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Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Nelson Street
Vancouver, Canada
Admission always free

Today's hours
12 pm - 6 pm
25 Jun 19·7:00 PM


Katie Cassady, Stephanie Cyr, Livona Ellis & Christoph Von Riedemann

A photograph of a person in a black outfit performing in the gallery. The person stretches their arms on the floor and kneels on their right knee, stretching the other leg.

Katie Cassady with Matisse Maitland, Hoping for transformation, 2019. Photo: Four Eyes Portraits

Over the course of four nights, the Contemporary Art Gallery brings together an evolving series of new dance compositions working with Katie Cassady, Stephanie Cyr, Livona Ellis and Christoph Von Riedemann. Developed with curatorial contribution from Andrew Bartee, each dancer will perform three out of the four nights, creating an unfolding set of different combinations of works each evening charting sequences of dialogue and exchange through movement across space and time.

Alongside these performances, a series of sketchbooks by architect Henry Hawthorn will be displayed in the Alvin Balkind Gallery. These journals are a visual diary of sorts, the result of many years of looking and thinking, and picture various buildings, structures and landscape that he encountered during the course of extensive travel worldwide. They map an evolving journey of cumulative experiences and interests, through a different consideration of time and place.

With his partner Jane Durante, Henry is a longtime supporter of CAG, in particular of our recent work, Very Clear Instructions, the ambitious commission between CAG and Ballet BC with artists John Wood and Paul Harrison which received its worldwide premiere in Vancouver in April 2018.

Henry sadly passed away last year. We dedicate this week of new dance compositions to his memory.

Performance Schedule

June 25, 27 and 28 Katie Cassady with Matisse Maitland Hoping for transformation

June 26, 27 and 28 Stephanie Cyr nothing new here

June 25, 26 and 27 Livona Ellis 1 00 1

June 25, 26 and 28 Christoph Von Riedemann afront