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Free Flow Dance Theatre July Update 2005

What’s on the go for Free Flow?

We have been busily preparing for our upcoming performances of Dreamscape

Dreamscape will be presented in Regina on Saturday July 30th 8:00pm at New Dance Horizons, 2207 Harvey Street. Tickets $15 Adults $12 Student/Senior are available at the door.

We will also present Dreamscape at Saskatoon Fringe Festival
Venue: Broadway Theatre
Thurs. Aug. 4 - 8:00pm, Sun. Aug. 7 - 6:00pm, Tues. Aug. 9 - 4:00pm
Wed. Aug. 10 - 10:00pm, Fri. Aug. 12 - 8:00pm, Sun. Aug.14 - 12:00pm

The company features Saskatoon dancers with incredible talent including Karla Kloeble, Kelly Van Damme and Allison Knight. Alongside of four brand new works Choreographer and Artistic Director Jackie Latendresse will also present three works from Free Flow's repertoire which have never been produced in this Province before this year.

New works include:
“to dream…” is a hauntingly beautiful work that remains on the periphery of your thoughts like the notes of a music box long after it has wound down.
“Navras” is a blend of high energy athletic dance and controlled slowness which will take the viewer on an emotional rollercoaster ride.
“Conjoined” is an innovative exotic duet designed for Siamese twins
“Fear” is inspired by Nightmares and the inability to see.
Remounted works include:
½ Naked, Same Time and A small piece of sky

Free Flow in conjunction with the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon will be leading Medieval dances on Sunday July 10th between 2 and 4pm. The event is free and will take place out of doors between the Mendel Art Gallery and the Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Tents. Come down and dance with us!

Past Events

Bingo

Our first Saskatoon Erotic Bingo was held on June 24th and met with great success! Over 30 people showed up to take part in the fundraiser. Many exciting rounds of Bingo were played, cocktails were shaken and stirred, and our “Girl jumping out of a cake” version of ½ Naked was met with a huge round of applause. Thank you to everyone who showed up to help us raise funds for our Fringe Festival performances! We would also like to thank our sponsors for the event:
Silk and Satin, 25th Street Theatre, The Broadway Theatre, Brenda Baker, Suzanne Paschall, Sask Native Theatre Company, White Cat Books, Lil’ Devil Adult Video and Toys, Source Adult Video, The Refinery and the Saskatoon Symphony. We would also like to say thanks to our volunteers for helping out! Calvin McGillivray and Richard Rothenburger amongst others!

The Bingo was a ton of fun and is sure to become bigger and better each year. We will have a few pictures posted from the event in the website photo gallery shortly.

Dance for Life Project

Company Dancer Karla Kloeble performed the work ½ Naked at the Lutheran Care Centre in Saskatoon on June 21st as a part of the Dance for Life Project which involved performers from all walks of life. Many local nursing home facilities took part in the project and we were thrilled to be invited to present work at the culminating show. The piece was very popular with the residents and we received much positive feedback. Thanks to Catherine Deux for getting us involved!

Broadway Arts Festival

June 4th was the 1st ever Broadway Arts Festival in Saskatoon. We took part by presenting a ½ hour in studio showing, previewing a few of our pieces for the upcoming fringe performance. We also were invited to showcase work at the Gala that evening at the Off Broadway Arts Centre. We performed the Sugar Daddy Romp (from the Vaudeville project) with singer Suzanne Paschall as the opening act and later also presented ½ Naked. The event was very well attended and the dancers and I had a terrific evening meeting the local Broadway Merchants.

Youth Granting for Youth

I have been teaching a variety of types of workshops for a program at Dance Saskatchewan that is designed to involve youth in learning about and experiencing dance. The program session culminated in a showing by the students on June 18th at the DSI Centre. They presented pieces that they had learned from a variety of instructors including a few medieval dances and an original piece of creative choreography that they developed with me. The program will continue during the summer.

Rouleau Residency

Frank Engel and I were the resident dance artists in the small town of Rouleau (yes where they film Corner Gas) from May 16 to 20. We instructed grades K to 9 while we were there and worked towards integrating some of the students into a professional performance that was coming to their town the following weekend. The students were excited and open to the new challenges that dance presented them and the staff members were welcoming and gracious. I had a somewhat greasy birthday meal at the restaurant in the hotel where we were staying at in Avonlea but thanks to a friend was able to follow it up with a decadent bottle of wine!

North Park Wilson School
Arts Smart Program

After working at the school as guest artist for two months teaching all grades from K to 8 the program successfully birthed an excellent program of dance, song and art. Each grade worked to develop their own choreography based on the elements that they were studying concerning the Saskatchewan River. I had a wonderful time once again this year and hope to continue working with this program in the future!

Fall Classes

Adult Modern Dance Classes at the Refinery
Modern Level 1 and Modern Level 2
Instructor: Jackie Latendresse - H.B.A. Dance

Focusing on blending Limon, Humphrey, Horton and Graham techniques, this class makes dance fun and accessible in a relaxed, non-competitive professional environment.
Level 1 Mondays 6:30pm
is suggested for beginner dancers or those who prefer to get back to the basics.
Level 2 Mondays 8:00pm
is suggested for intermediate to advanced dancers who are looking for a challenge.
Cost: $80.00 for 8 weeks
Students should be a minimum of 17 years old or by permission of the instructor.
Call: 665-5998 for information
Or Email: freeflowdance@hotmail.com

A Personal Note

This summer I am planning a trip back to Toronto to visit friends and family. I should be arriving around August 16 and plan to stay until Sept 1st when I have to return to teach my course at the U of S. and resume dance classes. I hope to hook up with as many people as possible while I am back. Please drop me a note if you get a chance and would like to see me.

Still Dancing across the Universe,
Jackie Latendresse – Artistic Director - Free Flow Dance Theatre

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