La Soree: La Caravan Dance Theatre’s Annual Fundraiser

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28 Sep 2013
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Date/Time
Date(s) - 28/09/2013
12:00 am - 11:30 pm

Location
Alice's Home


Want a taste of La Soiree? You can find our video invitation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pt8kSFZAI1QLaLPoster

NOT TO BE MISSED!

Like the past two years, this party will have exotic costuming, entertaining performances, free (or, rather, included) food and drink, and a mix of people you probably don’t come across in your daily lives. Some of this year’s amusing/amazing experience-based auction items include: European Love — get picked up in a red Maserati and have a dinner date with a European Playboy; Dine in Style — Chef Stephen Gilmour is back! And he wants to cook you dinner, with 7 of your friends; and Lessons with a Canadian Golf Pro. In addition, this year’s party is going to be amped up with a number of small on-the-side experiences, including a costume booth (where your picture will be taken and emailed to you), a “love booth” (wait and see), a confessional bowl and other wildness.

Purchase tickets at http://lacaravandancetheatre.brownpapertickets.com (or call 403-969-1909) — the party is the draw, but the real purpose is that this is the major fundraising opportunity to support the production of a new dance opera based on Rumi’s poetry. (If you are a student or artist or financially challenged email evangelos for the password and get a 50% discount evangelosd@gmail.com)

Our latest performance, The Dybbuk, was just staged at the Edmonton Fringe Festival (for those of you who saw it in Calgary, it had changed somewhat). Here’s a review we recently received about it:

Dear Maya Lewandowsky and La Caravan Dance Theatre,

I would like to pass on my congratulations for your groundbreaking work of The Dybbuk. Your event was the highlight of many fringe festivals past. I have not experienced such a profoundly moving theatrical performance in many years. You have the makings of a masterpiece that recalls the arrival of Martha Graham’s choreography on the modern dance stage. As a practitioner, I found the blend of music, dance and story exemplary of the best interdisciplinary arts in Canada. And, as an academic teaching the history of dance and theatre, I am compelled to share my critical response, and encourage more works in the nature of your Dybbuk. I hope you can travel widely with the production and garner some of the kudos, so well deserved. Bravo La Caravan!

Dr. David Garfinkle
Macewan University

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