DANCE is an expression of emotion, passion, expression and love of the art form.
And it doesn't come much better than watching a group perform at such a high standard as that of the contemporary Dancetheatre David Earle.
The group are making their second performance in France, the last being in 2006 and they are presenting a powerful and unique project of dance to music of composers persecuted, banned, isolated, imprisoned or killed in Europe between 1933 and 1945.
David Earle has an impressive C.V. He worked with Martha Graham, undoubtedly 'la grande dame de la danse contemporaine' before co-founding Dance Toronto with Patricia Beatty and Peter Randazzo in 1968. During his 28 years with the company he was co-director, artistic director and choreographer.
He also inaugurated the professional training programme at the Toronto School of Theatre Dance, which became the premier centre of contemporary dance in Canada. After leaving the school he founded Dancetheatre David Earle to give young artists the chance to express themselves through the means of dance.
He has won numerous prizes including the Toronto Arts Prize. In 1996 he was decorated with l'Ordre du Canada and an honorary doctorate from Queens University.
Following the company's last performance a great rapport has been established between the Auxois and Dancetheatre David Earle as the company and their artistry left an unrivalled impression on local people.
The project for 2008 is entitled 'Interdit d'oublier' Forbidden, Not Forgotten - Suppressed Music from 1933 to 1945.
This project is intended to go a long way to help people gain an understanding of repressed artists and that it will be the first step in generating an interest and taking the project worldwide.
The project is supported by C.i.R.C. (Centre International de Recontres Culturelles) a registered, voluntary run association, which organises and presents concerts, exhibitions, theatrical and literary events at La Roche D'Hys and ARCADE.
The performance will take place under cover in the courtyard of Chateau de Sainte Colombe en Auxois, on Saturday, July 5, 2008 at 7pm.
For more information and to make reservations email the Office de Tourisem de Vitteaux; tickets cost €10 and €7 for reduced rate.
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