WAG’s Hybrid Human Dance Performance Selling Out Fast

The climax of the exhibition Wanda Koop…On the Edge of Experience, on at the Winnipeg Art Gallery until November 21, is the installation piece Hybrid Human, a dance performance exploring the constructed notion of robots and ideas around the disembodied experience, consciousness, creativity, alien intelligence, and artificial life.

There will be live dance performances on Wednesday, November 10 at 8pm; Friday, November 12 at 8pm; and Saturday, November 13 at 8 and 11pm. Admission is $20 for WAG members, $25 for adults, and $15 for students. Tickets are available at the WAG information desk. Limited seating.

Hybrid Human has already proved incredibly popular at the WAG’s September 25 Nuit Blanche where over 4,600 people had the opportunity to view it,” says WAG Director Stephen Borys. “We know tickets to these new performances will sell out quickly, so we urge people not to wait until the last minute.”

It incorporates Koop’s paintings, video projections, and the contemporary dance movement of noted choreographer Jolene Bailie, set against a sound piece by Susan Chafe and lighting design by Hugh Conacher. Performers are Jolene Bailie, Bronwyn Bundon, Claire Marshall, Krista Nicholson, Christie Peters, Tiffany Thomas. Costumes are by Anne Armit.

Koop compares dancing and painting. “Dancing…is a visual art, a translation of the body into visual form and display. Painting is…a lot like dance. It’s physical and often choreographic.”

Hybrid Human is supported by the Winnipeg Arts Council New Creations Grant, the Manitoba Arts Council, and the Canada Council for the Arts. Wanda Koop…On the Edge of Experience has been organized by the Winnipeg Art Gallery and the National Gallery of Canada.




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