After remounting monumental with the Holy Body Tattoo and Godspeed You! Black Emperor, choreographer Dana Gingras returns to the large-scale format with FRONTERA. A socially engaged artist, she investigates the notion of borders—political, economic and liminal—and operations of power by exploring their impact on the body. The musical score is by cult Montreal post-rock band Fly Pan Am, with scenography by United Visual Artists. With fearless physicality, the supercharged dancers perform daring, high-voltage moves. On stage, the lights, music and movement are inextricably linked, equal participants in the powerful singularity of the work. FRONTERA is a relentlessly coherent choreographic and theatrical experience that challenges and reinvents codes. A total work of art.
Photo © Gilles Berquet.
Executive producer Centre de Création O Vertigo.
In Coproduction with Animals of Distinction.
Developed with support from the NAC’s National Creation Fund.
Choreographer Dana Gingras.
Visual concept, scenography United Visual Artists.
Music Fly Pan Am.
Fields recording Dave Bryant.
Dramaturgy Ruth Little.
Rehearsal director Sarah Williams.
Agent Sarah Roger.
Creation residency Centre de Création O Vertigo, Place des Arts.
Dancers Robert Abubo, Paige Culley, Justin de Luna, Léna Demnati, Stacey Desilier, Caroline Gravel, Louise Michel Jackson, Sovann Prom Tep, Esther Rousseau-Morin.
Additional dancers Mark Medrano, Koliane Prom Tep.