Cas Public’s 9

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January 18
7:30 p.m.
  • Yellowknife

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Montreal dance company Cas Public – which recently won $30,000 from the Conseil des arts de Montréal as part of the March 2017 edition of the Grand Prix – now houses an atypical performer, Cai Glover, who overcame a hearing impairment to become a professional dancer. 
Choreographer Hélène Blackburn has taken the unusual step of using his disability as a point of departure for her new creation. Perceiving, experiencing, understanding: Our senses allow us to apprehend the world around us; without it things may elude us. 
How is it possible to capture the monumental grandeur of the ninth symphony – one of the masterworks in the classical repertoire – if, like Beethoven, our hearing is impaired? 9 incarnates this challenge through a bold journey of sensation. 
This work is sure to appeal to all generations by pushing back the limits of silence to rise above difference and transform the body into language.