Richmond choreographer's work takes centre stage
Four mysterious female creatures create a world of loss and grief at sea in a new contemporary dance show running Dec. 7 to 10 at the Firehall Arts Centre in Vancouver.
Richmond's Amber Funk Barton is the choreographer behind the full-length show, entitled Portraits and Scenes of Female Creatures.
Audiences will be taken on a journey to the deep, dark depths of a nautical world, which forces a quartet of victims to come face to face with a reality they can't change.
Inspired by the creatures and mythology of the sea and Barton’s reverence for the female form, this new work features the athleticism and physicality that Barton and her company, the Response Dance Society (also known as "the response."), are known for.
Portraits and Scenes features performers Laura Avery, Dianne Doan, Lina Fitzner and Lisa Gelley, and is on stage at the Firehall Arts Centre, 280 E. Cordova St., in Vancouver. Tickets, $12 to $30, at the Firehall Box Office, 604-689-0926 or firehallartscentre.ca.