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Join Us This Week for Firehorse & Shadow

Trailer by Henry Mak

Only FOUR DAYS to get your tickets for


An interactive web performance

Special Preview

02 - 12 - 2021

7:30pm EST


Today we spotlight...


Role: Dramaturg / Readings

Animal Sign: Yang Fire Dragon 🐉

"Firehorse & Shadow brings together a cosmology of light and dark elements that float to the surface in the deep work of tending to familial pasts. It has been a profoundly moving journey for me to be invited into this collaboration and to watch these artists at work and play. The star map of this choreography – a tidal movement of three generations of resilient women told through the body of a daughter, a grand-daughter and great-grand-daughter - repeats, repairs, reconstructs and brings magic into that which is often left unspoken."


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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