March 25 - 26, 2022
Student/Artist $15, General Admission $35
Forcier Stage Works, the byname under which Canadian dance artist Marie France Forcier presents her work, is excited to present Crux on Friday March 25th and Saturday March 26th 2022 at the DJD Dance Centre.
An established choreographer, Forcier reclaims her identity as a performer following a series of practice interruptions due to trauma, relocation, childbearing and the pandemic, performing in three distinct works respectively symbolic of a past-present-future trajectory in her collaborations.
“Forcier dances with assurance and originality” Susan Walker, Toronto Star
Honoring a collaborative relationship spanning decades, Verisimilitude (2019) draws on movement and spatial aesthetics from Indian martial arts (kalarippayattu) and acrobatics. In the solo, internationally acclaimed Brandy Leary (Anandam Dancetheatre) examines Forcier’s physical structure’s folding and unfolding in a slowly expanding space of light. Working within a circularity that continuously inverts space, the dancing body moves towards the full verticality of standing.
Kimberley Cooper (Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, DJD), Calgary’s most celebrated dance company’s artistic director, developed a work within Forcier’s present physical context. Shape Shifter (world premiere), indeed challenges Forcier’s current European-descent contemporary
practice by closely interweaving movement and musical intricacies in manners closer to Jazz choreography. With this exceptional creative contribution to the dance scene outside of DJD’s roster, Cooper stages a duet- or quintet- depending on the viewer’s perspective, where Forcier morph into different characters as she physically interacts with live musician Jeremy Gignoux.
Through Shadow Sound (world premiere), her own choreographic offering for the event, Forcier explores the analytical psychology’s concept of Shadow Self. Physicalizing the stretching and distortion of self-perception tthrough shadow images as metaphors extending from one body to another, Forcier performs this piece with emerging artist/ former student Cindy Ansah, as a mean of simultaneous investigating physical transferance and shadowing through time.
Parking at DJD
The DJD Dance Centre parkade offers FREE underground parking Monday to Friday after 5PM and on Saturdays and Sundays. The parkade is free to valid ticket holders and students. Please note a code is needed to enter the parkade. (you will receive a code for the parkade 24 hours before the performance you are attending or with your class purchase). You can access the DJD parkade off Centre Street (at the back of the Kahanoff Centre).
Please note: There is a 6 foot maximum height restriction for our underground parking.
Two large paid-public parking lots are located at the South and East sides of the building. Two-hour meter street parking is available on Center Street SE, between 12 and 13 Avenue SE. Two disabled parking spaces are available on the south side of the building.