• The Dietrich Group

    THE LAND OF FUCK (a fable)

    D.A. Hoskins
    15.16.17.18.19 Apr 2014
  • The Dietrich Group

    THE LAND OF FUCK (a fable)

    D.A. Hoskins
    15.16.17.18.19 Apr 2014
  • The Dietrich Group

    THE LAND OF FUCK (a fable)

    D.A. Hoskins
    15.16.17.18.19 Apr 2014
  • The Dietrich Group

    THE LAND OF FUCK (a fable)

    D.A. Hoskins
    15.16.17.18.19 Apr 2014
  • The Dietrich Group

    THE LAND OF FUCK (a fable)

    D.A. Hoskins
    15.16.17.18.19 Apr 2014

The Dietrich Group - THE LAND OF FUCK (a fable)

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  • The Dietrich Group

    THE LAND OF FUCK (a fable)

    D.A. Hoskins
In co-presentation with
Place des Arts
8 pm Length – 1 h 45 Venue – Cinquième Salle
April 15 2014
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Tickets start at $33.00

Post-performance talk with the artists

    Friday April 18, 2014

Evening program
Press release
Press kit
* NOTE ON PRICES

A key figure in the alternative scene in Toronto, the extravagant D.A. Hoskins unleashes conventional or totally unexpected images that could be associated with the word “fuck”. A joyous and demonic combination of dance, theatre, music and performance art for an informed audience. 

Grounded in dynamic and intimate physicality, The Dietrich Group challenges people’s perceptions of the interplay of mediums in live performance, bringing ‘modern’ dance in Canada into the realm of contemporary art. Under the artistic directorship of visual artist/choreographer D.A. Hoskins The Dietrich Group facilitates interactive exchanges in art. The company’s goal is to create a hybrid of ‘sensory expressionism’ in the performing arts and ultimately to engage in a vital theatrical exchange. 

Using the social perceptions of a simple word – fuck – and its transformation throughout recent history from a highly censored word to its present expressive acceptance, this conceptual dance work aspires to define a period in evolution that is of the immediate – the here and now – through a theatrical and exploratory landscape. 

This new project has been conceived/choreographed by Dietrich Group Artistic Director D.A. Hoskins in 2012 and features performances from Danielle Baskerville, Tyler Gledhill, Valerie Calam, Luke Garwood, Sebastien Mena, Andrew Bathory, Paul Charbonneau, Linnea Swan, Mariana Medellin-Meinke, along with original sound composition from Gilles Goyette.

“To ‘fuck’ is humanity at its purest and its most base, at its highest form of intimacy and lowest. It is a word and an action that pides the generations, pides the sexes, pides the moral compass. At the same time, of course, it creates. This work will present a landscape of humankind and a spectrum of social experience through its explorations in interaction”, writes D.A. Hoskins

In an interview for the website xtra.ca, he stated: “When I get pissed with the business side of the art industry, I always seem to gravitate to pushing buttons. I remember tossing the title out as a joke for my next work one day. It was born in a moment of frustration, but the artists in a rehearsal were all in agreement about its potential. This collection of words immediately became my next challenge.”

The Land of Fuck is filled with nuisances of Bjork’s Medulla album a la throat singing guttural intensity and certain scenes hit the gut with the panache of Matthew Barney. The landscape and orientation of several of the vignettes also reminded me of works by masters Federico Fellini and Ingmar Bergman.” (dobbernationloves.com)

Credits

Concept, Direction and Choreography D.A. Hoskins. Artistic Associate Danielle Baskerville. Dancers Danielle Baskerville, Andrew Bathory, Valerie Calam, Paul Charbonneau, Tyler Gledhill, Robert Kingsbury, Mariana Medellin-Meinke, Fabien Piché, Linnea Swan. Original Music Gilles Goyette. Lighting Design Simon Rossiter. Stage Manager Laura Cournoyea. Set Consultant Alex Vass. Producer/Production Manager Oz Weaver.