It's dealing with a pretty twisted relationship sexually, so there is much sexual content in it, simulated sex. It's right out there.
—Brent Lott, WCD artistic director
"There's some pretty harsh stuff in there," says Brent Lott, artistic director of Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers.
Choreographer Sasha Ivanochko will perform her duo Speak, Love, with dancer Brendan Wyatt of Toronto and they will be performing most of it in the nude.
"It's dealing with a pretty twisted relationship sexually, so there is much sexual content in it, simulated sex. It's right out there. But I think it's really valuable. I think it's a really strong work, too, but it's certainly not for everybody."
The piece is a conversation between lovers. The sex is not always tender or pretty. "It's what happens in the real world," says Lott. "Sometimes we do need to see that in order to examine whether it's happening in our own lives or in the lives of people we know and love. There are parts that are hard to watch."
Lott says his company doesn't present nudity often, but when a choreographer creates something that he or she feel is best expressed with nudity they don't shy away from it.
Ivanochko has also created a brand new work for the WCD company to perform as part of the production, one that is choreographed for a quartet of dancers.
Ivanochko is a highly sought-after instructor and choreographer who has worked with WCD twice in the past and is scheduled to return in two years time. Her works have been performed all across Canada, in Japan and the Dominican Republic.Sasha Ivanochko wtih Brendan Wyatt and WCD Company Dancers perform at the Rachel Browne Theatre April 25 to 28.
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