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POSSIBILITIES OF DIALOGUE

a collaborative dance piece - July 21& 22 @7:30PM

Inspired by the parallels between making a dance and having a conversation, Possibilities of Dialogue is an abstraction of a collaborative creative process; with moments of listening, curiosity, disagreement and spontaneity unfolding through movement and text.

Choreography and Performance

David Norsworthy and Marielis Garcia

 Music 

Brad Wentworth, Noah Malcolm

Lighting Design/Technical Director

Gabriel Cropley

Mentoring

JoAnna Shaw, Andrea Roberts, Michael Caldwell, Peter Kyle

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

As a choreographic duo, David Norsworthy and Marielis Garcia are inspired by the inherent and inevitable incompleteness of process. Driven by choreographic questions and philosophical curiosities, they seek to undo the conventions of dance performance by cultivating unique situations that invite contemplation and connection. They believe their primary responsibility is to engage communities in artistic experiences.

CO-CHOREOGRAPHERS/DANCERS

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DAVID NORSWORTHY

Choreographer/Dancer

David is a Toronto-based, internationally acclaimed dance artist who is “an exceptionally lucid performer, technically impressive and articulate with choreographic detail” (Globe and Mail). David has been privileged to perform and tour with companies including Peggy Baker Dance Projects (Toronto), Toronto Dance Theatre (Toronto), Dancenorth (Melbourne), ZviDance (New York), Brian Brooks (New York), Skånes Dansteater (Malmö) and Magma Dans (Stockholm) among others. Recent performances include national and international tours of Peggy Baker’s newest work titled “who we are in the dark” and the Merce Cunningham Trust’s Bessie-award winning Centennial Celebration production titled “Night of 100 Solos” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (New York). He has presented his choreographic work at the CanAsian Dance KickStart Festival (Toronto), Wave Rising Series (New York), Our Voices (Stockholm) and the OnSite/InSight Festival (Winston Salem) among other festivals. Recent commissions include Lamondance (Vancouver), Point Park University (Pittsburgh) and The School of Toronto Dance Theatre (Toronto). A graduate of The Juilliard School (New York), David is the grateful recipient of the Living Arts Centre’s 2016 Ron Lenyk Arts Award and was one of three finalists for the Toronto Arts Foundation's 2018 Emerging Artist Award. www.davidnorsworthy.com

MARIELIS GARCIA

Choreographer/Dancer

Marielis is a native New Yorker, has been a dance performance artist for over 10 years, and is director of MG DanceArts. She is currently a member of the Brian Brooks Moving Company and Helen Simoneau Danse. Garcia has had the privilege to perform and tour with Steps Repertory Ensemble (NY), Peter Kyle Dance (NY), iKapa (Cape Town), and Douglas Dunn and Dancers (NY), among others. She received her BFA in dance from Marymount Manhattan College. Her work has been presented by Appalachian State University, Salem College, Howard Community College, University of North Carolina Greensboro and Bard College at Simon’s Rock. In 2014, La MaMa theater awarded Garcia with a three-week residency, supporting and presenting a new work in Spoleto, Italy, and in 2017 she was a University of North Carolina School of the Arts choreographic fellow. She is a 2017, 2018 and 2019 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council grant recipient. Marielis is co-director of STUFFED: Dinner and Dance, a free quarterly community event that serves a warm meal and dance performance. www.marielisgarcia.com