Lisa Gelley and Josh Martin

New Animal is a multimedia work created with, and specifically for the 605 Collective by Dana Gingras (Animals of Distinction), showcasing the versatility of five dancers: Lisa Gelley, Shay Kuebler, Josh Martin, Dave Raymond and Amber Funk-Barton. Embedded with both raw, unbridled energy and a hunger for movement, the performers reclaim their animal bodies as a means of becoming fully human.

New Animal is set to an eclectic soundtrack assembled and manipulated by Roger Tellier-Craig, and features film elements by Dana Gingras and Yannick Grandmont, with lighting designed by Robert Sondergaard.

Shay Kuebler and Lisa Gelley

A snippet from the media release: “Engaging with the push and pull of the group dynamic, while recognizing its interdependence, New Animal attempts to speak of otherness. Both playful and intimate, this work walks a tightrope between fleeting moments of control and radical shifts in dynamics”.

“…605 Collective emerged like an antidote, kicking it up more than a few notches. The five dancers that comprise 605 are electrifying… Influenced by everything from hip hop to ballet, they delivered in a stunning way” – The Seattlest

New Animal
Venue: Historic Theatre at The Cultch, 1895 Venables Street at Victoria Drive
Dates: February 7 to 11, 8 pm
Tickets: On sale from $16. Phone The Cultch box office at 604.251.1363 or purchase tickets online.
Post-show talkbacks on February 8 and 9

Photos courtesy of Yannick Grandmont.

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