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On the heels of last year’s The Scents of Tang, Winnipeg choreographers/performers Renée Vandale and Alexandra Elliott return with a program of four new contemporary works.

Elliott’s When All is Said is the most striking visually as dancers Hilary Crist, Elliott, Brenna Klavercamp and Carol-Ann Bohrn create their own hunched, pulsing tribe. She then spins a tale of eating mysterious purple berries in solo Morada, punctuating her own narration with lyrical sweeps across the stage.

By contrast, Vandale’s Poisin, performed with Crist is a puzzler. The duo don possessed shoes — white high-tops, really — before breaking into shaking convulsions that only end once the shoes are removed. Her Sway fares better as its shows the grotesque underbelly of beauty yet still felt undeveloped.

Any show called Rupture suggests explosive power and might. This mostly uneven program — in keeping with this year’s F theme — might better have been Fizzle.

— Holly Harris

 

From the Fringe program:

Returning after 2011's The Scents of Tang (4 Stars - CBC), Renée Vandale and Alexandra Elliott debut four contemporary dance works. Renée's duet poison is an evocative journey about two women living parallel lives wherein manipulation and rage ensue after slipping into possessed shoes. Diversely, Alexandra's solo Morada transports you to the sunny vineyards of Argentina with the story of three girlfriends on red bicycles, a flat tire, and a mysterious purple berry. An intoxicating eruption of dance!

Director: Renée Vandale & Alexandra Elliott

Cast: Carol Ann Bohrn, Hilary Crist, Brenna Klaverkamp

Recommended For: General Audience

Length: 60 mins.

Tickets: $10

Warnings: None

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