Friday, August 21, 2020 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
3 DATES – AUGUST 21-22-23
Free Flow Dance Theatre celebrates its 25th anniversary season this year. Despite the pandemic causing many changes of plans, we are very pleased to announce that we will be presenting 3 Livestreamed performances of one of our signature pieces of choreography “Pods” for you to enjoy! “Pods” which runs approximately 20 minutes, is one of the company’s most requested works. This visually stunning unusual performative work features a trio of dancers growing from unique costumes each encompassing its own miniature trampoline. Inspired by fast motion films of plants growing fused with an alien lifeform, this is truly a one of a kind dance work.
Stay after the live stream performance for a short Q&A with the performers and director.
Register for tickets to Friday, August 21st at 7 pm here
Register for tickets to Saturday, August 22nd at 7 pm here
Register for tickets to Sunday, August 23rd at 2 pm here
Pods – Premiere 2014 (20 minutes)
Choreography: Jackie Latendresse
Dancers: Kyle Syverson, Rachel Saufert, Mitchell Larsen
Costumes: Design: Jackie Latendresse, Creation: Linda Coe Kirkham
Music: Lisa Gerrard
Livestream Tech: Nathan Regamey
“Pods”, one of the company’s most requested works, is a unique trio inspired by stop motion films of plant growth fused with the idea of plantlike alien lifeforms. The work features the three performers encased inside of stretchy fabric pods which also each encompass a mini-trampoline. The dancers come to life breaking free from their pods in a beautiful and unusual performative work.
Jackie Latendresse – Director and Choreographer
Jackie is the founder and artistic director of Free Flow Dance Theatre. Her professional choreographic work with Free Flow has been publically acclaimed; she has been nominated for various awards including the Saskatchewan YWCA women of distinction award, Saskatoon Champion for the arts, the SK lieutenant governor’s award and has received numerous government grants from federal, provincial and municipal sources in support of Free Flow Dance Theatre and its programming. Jackie is a voice for the arts and an advocate for dance. She endeavours to create a strong and vibrant dance community by providing opportunities for the arts to flourish in her company’s annual season of events.
Kyle Syverson – Dancer
Kyle is a student, teacher, performer, choreographer, and fanatic of dance. She is based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Some influential teachers include Nancy Stark-Smith, Ray Chung, Anjelika Doniy, Rob Kitso, and Hofesh Schechter. Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation, CI festivals in Spain and Italy, Leviathan Studios (Lasqueti Island, BC) and Free Flow Dance Company have been essential in her training. Kyle has enjoyed collaborating and performing with Free Flow Dance Theatre since 2008.
Mitchell Larsen – Dancer
Mitchell is a queer writer, choreographer, actor, musician, and dancer based in Saskatoon. His work focuses particularly on the creation, development, and performance of new works with a commitment to and passion for the inclusion of queer characters and themes. Mitchell originally trained in theatre arts at Grant MacEwan University. He started dancing with Free Flow Dance Theatre Company in 2015 and with KSAMB Dance Company in 2017. Some highlights of his career so far include Contradictions, Howl, and Certain Times: A Mid-Apocalyptic Cabaret; performing in Short Cuts Festival, the North American debut of Santiago High Tech, a multiple-award-winning production of The Gay Card in Frigid Festival New York.
Rachel Saufert – Dancer
Rachel started dancing at the age of four taking tap, jazz and ballet classes at Kristy’s Dance Fusion in Saskatoon. There she continued her dance training taking ADAPT tap and jazz exams along with RAD ballet exams. As she progressed as a dancer Rachel expanded her training in other dance styles such as lyrical, modern, contemporary, hip hop and pointe. Her high school had a dance academy where she had the opportunity to learn many different styles of dance from a variety of teachers. Rachel is now a dance artist with Free Flow Dance Theatre in Saskatoon and has been a company member since 2017.
Aug 21, 2020 - Aug 23, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm