MTL Fringe 2018: Award-winning dance artist Helen Simard returns to Fringe with new creation “Dance Side of the Moon”

Featured 2018 St. Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival Production

Maxine Segalowitz (Photo Credit: Helen Simard)

Following the success of her last two shows — NO FUN (2014) and IDIOT (2017) —, award winning dance artist Helen Simard returns to the St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival with her new creation: Dance Side of the Moon.

Dance Side Of The Moon is re-imagining of the greatest concept album of all time. Using movement, music, and video projection, Simard creates a hauntingly poetic reflection on fear, isolation, and hope. Performed by Fringe favourite Maxine Segalowitz and featuring original video work by Kim-Sanh Châu, Dance Side Of The Moon is a surrealist treat for the senses that intimately explores our collective need for genuine human connection.


Maxine Segalowitz (Photo Credit: Helen Simard)

Praise for Helen Simard

“Helen Simard masters the art of chaos and delivers an interesting and complex kind of « trash »”. — Julie Tymchuk, DFDanse

“A relief for anti-conformists, a joy for free spirits, and a reminder that marching to the beat of your own drum is the best way to find a balance”. — Christiane Ndedi Essombe, Les Arts Zé

*** #5 Best Dance Troupe/Choreographer (Best of Montreal, CultMTL 2018) ***
*** Buddies and Bad Times Award For Risk And Innovation (Honorable Mention, Summerworks 2016) ***
*** Mainline Theatre Creativity Award (Winner, Montreal Fringe 2014) ***
*** Bouge D’Ici Award for Best Choreography (Nominated, Montreal Fringe 2014) ***
*** Audience Choice Award (Winner, Winnipeg Fringe 2009) ***
*** Best Choreography Award (Nominated, Montreal Fringe 2006) ***


Maxine Segalowitz (Photo Credit: Helen Simard)

The 2018 St. Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival presents
“Dance Side of the Moon”

Created by Helen Simard
Performed by Maxine Segalowitz
Video Projections by Kim-Sanh Châu

Venue: Freestanding Room (4324 St-Laurent)

Performances: May 31st – June 17th (varying times)

Admission: $10 (General)

Language: Non-verbal | Run time: 43 | Latecomers: No

Tickets and Info: 514 849-FEST
https://montrealfringe.ca/organizer/dance-side-of-the-moon/

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