Tuesday, June 21, 2011

human gardens and untamed minds- a new KO Dance Project

In Partnership with Alberta Dance Alliance's "FEATS FESTIVAL OF DANCE, 2011."

Misbehaving as her artistic mandate, maverick local dance artist KO is taking the PROPER out of city property and gearing up for some summertime artistic mischief.

“human gardens and untamed minds,” is a new premiere dance piece by the KO Dance Project and it’s taking urban design to a whole new level.

Inspired by the activist movement Guerilla Gardening— beautifying cities with personal acts of spontaneous gardening, this impulsive traveling dance show, will take live theatre where it needs it most - into the forgotten cement spaces of our downtown core, appearing and disappearing as quickly as it takes the cops to show up!

“It’s better to ask forgiveness than permission!”

With lights and sound instead of shovels, and whirling dancers instead of perennials, these guerilla dance gardens will be planted in the wild outdoors of our city’s downtown core.

Having recently returned from performing in Marseille, France and Rome, Italy, KO was struck by the spirit of imagination in Europe’s urban spaces - where artists wild minds create cities for humans and not just cars.

“human gardens and untamed minds” will transplant some of that beauty, setting up a wild theatrical adventure loose on the streets and leaving Edmonton’s downtown never the same again!

Human gardens and Untamed Minds: A KO Dance Project

Site-specific performance: meet at Sobey’s corner of 104 Street and Jasper Avenue. Rain or shine. Bring your own seating.

30 minute show.

Ticket info: Entree libre


FRIDAY, JULY 1 - SATURDAY, JULY 2 : 5:30 pm and 8:30 pm

SUNDAY, JULY 3: 5:30 pm

Media Contact:

Kathleen Ochoa

780- 265-1110


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