Edmonton: Mile Zero Dance – Running Piece is a work for dancer and treadmill

Oct 30 2019

It’s not often that we can associate a treadmill with a choreographed contemporary dance work, but the next production in Mile Zero Dance (MZD) season is exactly that. Created by Montreal-based company Grand Poney, Running Piece is a 55-minute work performed entirely on a treadmill. In this 55-minute solo, a dancer—James Gnam of Vancouver’s Plastic Orchid Factory—travels without leaving, moving through the situations and moments that define us. Metaphorically, the work is for the busy multitaskers among us and substantiates our proneness to constantly chase our tails. Grand Poney, created by Jacques Poulin-Denis, is an interdisciplinary company that devises a hybrid and collaborative process based on choreographic abstraction, musical composition, and theatrical dramaturgy.

Event Details:

Date: Friday, November 1

Place: ATBV Financial Art Barns – Westbury Theatre (10330 84 Avenue NW)

Time: 8 p.m.

Cost: $20 general admission or $15 for groups six or more

For tickets: https://bit.ly/2WrKorL


About Mile Zero Dance

Mile Zero Dance (MZD) is fast-paced, broad-minded company that thrives on integrating contemporary and experimental dance into modern culture. The company works collaboratively with many of Edmonton’s best artists, and its work edges on multidisciplinary as it finds innovative ways of expression through the body.