We stepped in to the studio with dancers Danielle Baskerville, Luke Garwood, Robert Kingsbury, and choreographer DA Hoskins. The artists are spending their final week in rehearsals.

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The show, Jackie Burroughs Is Dead and what are you going to do about it? opens on April 7 at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre. The world premiere focuses on how energy reverberates and the power of reaction – how we observe, absorb, and ultimately respond.

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Choreographer DA Hoskins tells us:

“For this project, I specifically wanted to explore the “physical” in physicality on a sensorial level – how the body feels and responds outside of an emotional or cerebral realm. The physicality is expansive and broad in its dynamic and always in response to the moment. Motion, touch, and most integrally, energy is the essence of the work. It has been important not to get trapped by the emotional connotations in the work’s title as I want to celebrate the physical – the living matter that becomes electric when danced. What is most fascinating about the physicality is how the energy reverberates and creates an atmosphere – this has become the most profound and pivotal player in the piece”.

Jackie Burroughs is Dead and what are you going to do about it? opens on April 7 at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre. Tickets are available at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre Box Office.

Photo credit: Javier Castellanos

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