Brett Taylor presents Gate 3, an energetic narrative of human interactions and the emotional intersections that occur in our everyday lives. This dynamic new piece, created for Citie Ballet by the former soloist of Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal, explores a cross-section of a moment in time at a transport station. In a place where strangers from all walks of life stand shoulder to shoulder every day, seemingly small interactions can have a much larger impact on one’s life than anticipated. Taylor’s joyful choreographic style offers a playful look at how we get to where we are going and will lift audiences to new heights.
Being able to contemplate emotional unrest or mental illness, through the lens of art, can be a transformative experience. Using dance as a form of creative storytelling, See Me is a new ballet by Edmonton choreographer Kiera Keglowitsch that aims to increase understanding and foster compassion, while highlighting the strength it takes to come to terms with our own vulnerabilities.
Through the language of contemporary ballet, Keglowitsch pulls from her own experience to share insights and encourage a deeper conversation that allows us to celebrate ourselves as human beings. Her work is supported by a series of original large-scale canvasses created by the artists’ collective at the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts, featuring the work of artist Scott Berry, whose dynamic style offers a captivating visual backdrop for the piece.
This collaboration, between a collective of artists with disabilities and a ballet company, is the first of its kind in Canada.