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A danced conversation.

Life Cycle of a Malignant Debate (work in process)

We are curious about the other, suspicious about the other, we converse with the other, attempt to convert the other. Differences get in the way of collaboration. We grow apart, carve out our territories. We mirror behaviour from opposite sides of the battle. Frustration and conviction heighten and we can no longer even look at each other.

This 8-minute duet is the result of the first creation period for an ORez project, generously offered by the Ottawa Dance Directive


ALLISON ELIZABETH BURNS - Project Instigator & Choreographer | SARAH HOPKIN and GEOFFREY DOLLAR - Collaborating performers


Motifs become conversations and conversations become motifs.


Video Teaser

Life Cycle of a Malignant Debate

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Past Performances

A first draft of Life Cycle of a Malignant Debate was presented following the presentation of where the wings grow by TAKE UP SPACE. December 6 & 7, 2019 at 7:30 pm at Academic Hall of uOttawa (135 Séraphin-Marion Private, Ottawa).