18 P_R_A_C_T_I_C_E_S by Andrew Turner

With Bright Red by Nolan Murray in first part

Andrew Turner x Nolan Murray

Saturday, July 27th, 6:30 PM

18 P_R_A_C_T_I_C_E_S by Andrew Turner This project has been centered around a collection of eighteen diversely-textured “practices”, some strictly dance-related and others arising out of a scattering of odd quasi-obsessions of mine – from speaking and singing in reverse, to light-saber spinning.  Each practice is inspired by a recent translation of Homer’s Odyssey by Emily Wilson (2017) – the first by a woman scholar, acclaimed for her contemporary critical perspective on this seminal myth.   18 P_R_A_C_T_I_C_E_S is not a piece about the Odyssey, but rather a danced response to the poem. The archaeological metaphor of the palimpsest has been our guide: ancient texts, scraped clean from parchments to make room for newer documents, but which remain visible underneath. The piece therefore seeks to explore the complex, layered traces of narratives and behaviors existing under the seemingly stable “I”. Bright Red by Nolan Murray “Bright Red” is a contemporary solo based on Laurie Anderson’s piece of the same name. The solo was choreographed by Charles-Alexis Desgagnés, a professional dancer from Quebec City who stands out for his creativity and his ability to push the boundaries of movement. The number highlights the quality of the dancer’s movement and his ability to captivate an audience. From this perspective, the music does not control the choreography; on the contrary, the choreography directs the music. Performance in French.