DEZZA DANCE PRESENTS

RESONANCE III + DEEP ROOTS DOUBLE BILL

SOLO WORKS OF AMERICAN & JAPANESE MODERN DANCE PIONEERS PERFORMED BY MIKI ORIHARA (NYC/JAPAN) WITH PIANIST NORA IZUMI BARTOSIK

Miki Orihara, the sort of Graham dancer who comes along once in a generation.

— Dance Magazine
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EMILY COOPER PHOTO

EMILY COOPER PHOTO

Dear Community,

It is with great pleasure I welcome you to a very special dance concert TONIGHT IN VANCOUVER.

Will you join us?

I hope that you will be inspired, moved and transported through the gorgeous playing of pianist Nora Izumi Bartosik (NYC) and Martin Reisle on cello as well as the deep remembrance reflected by all the dancers and choreographers.

I’ve come to know Miki Orihara through my deep connection to Martha Graham’s work (Martha was one of dance’s great creative geniuses) and am thrilled that Miki has come to share these important Modern Dance works.

As in the appreciation of any art form, returning to the essence and impetus of it’s genesis re-informs how we perceive the work and that is exactly what you will experience in Resonance III.

There is purity and power in each of Miki’s five solos and it is remarkable just how relevant they feel today- nearly eight decades after their creation.

It was an honour that Miki invited my company Dezza Dance to share the program with you and we offer you a new iteration of our dance residency project DEEP ROOTS.

Miki and Nora are here for just one night from NYC to share Resonance III with you and I hope that you will take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.

I hope to see you at the performance tonight!

With gratitude,

Desirée

PS We are going paperless and the Program is now available to enjoy at the top of this page.

MIKI ORIHARA AND NORA IZUMI BARTOSIK in rehearsal in work by dance pioneer DORIS HUMPHREY

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Miki Orihara showcases five historically significant Modern Dance works by dance legends including Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Konami Ishii, Seiko Takata and YURIKO with pianist Nora Izumi Bartosik

SUN MAY 19TH @ 7:30PM

BOX OFFICE @ 6:30PM

GENERAL ADMISSION SEATING @ 7PM

CONCERT IS APPROXIMATELY 80 MIN WITH NO INTERMISSION

ANNEX, 823 SEYMOUR, VANCOUVER

TICKETS $35 General Admission (including tax & service charges)

PARKING AVAILABLE BELOW ANNEX ($4/hr or $15/day)

THE ANNEX IS LOCATED NEXT TO THE ORPHEUM ON 823 SEYMOUR

 

RESONANCE III + DEEP ROOTS

DESIREE DUNBAR’S DEZZA DANCE BRINGS HEALING TO THE ANCESTORS IN DEEP ROOTS WITH MUSIC COMPOSED AND PERFORMED BY CELLIST MARTIN REISLE

Guests Dezza Dance perform DEEP ROOTS by Desirée Dunbar in collaboration with the intergenerational cast Rachel Helten, Garrick Jang, Linda Rosenheck and Juan Villegas with live cello composed/ performed by Martin Resile and projection by Ezequiel Peralta (Argentina).

VIDEO OF COLLABORATIVE CREATIVE DANCE MASTERCLASS WITH MIKI ORIHARA & PIANIST NORA IZUMI BARTOSIK MAY 17 AS PART OF THE DEZZA DANCE RESIDENCY @ WEST POINT GREY COMMUNITY CENTRE

IN REHEARSAL @ SFU WOODWARDS, VANCOUVER

IN REHEARSAL @ SFU WOODWARDS, VANCOUVER

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RESONANCE III & DEEP ROOTS DOUBLE BILL PRESENTED BY DEZZA DANCE

Resonance III features soloist Miki Orihara (NYC / Japan), who is a Bessie Award

recipient for Sustained Achievement in Dance, along with being a former principal dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company.

In commemoration of Miki’s lineage, this performance features five historically significant Modern Dance Works by dance legends, including Martha Graham, Yuriko, Dori Humphrey, Konami Ishii, Seiko Takata and YURIKO.

Both, Graham and Yuriko, were teachers and mentors to Ms. Orihara, which contributed to her unique approach to dance. Miki Orihara will be honouring her ancestry through live accompaniment by Nora Izumi Bartosik.

DEZZA DANCE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & FOUNDER/ CHOREOGRAPHER/ PRODUCER, DESIREE DUNBAR

DANCERS: Rachel Helten & Juan Villegas with Community Dancers Linda Rosenheck & Garrick Jang

Music composed and performed live by Cellist Martin Reisle

Argentinian visual artist Ezequiel Peralta performs art projection

Technical wizardry by Taylor Janzen

Films by Willan Leung

DEEP ROOTS features an Intergenerational cast of professional and community dancers

READ MORE ABOUT THE GENESIS OF DEEP ROOTS IN THIS ARTICLE BY MELISSA PANETTA >>>

Cherylann shares on Deep Roots first presented in April 2019 in video below.

We warmly welcome you to join us!

RESONANCE III + DEEP ROOTS DOUBLE BILL WITH
SOLO CONCERT BY MIKI ORIHARA; works by dance legends Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Konami Ishii, Seiko Takata & YURIKO

WITH DESIREE DUNBAR’S DEZZA DANCE, DESIREE DUNBAR

SUN MAY 19TH *** ONE NIGHT ONLY

ANNEX, 823 SEYMOUR, VANCOUVER
7:30PM | BOX OFFICE OPENS @ 6:30PM
CASH ONLY AT THE DOOR

 
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RESONANCE III is a grantee of the Japan Foundations Tour Grant 2018/19 and the Vancouver Civic Theatre Space Grant, Vancouver.

Dezza Dance is Artist in Residence at West Point Grey Community Centre and grateful for the support of the West Point Grey Association, Vancouver Parks board and Deux Mille Foundation.

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