- This event has passed.
Empty Space | Empty Time & Worlds Within
April 20 - April 21
About EMPTY SPACE | EMPTY TIME
The evening features solo musical performances by internationally renowned Canadian cellist Raphael Weinroth-Browne with dance collaborations by Compagnie ODD choreographer, Yvonne Coutts.
Coutts’ new quartet, Empty Space | Empty Time is a wordless conversation with Worlds Within, played live by composer Weinroth-Browne. Originally created in silence, the dance found its bearings through the exquisite emotional cycles of the music. Physical and spatial, the work reveals both the quiet and energetic swells of sorrow and solace.
About WORLDS WITHIN
Worlds Within is a continuous 40-minute piece, built from a very simple initial seed, gradually branching out and recreating itself in different forms through the use of live looping. I think of it sometimes as the soundtrack to a life cycle, beginning from an unending ether (Unending I), emerging into innocence and wonder (From Within), growing into self-awareness (From Above) followed by chaos and upheaval (Tumult), making peace with what is (Fade [Afterglow]), and returning to the infinite (Unending II). I wanted the bookends to feel timeless and to reflect the passing of time from the perspective of nature. By contrast, I wanted the inner sections to have a fast-paced momentum, embodying human subjectivity and impatience