Companhia de Dança Deborah Colker (Brazil) | Cão Sem Plumas (Dog Without Feathers)
Harbourfront Centre, DanceHouse, Danse Danse, NAC Dance present

Companhia de Dança Deborah Colker (Brazil) | Cão Sem Plumas (Dog Without Feathers)

From September 29th to October 17th 2021
For more information about this event, please contact Harbourfront Centre at info@harbourfrontcentre.com.

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IMPORTANT

After purchasing your ticket, your link will be emailed and can be used to access the performance from September 29 (12:01am EST) to October 11 (11:45pm EST), 2021, on one device at the time of your choosing. 

Streaming in Canada only. 

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Brazilian choreographer Deborah Colker delivers a powerful work blending elements of contemporary, classical and traditional dance to bring to life the poem ‘Cão Sem Plumas’, set in the Capibaribe River region of northeastern Brazil.  

Based in Rio de Janeiro and winner of numerous awards, Deborah Colker is an extraordinary choreographer. After creating Ovo with Cirque du Soleil, she choreographed the opening ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympics, featuring 6,000 dancers. Based on the poem ‘Cão Sem Plumas’ (“Dog Without Feathers”) by Brazilian writer João Cabral de Melo Neto and enhanced by the striking images of filmmaker Cláudio Assis, this show portrays on stage the course of the Capibaribe River, where the natural habitat and the local population are threatened.  

Performed by 14 dancers of astonishing physicality, the choreography interweaves classical, contemporary, popular and ritual dances, set against black and white projections captured during a journey where the dance company immersed itself in the world of the Capibaribe, its mangroves and its inhabitants.  

A powerful work. Not to be missed!  

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PRE-SHOW CONTENT (17 minutes): Where the River Begins  

The film is preceded by the documentary Where the River Begins, in which the choreographer explains her creative process, inspired by the richness of the words of poet João Cabral and the company's trip to the Pernambouco region of Brazil.

Produced by Filigrane Archives.

FILM (70 minutes): Cão Sem Plumas (Dog Without Feathers) 

This digital presentation is approximately 87 minutes.

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Digidance is a joint programming initiative of Canadian dance presenters including DanceHouse (Vancouver), Danse Danse (Montreal), Harbourfront Centre (Toronto), and the National Arts Centre (Ottawa), with an aim to deliver exceptional, full-length Canadian and international dance content online to patrons across the country. Each dance show is accompanied by a “enhancement” video segment that consists of interviews with artists and provides context and depth for the audience’s appreciation, produced exclusively for Digidance viewers.

Previous Digidance productions include: Body and Soul (Crystal Pite/Paris Opera Ballet), Joe (Jean Pierre-Perreault), and More Than Dance, We Are A Movement (Red Sky Performance). 

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IMPORTANT

After purchasing your ticket, your link will be emailed and can be used to access the performance from September 29 (12:01am EST) to October 11 (11:45pm EST), 2021, on one device at the time of your choosing. 

Streaming in Canada only. 

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Brazilian choreographer Deborah Colker delivers a powerful work blending elements of contemporary, classical and traditional dance to bring to life the poem ‘Cão Sem Plumas’, set in the Capibaribe River region of northeastern Brazil.  

Based in Rio de Janeiro and winner of numerous awards, Deborah Colker is an extraordinary choreographer. After creating Ovo with Cirque du Soleil, she choreographed the opening ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympics, featuring 6,000 dancers. Based on the poem ‘Cão Sem Plumas’ (“Dog Without Feathers”) by Brazilian writer João Cabral de Melo Neto and enhanced by the striking images of filmmaker Cláudio Assis, this show portrays on stage the course of the Capibaribe River, where the natural habitat and the local population are threatened.  

Performed by 14 dancers of astonishing physicality, the choreography interweaves classical, contemporary, popular and ritual dances, set against black and white projections captured during a journey where the dance company immersed itself in the world of the Capibaribe, its mangroves and its inhabitants.  

A powerful work. Not to be missed!  

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PRE-SHOW CONTENT (17 minutes): Where the River Begins  

The film is preceded by the documentary Where the River Begins, in which the choreographer explains her creative process, inspired by the richness of the words of poet João Cabral and the company's trip to the Pernambouco region of Brazil.

Produced by Filigrane Archives.

FILM (70 minutes): Cão Sem Plumas (Dog Without Feathers) 

This digital presentation is approximately 87 minutes.

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Digidance is a joint programming initiative of Canadian dance presenters including DanceHouse (Vancouver), Danse Danse (Montreal), Harbourfront Centre (Toronto), and the National Arts Centre (Ottawa), with an aim to deliver exceptional, full-length Canadian and international dance content online to patrons across the country. Each dance show is accompanied by a “enhancement” video segment that consists of interviews with artists and provides context and depth for the audience’s appreciation, produced exclusively for Digidance viewers.

Previous Digidance productions include: Body and Soul (Crystal Pite/Paris Opera Ballet), Joe (Jean Pierre-Perreault), and More Than Dance, We Are A Movement (Red Sky Performance).