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Canada - MM Contemporary Dance Company on tour

Canadian premiere of the company's new show in Vancouver and Salt Spring Island from November 1st to 7th

Great expectation at the Chutzpah! Festival of Vancouver for MM Contemporary Dance Company’s new show, after the great success of its performance in the last edition of the Festival.

«The real joy of watching MM is its dancers, so fiercely committed to the punishing demands of endurance, strength, and technique…it’s a rare taste of Italian dance», so the press.

The Festival, an annual appointment that brings world-renowned international dance, music, and theatre to Vancouver, proposes the Canadian premiere of the double bill Gershwin Suite / Schubert Frames, with four performances scheduled from November 1st to 4th.

Then the tour of the show, which is supported by Emilia-Romagna Region Culture Dept, Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, Italian Cultural Institute in Toronto, Consulate General of Italy in Vancouver, goes on in Salt Spring Island, where it will be staged at the ArtSpring Theatre on November 6th and 7th.

Michele Merola has created Gershwin Suite starting from Gershwin’s best music and inspired by the paintings of another great 20th-century American artist, Edward Hopper, and by the connection between Gershwin's music and Hopper’s paintings.
«I was attracted - says Merola - by the painter's ability to construct atmosphere and nuance that reveal implications and secrets of the human condition. The scenes create characters and situations that are not pre-determined, but open to different endings and solutions».
In a continuously changing scenography, intimate duets and solos follow one another, plus group scenes where the desire to live and escape daily life jump out.

Enrico Morelli wanted to entrust his new work to the music by Franz Shubert, a composer able to interpret the contrasting feelings of love, tension, melancholy, regret, but also hope.
In this work devoted to the many souls of contemporary man, the choreography is an abstract account of solitude and affinities, in an era like ours  -tired, pale, disenchanted, tormented by a malaise that hangs in the air itself, but also anxiously seeking a meaning and a hope of happiness.


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