SWERVE: Our 2017-18 Season

Spazio Performativo, 10816 95 St
$15 Members |  $20 General

Location of “Family Dinner”
TBA and tickets $45 Members, $50 General

Artistic Director Gerry Morita brings a full and varied season of live movement-based activity from artists of all disciplines for MZD’s 2017/18 season. Satisfying its mission to create and foster original avant-garde interdisciplinary works in Alberta, these selections acknowledge the challenges artists often face in an ever-changing landscape.

Our 33rd season, Swerve, demonstrates the collective readiness of our artists in such circumstances. “Mile Zero Dance’s 33rd Season is awash with artists working under difficult conditions and barriers, who persist, challenge, and renew,” says Artistic Director, Gerry Morita. “Swerve is a state of agency and readiness to adapt to an ever-changing world, and through the body and its movements, these artists adapt to any challenge, and collectively defy and inspire.” This season features new work from Gerry Morita combining improvised dance, live music and haircutting aesthetics; duet work from Tony Olivares and Katrina Smy exploring the reaction of the human body via the stages of humans in the amniotic sac; Terrance Houle conjuring spirits and ghosts in an experimental art adventure with film/video; a dinner in a house with Justine Chambers mirroring gestural habits of dinner guests; Edmonton’s Rebecca Sadowski exploring her Metis heritage; and, the return of SubArctic Improv & Experimental Series on Fridays and Dirt Buffet Cabaret with seven new curators from Edmonton’s burgeoning performance scene

Season Pass

You can pick up a season pass for only $175. This includes an annual membership and entry to all of our 20+ performances this coming year (except Family Dinner). That means it is less than $8/show to attend. You can purchase yours by calling us or purchase it online here:

At a glance, our season line up is:

Canada 150 parties are free and open to the public. Each one is curated by a different artist. Come and check them out: http://www.milezerodance.com/canada-150/
September 30 – Terrance Houle
December 16 – Bridget Jessome

REMIX – October 14 and 15
Naked – December 8 and 9
Night Cuts – Three different shows between January-May 2018; dates TBD

Dance Crush:
Justine Chambers “Family Dinner” – November 30 and December 1 (exclusive site specific)
Justine Chambers “Family Dinner: The Lexicon” – December 2, 3
Rebecca Sadowski “The Sash Maker” – January 19, 20
Andrew Tay “You Can’t Buy It (but I’ll sell it to you anyways) SUCKA” – February 23, 24
Kristine Nutting and Linnea Swan, new work – March 16, 17, 18

Dirt Buffet Cabaret:
September 14 – Curator: Tony Olivares
October 19 – Curator: Jill Pollock
November 9 – Curator: Brooke Leifso
February 1 – Curator: Mpoe Mogale
March 8 – Curator: Liam Cody
April 26 – Curator: Natalie Loveless
May 24 – Curator: Mustafa Rafiq

SubArctic Experimental Arts and Improv Series:
September 8
October 27
November 24
January 12
February 16
April 6
May 4

More information is coming soon. If you have any questions or would like to be on the mailing list, please contact us at admin@milezerodance.com or 780.424.1573