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CARDINAL POINT

CARDINAL POINT

February 15th - 17th 2023

Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre


COPUCHA + GAP SHUP


Engaging elements from cueca (Chile’s national dance) and Kathak (A south asian classical dance form), the intercultural piece explores the possibility of code-switching between two movement languages to create smothering unrestrained by the boundaries of each. Bringing cueca and kathak into thoughtful and joyful conversation, thirteen dancers come together as a community in which these two forms exist as gossip and rumour, or ‘copucha’ and gum ‘shup’, that oscillate between polyphonic and cacophony ways.


Choreographers: Arita Bajpeyi and Sebastian Ureamuno

Featuring York Dance Ensemble: Gabriela June Braithwaite, Natalie Cooper, Christiano DiDomenico, Nicole Faithful, Mackenzie Grantham, Kerry Halpin, Zoë Rose Harrington, Jealyn Jones, Travis Keith, Victoria Kuronen, Eve Law, Zuri Skeete, Natalie Yeung.

Dramaturg: Jennifer Dick

Music composed and performed by Leo Orlov

Visuals, movement recording and projection: Nava Messas Waxman



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