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A Crazy Kind of Hope
 Conceived and directed by Sarah Chase in creation with performer Andrea Nann
Awarded the 2019 DORA MAVOR MOORE AWARD 
for outstanding performance by an Individual in Dance

An intimate solo performance combining beautifully articulate, hypnotic movement patterns with stories of hope and heartbreak. The piece is made in the unique dance-storytelling form of choreographer Sarah Chase who devises movement patterns to provoke private memories and personal stories from the exquisite and eloquent dancer, co-creator/performer, Andrea Nann.


In the piece, Nann introduces a few simple numbered patterns of movement gestures. These patterns begin to intersect and harmonize, creating a heightened poetic landscape, where Andrea’s own spoken stories unfold into realms of water, flowers, surf, loss, and love.


Conceived / directed / choreographed by: Sarah Chase

In creation with performer: Andrea Nann

Lighting designer: James Proudfoot

Sound designer: Sarah Chase

Drone: Antoine Bedard

Guitar: Justin Rutledge


Presenters with a password may view the full video here


Length of work: 22 minutes
Number of artists travelling: 3
Set requirements: piano bench with a lid that can stay open on its own
Sound requirements: 2 shotgun microphones



View Production Details here


Grace Centre for the Arts, Toronto (2019)

Burlington Performing Arts Centre (2018)

Festival of New Dance, St. John's (2017)

Guelph Dance Festival - River Run Centre (2017)

Ontario Scene - Canada National Arts Centre, Ottawa (2015)

Registry Theatre, Kitchener, Ontario (2015)

Dancing on the Edge - Firehall Theatre Vancouver (2014)

Dance In Vancouver - Scotiabank Dance Centre, Vancouver (2013)

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