Firehorse and Shadow
A new work premiering March 19 - 21, 2020
Commissioned by CanAsian Dance KickStart Festival
Choreographer / performer Andrea Nann
Shadow artist / performer Annie Katsura Rollins
Creative contributor Sarah Chase
Dramaturge Cindy Mochizuki
Andrea explores her Chinese astrological sign, the fire horse, which is rare and deemed undesirable for women. How does it influence her destiny and her way of perceiving her environment? Joined by shadow artist Annie Katsura Rollins, Andrea investigates her relationships with time, sensation, and familial history through century-old cyclical systems like the Chinese Zodiac and the Chinese Body Clock. A sequence of distant events takes shape through cycles of silence and shadow, sound and light. The stage becomes both the source of her experience and the outcome of her dive deep within herself.