May 20, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.
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#DanceForth presents

suspending disbelief

Decidedly Jazz Danceworks / Kimberley Cooper

All day

September 2021

  1. Sep 7 2021

    All day

  2. Sep 8 2021

    All day

  3. Sep 9 2021

    All day

  4. Sep 10 2021

    All day

  5. Sep 11 2021

    All day

  6. Sep 12 2021

    All day

  7. Sep 13 2021

    All day

  8. Sep 14 2021

    All day

Online event
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Dance Contemporary

NAC Co-presentation

Co-presented with Springboard Performance (Calgary)

suspending disbelief  is a series of shifting and morphing dance pieces created in and about this time of instability, when it feels like tectonic plates beneath our feet are constantly shifting, emotions are running high, dreams are strange. With one foot firmly rooted in rhythm, Kim feels compelled to dance forward with quirk, hope and bravery, asking her audience to join her in suspending their disbelief, as defined by Wikipedia “the intentional avoidance of critical thinking or logic in examining something surreal, such as a work of speculative fiction, in order to believe it for the sake of enjoyment.”

Performance is approximately 40 minutes with no intermission.

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