This Spring as the ice melts away and we begin to feel our fingers and toes a show comes out from the thaw. Kathleen Doherty, a powerhouse in the Halifax dance scene, and Andrew MacKelvie, her equal in the music world have been concocting a show involving the audience in their appreciation of both music and dance; interacting through movement, sound and space.
Three dancers, I’m fortunate to be one, and five musicians convened, improvising with each other since November. Over time our sensitivity to one another has evolved and become a tangible tool we use when composing and choreographing movement pieces together. From inside the piece I feel the musicians provoking one another while the dancers navigate our way through space; under, over and around each other.
There is truly nothing like being in a room full of people skilled in their art forms conducting a symposium in the communication mode they love best. Dancers led by sound, musicians led by movement and a conversation that welcomes the audience warmly into their space; invited into this new composition of sound and movement poetry.
Kathleen Doherty, Votive Dance, Andrew MacKelvie and Friends invite you warmly to enjoy Verge, a show of Live Music and Dance.
8pm Saturday & 3pm Sunday/ 28 & 29/ March/ 2015
Advance Tickets $20 Adults/ $15 Students
At the Door $22 Adults/$17