, and Joachim Yensen-Martin are among the dancers who collaborate.

In 2013 For Body and Light wowed Parrsborians with their first performance of Coming and Going on the secondfloor of Main & Station. The dance-music-poetry performance which was created in 2013 while Nonesuch artists in residence at Main & Station was inspired by the local environment and lore and especially by the tides coming and going in the Minas Basin. Following the performance one viewer exclaimed excitedly that it was so vivid she could “see the barnacles on their legs“.

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A performance of EESTI: “Myths and Machines” (Unplugged) in Parrsboro for ONE NIGHT ONLY

Artists in residence Thea Patterson, Peter Trosztmer, Lois Brown, Jean-Sébastien Durocher and Jeremy Gordaneer will be staging an unplugged performance of EESTI: “Myths and Machines” at Main & Station, Parrsboro’s ‘old post office’, on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014.

Eesti: Myths and Machines is Peter Trosztmer’s choreographic examination of his family history and how it has shaped his own identity. Brought to life through letters and an oral history, this work is a tour de force of movement, storytelling and moving sound sculpture that takes the viewer on a journey of discovery and redemption.


“This is the story of how my family came to Canada …  This is absolutely nothing like how my family came to Canada”

Inspired by the stories of my Grandfather’s escape from Estonia at the end of WWII in a small boat, Eesti Myths and Machines is a tour de force of movement, storytelling and moving sound sculpture that takes the viewer on a journey of discovery and redemption. Brought to life through letters and an oral history we travel through time as I come to terms with how my grandfather’s heroism and courage resonate two generations later, and howthey find a voice is the much less epic moments of ‘heroism’ that I encounter in my day to day neighbourhood life.

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“There are those rare performances that fill you up so that you’re brimming, stoked by the integrity of the work, or perhaps elated with a feeling of reflection… easily one of the best productions of the year.” – Philip Szporer – Dance Current

“Une pièce magnifique, mon coup de cœur de l’automne … La danse, le texte, l’environnement sonore et visuel se font écho avec une rare cohérence et une grande poésie.”- Frédérique Doyon – Le Devoir

Top 5 choreographies of 2011  – Fabienne Cabado – Voir

“…un hallucinant solo… à la fois lumineux et bouleversant.” – Natalia Wysocka  -

This is for one night only so don’t miss it!

Thursday, October 2nd at 8:00PM

 Pay What You Can

 Dave MacLeod

The group have performances of Eesti scheduled in Halifax from September 25th through 27th at liveart Dance Productions as well as an intimate sound performance at  Parentheses on the 28th. On October 8th they will perform at Neighbourhood Dance Works in St John’s.

Myth and Machines was created with the support of Studio 303, Tangente, Public Energy, Le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec, and The Canada Council for the Arts.

Since 2012, Peter Trosztmer is also a Nonesuch artist in residence at Techno-Lith’s New City Gas Complex in Montreal.

A Nonesuch Arts Residency: Gordaneer, Patterson, Trosztmer

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<p>EESTI : Myths and MachinesOn a tour of eastern Canada to perform ‘Eesti: Myths and Machines’, this autumn, dancers and choreographers Thea Patterson & Peter Trosztmer, and artist Jeremy Gordaneer will be in Parrsboro for a Main & Station Nonesuch Arts Residency which will culminate in a public performance. The residency group will also include dramaturge Lois Brown, lighting designer Rasmus Sylvest, and sound designer Jean-Sébastien Durocher.

The group have performances of Eesti scheduled in Halifax from September 25th through 27th at liveart Dance Productions as well as an intimate sound performance at  Parentheses on the 28th. On October 8th they will perform at Neighbourhood Dance Works in St John’s.

EESTI:”Myths and Machines”-Trailer from Peter Trosztmer on Vimeo.

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Coming & Going on Saturday August 17

Main & Station Presents

For Body and Light / pour corps et lumière


For the next week or so keep your eyes open around Parrsboro as poet Ian Ferrier, choreographer Stephanie Robert and dancers Marie-Pier Gilbert, Marie-France Jacques, and Linnea Gwiazda explore, practice and perform in the streets, on the beaches and, on Saturday, at Main & Station…

Don’t miss this contemporary performance inspired by historic Parrsboro and the movement of the tides in the Minas Basin.

WHERE: Main & Station, 168 Main Street, Parrsboro

PRICE: pay what you can
WHEN: Saturday, August 17, 2013, doors open at 8:30pm, show starts at 9pm

choreography by-
Stephanie Robert

sound and voice by-
Ian Ferrier

performance by-
Marie-Pier GilbertMarie-France JacquesLinnea Gwiazda