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Artists: Company of Angels

On stage:  August 16, 2pm  BUY TICKETS     August 18, 8pm  BUY TICKETS

Teasing, bawdy, poignant, jubilant. Lighted Rooms is an enchanting blend of dance, narrative, music and poetry, joyfully performed by ten members of Company of Angels, Canada’s only senior contemporary dance company.

Created by company Artistic Director and award-winning choreographer Randy Glynn and Layne Coleman, acclaimed actor, director, playwright and producer, the production grew from humble beginnings. Three years ago, the “Angels” began meeting once a month to share their favourite poems and a potluck meal. The get-togethers were dubbed “Poetry and Pasta”. Randy Glynn, who was an occasional guest at the homespun soirees, began to see ways to channel the stories and recitations into a new theatrical piece, which would intertwine dance narrative, and music.

In the spring of 2015 Mr. Coleman conducted a workshop with the company and was intrigued with the subject matter and the chance to create a different piece of dance-theatre. Lighted Rooms was a go. After several highly successful workshops in the summer of 2016, the work was tweaked and is making its world premiere at FODAR 2017.

“Company of Angels’ performance becomes a radical act of being visible, demonstrating that people who society writes off as “the living dead” have lives of passion, need, fallible memory and earthy biting humor. Over the course of the evening, ten luminous angels become storytellers, dancers, singers – complex individuals who offer us glimpses into their families, their choices, their loves and losses.” – The Dance Current


Some coarse language.

Photo and trailer by Tim Wilson, personamedia