MAXINE HEPPNER : CREATIONS

Gold Wall :::

“Visually arresting, the work gently tweaks the senses, sometimes inspiring a dream state. Meaning is never concrete. This is dance that wants experiencing.”

Dierdre Kelly, Globe and Mail, Canada, June 1999

 

Gold Wall ::: Description of work

Contrasting doctrines of aestheticism and asceticism, there is a purity in their apparent separatenesses. Both require strictness and discipline. When they are juxtaposed, a fierce dynamic tension is often created. What is beautiful? the adorned, the unadorned? the refined, the raw? the real, the imagined?”

Regardless of personal opinions of how beauty is manifest and attained, the search for it is age-old and infinite. The ideas and juxtapositions presented this evening have been circling for quite some time.

 

Gold Wall ::: Reviews

“Always looking for a way to break down the fourth wall, the choreographer/performer cruises among the audience in a gold brocaded suit during a break between dances. Then she sheds suit and high heels and, in utilitarian undergarments, joins clarinetist Robert Stevenson on stage…. The self-denying approach to divinity is represented in her simple maneuvers on stage. While in the aesthetic camp…there’s an atmosphere of Versailles as the dancers per form in concentric circles…attention falls on Runge, who brings to the floor such graceful expression of the sentiments at hand that beauty needs no further definition.”

Susan Walker, Toronto Star, Canada, June 1999

“Heppner is an intelligent dance-smith who layers her pieces with subtle details. The world she inhabits on stage is made up of elements borrowed from different media. Visually arresting, the work gently tweaks the senses, sometimes inspiring a dream state. Meaning is never concrete. This is dance that wants experiencing.” 

Dierdre Kelly, Globe and Mail, Canada, June 1999

 

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