A whirling dervish and flamenco dancer meet in distinctive multimedia dance efficiency at Peterborough’s Market Corridor

A whirling dervish and flamenco dancer meet in distinctive multimedia dance efficiency at Peterborough’s Market Corridor
Mayez Rahman because the whirling dervish and Carolina Loyola-Garcia because the flamenco dancer in “Digital Dervish and Flamenco Sonic”, a multimedia dance efficiency introduced by Public Vitality Performing Arts on the Market Corridor in Peterborough on September 9 and 10, 2022. Created by Hedy Hurban of the U.Ok. inventive firm Firoza, the work combines unique digital projections, stay efficiency, and wearable know-how. Hurban’s accomplice Kaz Rahman, the visible artist and filmmaker who created the digital projections for the manufacturing, grew up in Peterborough. (Photograph: Lloyd Russell)

A novel multimedia dance efficiency impressed by the Thirteenth-century Sufi custom of “whirling dervishes” and the flamenco custom of southern Spain — mixed with a contemporary technological twist — is coming to the Market Corridor Performing Arts Centre in Peterborough on September 9 and 10.

Offered by Public Vitality Performing Arts as the primary manufacturing of its twenty ninth season and supported by the New Canadians Centre, Digital Dervish and Flamenco Sonic combines unique digital projections, stay efficiency, and wearable know-how in a piece by Canadian Hedy Hurban, head of performing arts of the U.Ok. inventive firm Firoza, which takes an avant-garde method to modern Islamic artwork.

A neighborhood connection comes with visible artist Kaz Rahman, who’s Firoza’s inventive director and the filmmaker and manufacturing designer for Digital Dervish and Flamenco Sonic. Rahman grew up in Peterborough earlier than shifting to the U.S. and ultimately settling within the U.Ok. together with his accomplice Hurban. Along with visible results by Barış Çelik, Rahman created the efficiency’s dynamic projections that envelop the viewers in a mesmerizing setting.

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Digital Dervish and Flamenco Sonic begins with a dervish, a member of the Sufi spiritual order of Islam identified for the “sema” custom — a “whirling” dance and meditative ritual courting again to Thirteenth century that’s nonetheless practiced immediately by the Mevlevi Sufis in Turkey. The dervish, carried out by Mayez Rahman, wakes up from a dream to the sounds of birds and nature and begins to meditate and carry out his sema. He turns into enveloped in a storm of chaos as he whirls wildly after which collapses, the place he turns into dormant once more.

A flamenco dancer, carried out by Carolina Loyola-Garcia, notices the dervish and begins to maneuver in related patterns, evoking her “duende” — a heightened state of emotion, expression, and authenticity that has been referred to as “a particular state of flamenco grace” — in an try and awaken the dervish. The 2 dancers alternate their sounds and actions till they develop into intertwined in a climactic whirling that encompasses music, imagery, and bodily motion.

A contemporary technological twist of the manufacturing is its use of the “soundrop”, a small wearable system designed by Hurban — an digital music composer, choreographer, and costume designer — to trace particular actions of a performer and map these actions to sounds and LED lights. Hooked up to the wrist or ankle, the soundrop turns into an extension of the performer’s physique.

VIDEO: “Digital Dervish and Flamenco Sonic” trailer

Performances of Digital Dervish and Flamenco Sonic happen at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September ninth and at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September tenth. Every 30-minute efficiency might be adopted by an on-stage question-and-answer session with the artists.

For these unable to attend, the September tenth efficiency might be livestreamed and a recording might be out there for one week following the efficiency.

“However you received’t get the complete impact of projections that immerse the dancers and their actions that affect the sound and lights by way of wearable tech,” reads a media launch from Public Vitality.

Tickets for each the in-person and livestreamed performances of Digital Dervish and Flamenco Sonic are “choose a value,” beginning as little as $5, and can be found prematurely at tickets.markethall.org.

For extra details about Public Vitality and Digital Dervish and Flamenco Sonic, go to publicenergy.ca.

 

kawarthaNOW is proud to be a long-time media sponsor of Public Vitality Performing Arts.

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