INVERSO PRODUCTIONS / LESLEY TELFORD
An interdisciplinary dance project inspired by particle entanglement, Spooky Action is a study of human connections. The piece is inspired by Einstein’s famous phrase, referring to particles that are so closely linked, they share the same existence. In the full length work, we experience entanglement as both pleasure and problem: how do we respond to connectivity that happens beyond our choosing? The piece brings together thought-provoking dance, original composition, and engaging narrative to probe the mysterious ways we act on each other’s lives, by turns intricate, mysterious, refined, and dryly witty. Spooky Action premiered at the Firehall Arts Centre in October 2019. On tour to the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts April 22-25, 2020. Available for touring as of Fall 2020.
Founded in Madrid in 2012, INVERSO PRODUCTIONS is now a Vancouver-based company, performing works by choreographer Lesley Telford and her collaborators. It is a platform for exchange, creating dance through the lens of other art forms. This platform aims to develop collaborative ventures with the goal of creating and building interdisciplinary works alongside other artists. Inverso focuses on choreography as a method of conversation and exchange between art forms, between dancers, between dancers and the physical environment on stage, between words and movement, and between movement and light.
Photos by David Cooper
“With Spooky Action, Telford hits her stride as a choreographer. The idea of entanglement hovers mysteriously in the air, creating a fresh paradigm in which to view the dance.”
— Kaija Pepper, Globe and Mail
“The movements are strung together with rhythmic diversity, punctuated acutely with the consideration of a composer or a beat poet. The performers are fiercely talented dancers and their elastic bodies exhibit a remarkable ability to shift swiftly between qualities and initiation points”
— The Dance Current
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