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Going Home Star tells residential school story in visceral form: review

Going Home Star tells residential school story in visceral form: review

février 9, 2016
National

Dancers’ total investment in ballet that mixes realism and supernaturalism.

"Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Choreography by Mark Godden. At the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Feb. 5 and 6.

Early in the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Going Home Star there’s an unforgettable example of the power of movement imagery. A character named Gordon, a homeless runaway from an Indian residential school, lifts and then crumples under the weight of a sizable model of one such school.

It’s a haunting metaphor for the psychological burden he seems incapable of escaping, part of a vicious circle of discrimination that has blighted Canada’s First Nations for many generations..."

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Compositeurs apparentés : Christos Hatzis