Aoyama Theatre, TOKYO
LIG Art Hall, BUSAN
MAY 13-JUNE 17
Helen Simoneau Danse is pleased to present Flight Distance III: Chain Suite as a part of the International Danse X tour. The tour marks the company’s premiere in Asia and return visit to Helen’s home country of Canada. Performed by Kristin Taylor and Helen Simoneau, the duet will be presented alongside two other works by Japanese choreographer, Teita Iwaberchi & Kaori Seki, and South Korean choreographer, Su Hyun Kim. I am thrilled to travel, perform, and engage in a creative and cultural exchange with these artists and their dancers over the five-week tour.
Thank you to Tangente, the Aoyama Theatre, and the LIG Art Hall for this amazing invitation. A very special thank you to the Canada Council for the Arts for funding Helen Simoneau Danse’s travel expenses during this tour.
It is with great pleasure that I announce that I was awarded a Bogliasco Fellowship to be in residency for one month at the Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities!
Located on the Italian Riviera, the Liguria Study Center provides residential fellowships for qualified persons working on advanced creative or scholarly projects in the arts and humanities. The Study Center is one of the few residential institutions in the world dedicated exclusively to the humanistic disciplines: Archaeology, Architecture/Landscape Architecture, Classics, Dance, Film/Video, History, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Theater, and the Visual Arts. The Study Center was founded in 1996; during sixteen years of activity it has hosted almost 700 fellows from 40 countries. Fellows are selected for having demonstrated significant achievement in their disciplines. Notable dance artists that have received this fellowship include Doug Varone, Ivy Baldwin, Jonah Bokaer, Netta Yerushalmy, Jennie Mary Tai Liu, Christopher Williams, among others.
During my residency, I plan to research and develop a new solo work. My French-Canadian heritage will serve as the backdrop for this new work that will delve into issues of assimilation, identity, and the willing erasure of the self.
For more information click here.
Join us February 28th and March 1st at 7:30pm for our annual company season at the Hanesbrands Theatre in downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Helen Simoneau Danse will be presenting three dance works featuring nine dancers! Two are North Carolina premieres and one is a world premiere.
We will also be holding open rehearsals, more information here.
To get your company season tickets click here.
* Get 6+ tickets by February 10th and pay only $14 per ticket rather than the regular $20 adult price. Type in at least 6 tickets for the discount box to appear, then type HSD6.
This February, I am thrilled to bring six dancers to Winston-Salem for a three week creation residency at The University of the North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) followed by our annual company performance at the Hanesbrands Theatre.
Ariel Freedman, Juel D. Lane, Ashley Lindsey, Burr Johnson, and Candace Scarborough will be working with me throughout the entire month on a new work. We are so excited to also have Pierre Guilbault apprenticing with us and contributing to the creation.
Join us for open rehearsals!
Open rehearsals allow you to come and go as you please, observe the creation process, and dialogue with the dancers and I about the work we are making. You can stay the entire time or just pop in for a quick sneak peak.
Saturday, February 9th from 2-4pm at UNCSA in Winston-Salem (FB Event)
Saturday, February 16th from 1-4pm at ADF‘s Samuel H. Scripps Studios in Durham (FB Event)
Saturday, February 23rd from 2-5pm at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem (FB Event)
BONUS GAGA CLASS:
Company member Ariel Freedman will be teaching Gaga immediately preceding the rehearsal at the ADF studios. Join the company in taking her class on February 16th from 11:30am-1pm then hang around to see the company rehearse.
To sign up for Gaga with Ariel, click here.
What is Gaga?: Learn here.
Join us Feb 28th and March 1st at 7:30pm for our annual company season at the Hanesbrands Theatre in downtown Winston-Salem. Helen Simoneau Danse will be presenting three dance works featuring nine dancers!
Stay tuned for more details.