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FIREHORSE & SHADOW

An interactive web performance


Special Preview

02 - 12 - 2021

7:30pm EST

Today we spotlight...

HENRY MAK

Role: Director of Video Content/Editor

Animal Sign: Yang Wood Tiger 🐅


"Firehorse & Shadow speaks to me about so many things as a first-generation Chinese Canadian--amongst them family and belonging in a place as you truly are. I will always be grateful to have had the chance to work alongside such incredible artists and to be invited to dance, and paint and muck about in the mud with them too."


Dance artist Andrea Nann is joined by shadow puppeteer and theatre artist, Annie Katsura Rollins, in this new experiential interactive web performance that collaboratively investigates what binds and holds family members together, and ultimately what frees and heals the family line.


Firehorse and Shadow explores family lineage with a focus on the dualistic yin and yang elements expressed within the bodies, lives and choices of three generations of women. Working against and alongside the hearsay of family stories and Chinese medicine cycles and charts of astrological animal signs, two performers weave together passages of remembering and forgetting, inviting the audience into an intimate reanimation of familial memory.


Firehorse & Shadow was commissioned by CanAsian Dance for its 2020 KickStart program.


The creation of this work was generously supported by the Dance Artist in Residence program at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and by National Ballet of Canada's CreativAction Open Space program.

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