Convergence - Also at the Barns in 2021
presented by the Good Women Dance Collective
La Cité Francophone - La Cité Francophone Theatre
Although the future of performing art remains a mystery, one thing is certain: dance will still find its way to you, as Edmonton’s Good Women Dance Collective returns to the stage this November with CONVERGENCE 2021!
The collective’s annual show, which kicks off the 2021/22 season, highlights three new works from different performers, both local and national. This year, Sasha Kleinplatz, Montréal-based contemporary dancer and co-founder of Wants&Needs Danse, will be joining Good Women with a newly commissioned piece.
Together, Sasha and the Good Women will delve into what and why they love and have loved dance. They will investigate their personal dance histories in relationship to questions of memory, consent, and joy. CONVERGENCE 2021 will also feature performances by Saddle Lake Cree Nation fancy dancer Dustin Stamp and a new work by Montreal's Karen Fennell.
COVID related info:
We are adhering to the Restrictions Exception program, and therefore all patrons will need to show proof of vaccination or a negative test as per AHS guidelines.
Audience members will remain masked for the entire performance and when in the lobby area/La Cite Francophone building
GWDC is limiting capacity to 50% of the house so audience members can
Performers will be unmasked when performing onstage<
ASL interpreters will be provided for the Friday November 12th performance.
We have an offer what you will ticketing option for all shows.
The first piece is 10 minutes long and the second piece is 15 minutes followed by an intermission.
The second piece is between 45-60 minutes long, and includes full nudity and coarse language.
We will also have a content FYI that you can opt into reading, that highlights other content in the performance that might be triggering for some people.
This venue is wheelchair accessible (accessible entrances are signed - one on the west side, and one on the north side from the parkade).
Public transit: Bus route 4, and others from whyte avenue drop off at 91
street and 82 ave (then travel 4 blocks north).
We will have some elements of a relaxed performance environment available for all shows.
Relaxed performances are created to make the audience experience more accessible. This is because formal performance settings demand some specific behaviours from audience members (like sitting still and quietly in the dark for a long time) that can exclude some people.
For every night, a variety of seating options are available, including soft seating. We will have a balcony area where you can move around, and you can leave the theatre at any point and return to this area as needed.
There are accessible gender inclusive washrooms on site.
On Friday, November 12th our relaxed performance elements also invite audience members to make noise as needed, and low-level audience lighting will be available throughout this performance.
We will have ushers available to support leaving and returning to any area in the audience for all performances.