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Sinha Dance/Constantinople (Montreal)

Nov 10 – 14, 2015

Historic Theatre

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In partnership with Diwali Fest 

Guided by the Indo-Armenian dancer and choreographer, Roger Sinha, and Iranian-born gatherer of musical pearls, Kiya Tabassian, four dancers, three musicians, a sound designer, and a video artist break boundaries to create a truly unique artistic experience.

The draw: World music meets dance in a journey both celebratory and spiritual

As stirring to the mind as the sounds of the setar are to the heart” – The Chronicle Herald

Extremely poetic, inspired and inspiring, hypnotic…a sublime piece, an invitation to a subtle journey, sensual and spiritual. A touching beauty” – La Presse

An enchanting atmosphere. A particularly beautiful and fabulous show” – CBC Radio-Canada

A unique and highly successful collaboration… The dance is highly stylized yet deeply communicative” – Bachtrack

Venue: Historic Theatre – 1895 Venables Street

Show dates and times:
Nov 10, 8 PM: Opening
Nov 11 – 14: 8 PM
Post-show talkback: Nov 11
Running time: 70 minutes, no intermission


Artistic Direction: Roger Sinha and Kiya Tabassian in collaboration with Jo Leslie
Choreographer: Roger Sinha
Musical conception: Kiya Tabassian in collaboration with Pierre-Yves Martel
Playwright: Jo Leslie
Visual designer: Jerôme Delapierre
Dancers: Thomas Casey, Tanya Crowder, Marie-Ève Lafontaine, François Richard
Prologue dancer: Roger Sinha
Musicians: Kiya Tabassian (setar and vocals),
Pierre-Yves Martel (viola da gamba), and Patrick Graham (percussions)
Costume: Denis Lavoie
Lighting: Caroline Nadeau
Technical director: Julien De La Sablonnière
Video manager: Elysha Poirier


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