Sunday, May 27, 2007

June 3: Allison Peacock

Bio: Allison Peacock
Allison Peacock is a Toronto-based dance artist. Her work has been presented at the 2006 Toronto International Dance Festival, 2004 Canada Dance Festival and the Yukon Arts Centre. She completed her training at the School of Toronto Dance Theatre in 2004, and has gone on to pursue training in Brussels, Belgium and Vienna, Austria through the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. Her work examines illusion, dance constructs, the secret love of jazz dance circa 1985, and feelings.

Allison's notes for this performance:

Solos of Me not as Myself
Dances for, as and by Stevie Nicks

Projections, projecting, projects, potentials, progression, pity, self-pity, self-loathing, love, loss, life, identity, idols, adulthood, ideas, idioms, idiosyncrasies, transformation, jazz dance, television, monsters, the eighties, this is me and my dance. Stevie Nicks? Well, she is a special and amazing singer. And the Fleetwood Mac soap opera produced some timeless and emotionally charged rock music.

Stevie’s hits (mainly Stand Back and Edge of Seventeen) are two songs that have continued to inspire me to dance; and the image of Nicks permeated my childhood mind as the penultimate vision of womanhood. Cockatoos, capes and tambourines. Although Stevie’s paraphernalia seems absurd to me now, her songs of living and love have deeply resonated with me in adulthood. And ultimately this dance is just about combining other people’s songs, videos and personas to get to my point about some stuff.

Photo by Allison Peacock.

Allison’s project has been supported by the Canada Council and the Toronto Arts Council

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts which last year invested $15 million in dance throughout Canada.

Nous remercions de son soutien le Conseil des Arts du Canada, qui a investi 15 millions de dollars l'an dernier dans la danse à travers le Canada.
Produced with the support of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.

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