Photos by Jackie Hopfinger and David Wong

I was happy to be re-invited and create new work, duet called Encounter for the Festival Quartiers Danses in Montreal, Canada. 

This creation is a first part of a new work which will be presented in 2019/2020.

3rd participation at FQD

Choreographer: Eva Kolarova

Dancers/performers: Kim Henry & Jason Martin

Music composed and performed by: Adrian Copeland – Alder&Ash

Text by: Nasuna Stuart-Ulin

Choreographer Eva Kolarova has travelled the world with dance, has danced for the Ballet de l’opéra national du Rhin in France, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, and Ballets Jazz de Montréal in Canada. In 2015 she has founded her own project based company Eva Kolarova Danse in Montreal. Eva received numerous awards for her choreography and dance interpretation. Among other projects she self-produced and choreographed three full-evening show’s in Montreal at Cinquième Salle, Place des Arts, with great success. 

Her post-romantic universe mixing dream and reality gives rise to unique contemporary-ballet creations with great musicality and raw emotions. 

Encounter is based on the experience of traveling to Seoul, where Eva was invited as a guest professor and choreographer for half of the year and experienced culture shock. 

In this man/woman duo, two different and often opposite cultures give rise to a deep and inexplicable connection. 

The attraction expressed between the two performers is stronger than anything else, and their rising emotions submerge and overwhelm. But all those emotions can not be expressed in their present reality. And so all just happens in their heads, in their pure imagination, while they are sitting next to each other on the bus, unable to speak to each other. 

Acknowledgements: Quartiers Danses Festival and the Korean University of Arts