The Dance Current: A Global Garden – Mile Zero Dance presents a worldwide performance with Garden Party

Aug 12 2020

By Olivia C. Davies

Photo: Louise Moyes / by Jared Reid

June 13, online performance by Mile Zero Dance.

On Saturday, June 13, online audiences experienced a new form of virtual performance, curated and presented by Edmonton’s Mile Zero Dance. Garden Party featured eight dance performances from around the world. Seven of these presentations were pre-recorded dancefilms, with one live improvised duet streamed from Japan. The event included several fundraising perks including the sale of a still life painting done by Jennie Vegt during the two-hour show.

Garden Party brought together dance artists from around the globe, each with a different approach to structure, tone and sentiment in their work. As a viewer, I found myself attracted to the variety of expressions and particularly enjoyed the performances that brought light and levity to our communal experience. Live musical interludes wove a kind of magic through the event as Wendy McNeill shared her accordionist chops and her lilting voice from within an exquisite garden space in Spain. The host, Piet Defraeye, tied the performances together with introductions and the occasional reference to botany and home gardening.

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