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.
“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 – Nightlife.ca
This is for one night only so don’t miss it!
Thursday, October 2nd at 8:00PM
Pay What You Can
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.