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Mimic presented by Decidedly Jazz Danceworks

April 19, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - May 5, 2018 @ 10:30 pm MDT

$29 – $69

Co-created by Kimberley Cooper and Peter Balkwill.

An exciting new collaboration with Peter Balkwill of the Old Trouts Puppet Workshop, MIMIC fuses two highly physical wordless forms, performed with a percussive score by the Nick Fraser Ensemble.

MIMIC features nine dancers: Sabrina Comanescu, Julia Cosentino, Rodney Diverlus, Jason Owin F. Galeos, Catherine Hayward, Kaja Irwin, Shayne Johnson, Natasha Korney, and Kaleb Tekeste.  The original all percussion score is played by Nick Fraser, Evan Cartwright, and Michael Davidson. Lighting is designed by Brian MacNeil, costumes by Natalie Purschwitz, and set pieces by Scott Reid.


The piece draws images and ideas from the Romantic period which followed the Age of Enlightenment.  The Romantic Era was characterized by emphasizing emotion and individualism, and a glorification of imagination and nature.  The title comes from the idea that dance and puppetry are acts of mimicry, they are tied to our original forms of communication.  In MIMIC these two wordless forms ebb and flow together, animating the inanimate and colliding in ways that reinvent our understanding of how we tell stories.



April 19, 2018 @ 8:00 pm MDT
May 5, 2018 @ 10:30 pm MDT
$29 – $69
Event Category:


Decidedly Jazz Danceworks