June 17, 2022 @ 8:45 pm - 11:00 pm
Order and chaos. Evolution and dissolution. Hope and crisis.
Humanity stands on the cusp between creation and destruction. Two omnipresent forces push us towards greater freedom, evolution, and self-actualization, even as we face ever-growing threats to our environment and our existence. Yet from the tumultuous moments of upheaval, the conditions for regeneration are formed.
On the shores of Lake Ontario, under the rays of the setting sun, Creation Destruction brings together video installations by United Visual Artists, hypnotic chamber rock with members of Godspeed You! Black Emperor and 11 of Canada’s most distinguished dancers, as they trace a choreographic map that is both fractal and whole, exploring humanity’s capacity to adapt, innovate, and survive.
Created by Animals of Distinction, the Montreal-based multimedia dance company of renowned choreographer and dancer Dana Gingras, London-based United Visual Artists, and Thierry Amar, Timothy Herzog, Efrim Menuck, and Sophie Trudeau of post-rock band Godspeed You! Black Emperor.
Creation Destruction takes place at sunset from June 15-17 at Trillium Park, Ontario Place.
Developed with support from the National Creation Fund, Canada Council for the Arts New Chapter program, the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec and The Secretariat for Relations with English-speaking Quebecers.