September 2019 at Sawdust Collector
September 2019 at Sawdust Collector
Tuesday, September 17
Season IV Launch!
Ford Pier + Tony Wilson
Ford Pier and Tony Wilson first met in the French Foreign Legion during the Algerian conflict. Both were burglars and were sent out on the front lines to announce the coming battles. Somehow they both survived. Wilson was eventually imprisoned for desertion and Pier ended up playing french horn with Englebert Humperdinck in Las Vegas. On his release Wilson relocated to Yellowknife and worked in the diamond mines and taught himself guitar, eventually moving to his present home on Hornby Island, while touring with Humperdinck Pier ended up in Vancouver. A chance encounter on the streets of Vancouver reunited the two and they will be performing their one and only show for the opening concert of the fall season of the Sawdust Collector. Past and present members of the French Foreign Legion will be admitted for free.
Tara has been creating and performing signature works since graduating from SFU. She is recognized as the preeminent dance-theater force and sought-after choreographer in Vancouver and beyond. Performing highlights: DanceBase/Edinburgh, South Bank Centre/London, On the Boards/Seattle USA, High Performance Rodeo/Calgary.
Her solo pieces: nick and juanita, banger, goggles, porno death cult; duet and ensemble works: highgate, empty.swimming.pool and how to be. Tara has been nominated for the Jessie, Ovation and Lola awards for her theatrical choreography and is a 2014 recipient of the Chrystal Dance Prize. Tara is expanding her engaging performances in upcoming works including film and environmental venues.
Tuesday, September 24
Fall 2019 New Works 19
Improvising cellist/composer Peggy Lee makes her home in Vancouver, BC where she leads or co-leads numerous ensembles, including the Peggy Lee Band, Film In Music, Echo Painting, Waxwing, and Handmade Blade. Each of these groups consists of a different configuration of players from an ever-growing pool. In addition to these projects, Peggy maintains long-time associations with local artists such as Tony Wilson, Ron Samworth, Lisa Miller, Cole Schmidt and Joshua Zubot. She also collaborates regularly with Wayne Horvitz , Robin Holcomb (Seattle) and Mary Margaret O’Hara (Toronto). She can be heard on recordings by Dave Douglas, Michael Blake, George Lewis, René Lussier, and many more.
Peggy has also collaborated extensively in theatre and dance with companies and artists such as Electric Company, Ruby Slippers, Rumble theatre, Presentation House, Barbara Adler, Ziyian Kwan, Machinenoisy, EDAM and Kokoro Dance.
For her Sawdust Collector residency, Peggy will be developing themes and ideas sketched out while in the wilds of Ontario this past July. w/ Aram Bajakian - Guitar, JP Carter - Trumpet
Ziyian Kwan is a Vancouver based dance artist whose work and play include creation, performance and other than usual dance actions. Ziyian has performed close to 100 original works by an eclectic range of choreographers on international stages and as Artistic Director of Dumb Instrument Dance, creates work that promotes collaboration with colleagues in dance, literature, music and visual art. ‘ I am my heart’s dumb instrument ’, Denton Welch.
During three editions of Sawdust Collector, Ziyian explores ideas related to new projects on the horizon. Expect to witness work that is whimsical, raw and embodied in potent imagery.
Corbin Murdoch is a songwriter, live event producer and arts administrator. He was born a settler on Coast Salish territory, where he has lived (almost) his entire life. For 14 years, he wrote and recorded music with his flagship project The Nautical Miles, releasing 5 albums between 2004 and 2014. He works as Managing Producer for Theatre Replacement. For the New Works series, he will be premiering a series of new songs and short essays.
Photo: Cactus forest
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