Fujiwara Dance Inventions (Toronto)

Moving Parts

Friday, May 31: 7:00 PM

Saturday, June 1 & Sunday, June 2: 12:00 PM

Exhibition Park, 81 London Rd W

Inclement Weather Location: Quebec St Mall, 55 Wyndham St N

ABOUT THE WORK

The world is changing at an accelerated rate, and conflict and unrest follow. How do we move through difficult times with kindness and skill? These are questions we investigate through dance and the joy of singing in 3-part harmony.

CHOREOGRAPHER

Denise Fujiwara

PERFORMERS

Sylvie Bouchard, Jen Hum, Mayumi Lashbrook, Michael Mortley, Lucy Rupert, Brodie Stevenson

MUSICIANS

Annabelle Chvostek, Mike Evin, Laurel MacDonald – Vocal Section Leads

Eve Goldberg – Ukulele

David Woodhead – Bass

MUSIC

Song and composer credits: Mad World – Roland Orzabal (1983) That’s Enough – Thompson Family 911 for Peace – Anti-Flag Rise Up – Parachute Club (1983) (Billy Bryans, Lauri Conger, Lorraine Segato and Steve Webster with lyrics contributed by Lynne Fernie) Here Comes the Change – Kesha Sebert Love Learn Listen – Laurel MacDonald & Denise Fujiwara

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Fujiwara Dance Inventions is a repertory dance company devoted to the creation, production and touring of dance works. It conducts activities for the professional development of dance artists, engages with the larger dance community, and promotes an appreciation for the art of dance to the general public.

Fujiwara Dance Inventions works to create dance, dance performances and learning opportunities that cultivate curiosity, creativity, openness, and presence in both participants and audiences, to gently blur the lines between performer and audience, to create aware and engaged audience members.

ABOUT THE CHOREOGRAPHER

Denise Fujiwara is based in Tkaronto where she choreographs, dances and teaches. Her short film Noppera-bo, won a 2020 One-Reeler Short Film Competition Award of Excellence in Los Angeles. EUNOIA, a multimedia work based on Christian Bök’s prize winning book, was nominated for three Dora Mavor Moore Awards, one of NOW’s Top 5 Dance Shows of 2014 and began national touring in 2015. Her six solo dance concerts garnered praise across Canada and toured to festivals in the United States, South America, Europe and Asia. She is a recipient of the Toronto Arts Foundation’s Muriel Sherrin Award for international achievement in dance. www.fujiwaradance.com

ACKNOWLEDGEMTS

Moving Parts premiered at Dusk Dances 2023 in Toronto, co- presented with DanceWorks.

In memory of Phil Strong


Bringing Moving Parts to Guelph was made possible with the support of TD Ready Commitment.

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