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World After Dark at Harbourfront Centre Theatre

Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 231 Queens Quay West
When: March 6 – 9, 2019
Cost: Tickets range from $35 – $45, and $25 for arts workers and can be purchased on line at www.harbourfrontcentre.com/whatson. The show is approximately 65 minutes long with no intermission.

Details: Shannon Litzenberger Contemporary Dance, in partnership with Harbourfront Centre, presents the World Premiere of World After Dark, reclaiming the night – a metaphor for the sensual, the embodied and the feminine. The production is directed and choreographed by Shannon Litzenberger, featuring lead performances by renowned Canadian dance artists Louis Laberge-Coté and Linnea Swan and an outstanding ensemble of performers.

Inspired by Christopher Dewdney’s Award-winning book Acquainted with the Night, World after Dark explores the relationship of the physical and metaphorical night. From the three stages of nightfall to the science of the cosmos; from the birth of nightlife to the empire of dreams; from the biology of nocturnal creatures to the mythology of the night sky, Dewdney’s compelling poetic reveries and scientific explanations journey us on an epic voyage through the mysteries of night.

The work features an innovative responsive video design by Elysha Poirier that immerses the audience and interacts in real time with the dancers on stage. In addition, dance dramaturgy and voice/text coaching by Gerry Trentham, creative advisement and collaboration by Marie-Josée Chartier, text arrangement, editing and contributions by Guillermo Verdecchia, lighting and set design by Ken Mackenzie, sound design by John Gzowski and costume design by Alexandra Lord.

More Info: www.worldafterdark.com