by Ed Malin · March 4, 2014
Playwrights on New Plays #53 Ed Malin shares his thoughts on For Body and Light, part of FRIGID new york The Bay of Fundy, in Atlantic Canada, has the highest tides in the world. The contrast between these high tides and the opportunity one has soon afterwards to walk on the dry ocean floor is extraordinary.
Montreal-based contemporary dance company Travail Rouge, which was in residency in Nova Scotia last year, is premiering their new show For Body And Light at Frigid. France Jacques. Stillness and movement, light and darkness become very fluid.
(This is the first dance piece I've ever written about, so perhaps it would be best to refer to the information and video clip on the show site: www.forbodyandlight.org).
Suffice it to say that the dancers under the direction of Stephanie Morin-Robert told a very expressive story that was appreciated by all present. I'm glad that such a special Canadian dance piece is part of this year's festival.