Natasha Torres-Garner and Ali Robson
Public performances December 13-17th from 12-1pm
Performance starts in the circular underground walkway at Portage and Main connected to Winnipeg Square, and ends at the walkway above the Millennium Library.
Choreographed and performed by Natasha Torres-Garner in collaboration with dancer Ali Robson and costumes designed and constructed by Claire Friesen.
Transient Exposition is a duet performance featuring Natasha Torres-Garner and Ali Robson in downtown’s Winnipeg Square and Skywalks. The area is a pedestrian thoroughfare primarily used by those employed downtown. The space is filled with people during the lunch hour of a weekday, but comes to a silent screeching halt in the evenings and weekends. Though the population is high in the lunch hour, the level of creativity and interaction is minimal. Those who are there are using it for the hiding spot it provides from our harsh winters, and/or a short cut in their daily travel. Eye contact, interaction, reflection and expression is hard to come by around these parts. In the Transient Exposition, Torres-Garner aims to defy these assumptions, and for a brief moment light a spark for those passing by. This performance travels, and we will be making our way to the hallway leading to the Millennium library, where the Carol Shields auditorium is located.
Ali Robson is a contemporary dance artist from Winnipeg. Since 2004 she has been studying and performing contact improvisation in Vancouver with EDAM under the direction of Peter Bingham. In Winnipeg she has worked with TRIP Dance Company performing in Herding Instinct and the art of displacement. Recently she performed in The Rite, a dance theatre collaboration directed by Tom Stroud, Chris Pinker, Natasha Torres-Garner and Ian Mozdzen. Her own choreographic work has been presented by Young Lungs Dance Exchange and performed in the Winnipeg Fringe Festival. She teaches creative movement for children, contact improvisation classes and is a graduate of the School of Contemporary Dancers Professional Program in affiliation with the University of Winnipeg.