IN JULY of 2009, The Source Dance Company presented another original dance production, "Stranded" in Gibsons, Portland, North Vancouver and Kelowna.
"Stranded", inspired by William Golding's novel "Lord of the Flies" and JJ Abram's television series "LOST", featured a group of 21 passengers whose charter plane crashes on a deserted island.
The passengers must learn about their surroundings and each other in order to survive. Love, loss, celebration, determination, frustration and anger must all be dealt with if they are to live.
"Stranded" highlights the choreography some of the US and Canada's top choreographers, including Joanne & Alex Pesusich, Moe Brody, Nico Archembault and Wynn Holmes, Christina Woodard and Chris Dupre, Heather Laura Gray, Taylor James, Melissa Moti, Louise Hradsky, Nina Kripas, Sarah Brewer, Jennifer White Smith, Gus Bembery, Shay Kuebler, Jennifer Oleksiuk, and more!
Company members of The Source are some of Canada's top "up and coming" professional dancers, who auditioned last summer to be part of the company. Members are from BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba this season.
Stranded was very well received by audiences across BC!
THE SOURCE DANCE COMPANY DEBUTS EXCERPTS FROM THEIR SHOW "STRANDED" ON THE SUNSHINE COAST!
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Source Dance Quick and Vital
Sunshine Coast – The Source Dance Company — 21 high energy performers from Vancouver — took the Gibsons Heritage Playhouse stage by storm last Sunday.
Their production, Lost, brought to the Coast in collaboration with the Sunshine Coast Dance Society, performed excerpts from Stranded, to debut in July, a longer piece based on the television show Lost.
The group ripped through an hour of jam packed dancing with speed and vitality. Several danced solos, but although Coast dancer Sammie Broomhall, now part of the company, did not dance a solo, the choreography was designed that she, like others, had her moment in the spotlight. Among the various styles: jazz, hip hop and contemporary, five of the dancers included tap dance, and they pounded out a hard driving beat that proved an audience pleaser. Highlights included a dramatic opening piece, The Nightmare, choreographed by Source's artistic director Joanne Pesusich. The stranded dancers turned a feeding frenzy into complex movement in The Search for Food, a particularly compelling narrative choreographed by Moe Brody. Another piece, The Night Before, choreographed by So You Think You Can Dance Canada winner Nico Archembault along with Wynn Holmes, was also highly entertaining in its approach.