MAYDAY and plastic orchid factory present


October 19, 20 & 21, 8 pm — Scotiabank Dance Centre, Vancouver CA

With Marc Boivin, James Gnam, Brianna Lombardo and Riley Sims



In Animal Triste, four dancers grapple with an inner war that flares in the background. With the setbacks and vagaries of living together. Neither quite man nor woman, slaves to their desires and anxious to escape them, prisoners of the tribal instinct, they are terrestrial beings, wild animals, angels and demons. Side by side, these domesticated primates rush towards something: their ruin, most likely.

A freeze-frame in this relentless march, Animal Triste depicts this headlong dash, this need to forge on, to follow this path.