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Mark Boivin and Lucy Rupert

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Reviewed by Paula Citron

Mark Boivin and Lucy Rupert
DanceWorks
Enwave Theatre, Apr. 7 to 9, 2011
Heidi Strauss
Performance Spring Festival
Factory Theatre Studio, Apr. 7 to 17, 2011

There is a very rich array of solo dance happening in town, and here are capsule reviews. The short comments can’t do justice, but at least they can give an idea.

DanceWorks is presenting a shared program with Montreal’s Marc Boivin and Toronto’s Lucy Rupert.

Boivin’s Impact uses both humour and emotion to examine the various influences on our lives. He is a bold, strong dancer who fills the space with thoughtful choreography.

Rupert’s The animals are planning an intervention is performed to a gorgeous string quartet by composer Sarah Slean. Rupert uses expressive animal imagery to explore the evolution contained within us.
Heidi Strauss’ Still Here is part of Factory Theatre’s Performance Spring Festival. It is a beautifully conceived show, rich in set, lighting and video details. Her theme is loss and recovery, and she actually makes her lyrical body look angled and distorted.

Boivin and Rupert perform at Enwave Theatre until Saturday. Strauss continues at Factory Theatre Studio until Apr. 17.

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