Dance Victoria presents MAN by Norwegian Choreographer Sølvi Edvardsen

MAN by Sølvi Edvardsen. Dancer: Sudesh Adhana. Photo: Trine Kim Designstudio.
MAN by Sølvi Edvardsen

Direct from Norway!
Dance Victoria presents MAN by Norwegian Choreographer Sølvi Edvardsen
January 25, 7:30 pm at the McPherson Playhouse

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Free Dance Classes, January 18 through January 27, 2019
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The annual Dance Days is back in January 2019 when studios all over town throw open their doors and offer free dance classes in all kinds of styles. From ballet to ballroom, belly dance to break dance, there is something for everyone. Look for a complete online calendar of classes at DanceVictoria.com beginning in early January 2019.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION DURING DANCE DAYS

MAN – Direct from Norway!
January 25, 2019 • 7:30 pm
McPherson Playhouse

Tickets: $40 & $46 | Call 250-386-6121 or DanceVictoria.com

Dance Victoria presents MAN by Norwegian choreographer Sølvi Edvardsen with award-winning South Asian dancer Sudesh Adhana. Dance Victoria Executive Producer Stephen White saw MAN in Copenhagen during the ICE HOT Dance Festival in 2016. He was so impressed with Adhana’s interpretive skills that he offered to bring the performance to Canada. Dance Victoria has organized a cross-Canada tour of MAN to Halifax, St. Catharines, Salt Spring Island, Nanaimo, Vancouver and Victoria.

In MAN, Adhana uses only a small sitting stool as his partner to embody the struggles of a bicultural identity, while considering who is he? Where does he come from? At the heart of the work is Edvardsen’s exploration of how we put limits on ourselves based on our life experiences.

Dance Days activities for MAN include:

On Salt Spring Island

The Making of MAN Lecture & Demonstration
January 17, 2019 5:00-7:00 PM
at Lions Club Hall, 103 Bonnet Ave.
FREE | Open to the public
Lecture, discussion and short demonstration with Sølvi Edvardsen and Sudesh Adhana. Reception to follow. RSVP to man@dancevictoria.com with “Lions Club” in the subject line.

Performance of MAN
January 18, 2019 7:30 PM
ArtSpring, Salt Spring Island
Tickets: https://tickets.artspring.ca or 250-537-2101

Dance Workshop with Sudesh Adhana
January 20
, 2019 2:00-3:30 PM
Antler Ridge Dance Studio | $5 drop-in fee
90-minute contemporary dance class. Participants should have some dance training. RSVP to man@dancevictoria.com with “SS Community Class” in the subject line.

Sudesh Adhana will also lead a workshop at Gulf Island Secondary School closed to the public on January 21.

In Victoria

Advanced Contemporary Class with Sudesh Adhana
January 22, 2019 11:00 – 12:30 PM
Dance Victoria Studios | FREE | Open to the public
90-minute contemporary dance class. Participants should have pre-professional/professional dance training. RSVP to man@dancevictoria.com with “Sudesh Class” in the subject line.

The Making of MAN Lecture & Demonstration
January 23, 2019 5:00-7:00 PM
Norway House, 1110 Hillside Ave.| FREE | Open to the public

Lecture, discussion and short demonstration with Sølvi Edvardsen and Sudesh Adhana. Reception to follow. RSVP to man@dancevictoria.com with “Norway House” in the subject line.

Performance of MAN
January 25, 2019
7:30 PM – McPherson Playhouse | Tickets: 250-386-6121 or DanceVictoria.com

Full Media Release available here.