CONCEPT, DANCE, PERFORMANCE: BILL COLEMAN
MUSIC, SOUND, VISUALS: GORDON MONAHAN
ADDITIONAL DESIGN: PIERRE LAVOIE & DAVID GAUCHER
Run time: 1 hour
“No other choreographer creates one-of-a-kind events as mystical, unpretentious, and full of wonder,” states the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung of choreographer and dancer Bill Coleman. In Dollhouse, he plays the role of modern fakir as he suffers through what at times
are almost comic situations on his way to a symphonic chaos of sight and sound. Considering the intense concerns of contemporary times, the visual metaphor of a man drowning in his surroundings is timely. Tap dancing, performance art and action intermingle with mechanical and electronic manipulated objects, handmade and found, rendering rhythms equally sonic and visual. Disruptive and surprising, Dollhouse walks
a unique line of Artaudan fiction and slapstick with the performer acting simultaneously as instrument and conductor. The internationally acclaimed composer/sound artist Gordon Monahan, a recipient of the Governor-General’s Award in the Arts, will also be creating all the sound live on stage. This program is a remarkably creative feat of dance and music in the 21st century.