Sasha Ivanochko’s MFA Graduating Project Presentation
Mirror Staging the Seeing Place is a choreographic project that exploits the mechanics of image construction within the theatrical apparatus to reconfigure cultural representations that are embedded in the female body. Dually informed by a practice-based research and an 18 month-long intellectual courtship with feminist psychoanalytic theory, the project centres around the figure of the dancer. Working with a movement base generated through a mimetic reproduction of North American pop-cultural icons from the late 20th century and gender-specific stereotypes, the solo dancer performs a series of deconstructive actions which increasingly mutate the original forms, in order to revise (re-vision) how the female body is perceived.
Presented by the School for the Contemporary Arts at SFU.
Choreography by Sasha Ivanochko
Performance by Kristy Kennedy
Sound Design by Matthew Ariaratnam
Lighting Design by James Proudfoot
Technical Direction by Jocelyn Kim
Costuming by Sasha Ivanochko with Tanya White
Scenography gifted by Fight With a Stick
***SEATING IS LIMITED!!*** It is highly recommended you purchase tickets in advance online.
$7 Student // $10 Senior/SFU Staff/Faculty // $15 General
Tickets can be purchased online at whatson.sfu.ca or at the Box Office at SFU in Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, which is open Wednesday to Saturday from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
Photo of Kristy Kennedy credit: Tyler Pengelly