Valley is a solo performance exploration, created and performed by myself, Jeanette Kotowich. Supported by Maori artist Charles Koroneho, as collaborative director, and dance artist Deana Peters, as outside eye. Development of Valley will take place in 2017/18.
When you take away all of what you know & what you think you know, what is revealed is infinitely deeper than imagined. You are not one, but many.
Valley takes the audience on a journey, where traces are left behind as forward moving moments arise. The unraveling of prop & body, mapping of the space traveled, revealing of memory, and the unfolding of image – drive the experience through the traces that are left behind.
Valley references my Canadian Cree Métis identity by reflecting on signifiers of traditional Métis dance form by deconstructing those fundamentals into a form that is all new, that is contemporary.
Canada Council for the Arts – Professional Development
SFU Woodwards – Alumni Dance Lab
BC Arts Council – Early Career Development
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