Japanese Pop Culture + Indian Cartoons Collide in Modern Dance Piece

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The Cultch presents Out Innerspace’s touring dance sensation Me So You So Me. Fueled by Japanese historical and pop culture, classical Indian tabla rhythms and cartoons, this new work reveals projections of the self.

Through the eyes of a partner, the dynamic of a couple, and the genre-defying music of experimental Japanese percussionist Asa Chang. Choreographed & performed by David Raymond & Tiffany Tregarthen.

After premiering in Vancouver at the Scotia bank Dance Centre in January 2012, Me So You So Me has set out on an East to West Canadian tour, with stops in Quebec and BC. Created by Out Innerspace’s David Raymond and Tiffany Tregarthen, Me So You So Me exposes the real content of their relationship through loveable and lethal beings; caricatures of inner monsters, children, animals and shows the ways we are most different or alike. Questions such as “How do you see me?”, “Who do I want to be to you, with you, for you?” Experience a new level of experimental and inventive territory in Me So You So Me.

“Me So You So Me is plucked from our daily life as a couple, re-imagined through an eclecticism of hand-picked cultural, aesthetic, popular and personal influences. We collaged everything from the family dog, Popeye, Astro Boy, Araki Nobuyoshi, Mortal Kombat, Léon: The Professional and cowboys as DNA for our characters, as DNA for dance making. We watched a load of cartoons specifically for the accepted violence, animated psychosis and extreme story telling.”- David Raymond and Tiffany Tregarthen

Me So You So Me
Venue: The Cultch, 1895 Venables St.
Run: February 25 – March 1, 8pm
Tickets at The Cultch or 604.251.1363

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