UAQUE

Andrea Peña, Edward Burtynsky, & Alexander Shelley

2024-09-10 20:00 2024-09-11 23:00 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: UAQUE

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/36049

In-person event

An NAC Dance and Orchestra co-commission 

Andrea Peña & Artists
Edward Burtynsky, photographer
Alexander Shelley, conductor
With the NAC Orchestra

Andrea Peña, a Colombian-Canadian choreographer with a distinctively unique style, channels her keen awareness of contemporary issues into a hybrid journey between dance and industrial design. Noted for her meticulous conceptual creations, she fosters deep dialogue between the body...

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Southam Hall,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
September 10 - 11, 2024
8:00 pm EDT

September 2024

  1. Sep 10 2024
    Tuesday

    8:00pm

  2. Sep 11 2024
    Wednesday

    8:00pm

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Image captured by Jeanne Tétreault of dancers (left to right) Rebecca Margolick, Gabrielle Kachan, Jontae McCrory, Frédérique Rodier, François Richard staged in front of images by Edward Burtynsky. © Jeanne Tétreault
© Rodfolfo Rueda
Image captured by Jeanne Tétreault. Dancers Frédérique Rodier and Jontae McCrory staged in front of images by Edward Burtynsky. © Jeanne Tétreault
Image captured by Jeanne Tétreault of dancer Jontae McCrory. © Jeanne Tétreault
Image captured by Rodolfo Rueda of AP&A dancer staged in front of images by Edward Burtynsky. © Jeanne Tétreault
Music Classical music Dance Contemporary Visual Arts Festival events
© Rodfolfo Rueda
Image captured by Jeanne Tétreault. Dancers Frédérique Rodier and Jontae McCrory staged in front of images by Edward Burtynsky. © Jeanne Tétreault
Image captured by Jeanne Tétreault of dancer Jontae McCrory. © Jeanne Tétreault
Image captured by Rodolfo Rueda of AP&A dancer staged in front of images by Edward Burtynsky. © Jeanne Tétreault
  • Arvo Pärt Symphony No 4 (selections)
  • Arvo Pärt Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten
  • Felix Gourd Original Composition
  • KEIKO DEVAUX Listening Underwater
  • Ligeti Ramifications for string orchestra
  • Giacomo Puccini I Crisantemi (Chrysanthemums)
  • KNUT NYSTED Immortal Bach
  • JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Komm susser Tod
  • In-person event
  • ≈ 75 minutes · No intermission
  • Nudity
World Premiere

An NAC Dance and Orchestra co-commission 

Andrea Peña & Artists
Edward Burtynsky,
photographer
Alexander Shelley, conductor
With the NAC Orchestra

Andrea Peña, a Colombian-Canadian choreographer with a distinctively unique style, channels her keen awareness of contemporary issues into a hybrid journey between dance and industrial design. Noted for her meticulous conceptual creations, she fosters deep dialogue between the body and materiality. She brings a different understanding of both dance and space to her ongoing search for new choreographic and aesthetic ideals.  

With UAQUE, Peña opens the SPHERE Festival in spectacular fashion by creating a dialogue between dance, visual arts and music (performed by the NAC Orchestra, with Alexander Shelley conducting). In the background, Edward Burtynsky’s astonishing images paint a fascinating self-portrait of the planet, illustrating the duality between beauty and the environmental crisis beneath the surface. Ten dancers, in tension and in conversation with these images, create a moment suspended in time in which humanity and nature are united. With this work, Peña asks us to slow down and create a sustainable future, leaving a glimmer of hope in the dancers’ wake.  

Through her artistic engagement, her sound and the strength of her voice, Andrea Peña has taken flight in recent years. Her participation in the Venice Biennale 2023 marked a turning point in her artistic journey.  

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Artists

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    Choreographer Andrea Peña
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    Photographer Ed Burtynsky
  • Music Director and Conductor Alexander Shelley
  • Featuring NAC Orchestra
  • Artistic Direction Andrea Peña
  • Choreography Andrea Peña in collaboration with the performing artists
  • Photography and Video Edward Burtynsky
  • Projection Design Bobby León
  • Music Alexander Shelley with the National Arts Centre Orchestra and Eƨƨe Ran
  • Performers Gabrielle Kachan, Jontae McCrory, Jo Laïny Trozzo-Mounet, Francois Richard, Rebecca Margolick, James Phillips, Myriam Arseneault, James Viveiros, Justin Calvadores
  • Lighting Design Hugo Dalphond
  • Scenography Jonathan Saucier
  • Executive Producer (NAC) Caroline Ohrt
  • Senior Producer (NAC) Tina Legari
  • Producer (Edward Burtynsky) Julia Johnston
  • Producer (AP&A) Isabella Salas
  • Communications & Logistics Polina Boltova
  • Production Manager Alex Gazale
  • Technical Director Conrad St-Gelais
  • Video Chief Gabriel Ranon
  • Digital Asset Coordination and Consultation Jim Panou
  • Production Consultant Marcus Schubert
  • Promotional photography Jeanne Tétreault, Bobby León & Jonathan Auger, Rodolfo Rueda
  • Video Direction (Teaser) Bobby León
  • Promotional video-Director of Photography Jonathan Auger
  • Documentary video Agustina Isidori
  • Featuring EDWARD BURTYNSKY STUDIO
  • Director of finance Connie Hitzeroth
  • Head of Business Affairs Julia Johnston
  • Director of Studio Operations, Gallery Relations Karen Machtinger
  • Project Coordinator, Field Producer Jim Panou
  • Director of Publications, Exhibitions & Special Projects Marcus Schubert
  • Studio Manager McKenzie Grey
  • Archivist & Manager of Production Paul Sergeant
  • Media & Communications Manager, Production Coordinator, Special Projects Alanna Smith
  • Andrea Peña & Artists has received the support from Conseil des arts du Canada Conseil Des Arts et Lettres du Québec Conseil des Arts de Montréal National Arts Centre