Fredericton — As part of its inaugural Platform 732 performance series, the Charlotte Street Arts Centre is thrilled to welcome international interdisciplinary/dance artist, Freya Bjorg Olafson. Olafson will present her world-toured and rave reviewed multimedia dance performance piece, Avatar, on Saturday, March 23rd at 8pm in the CSAC Auditorium.
Marrying the physicality and immediacy of contemporary dance with the virtual ambiguities of online social networking, Avatar is a cross-disciplinary hub for experimentation and inquiry. This performance is part of an ongoing series that explores methods of creating, validating and disseminating one’s identity through the use of technology and the Internet. The work is inspired by the mantra ‘I post therefore I am’ whereby Internet users legitimize their existence by documenting their lives and uploading this media to personal webpages and blogs.
The work has been praised as, “…Incontournable (not to be missed),” by Catherine Lalonde of La Devoir (Montreal), and “…guaranteed to spark discussion,” by Alison Mayes of the Winnipeg Free Press, among many dazzling reviews. Freya Bjorg Olafson is an interdisciplinary / dance artist who works with video, audio, painting and performance. Her creations have been presented and exhibited nationally as well as internationally. As performer and creator, Freya blends 6 years classical training in the Professional Program of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet with a Bachelor of Arts Honors degree in dance from Winnipeg’s School of Contemporary Dancers and a Master of Fine Arts Degree in New Media from the Transart Institute / Donau Universitat in Krems, Austria.
Tickets for Avatar are available at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre office in Room 200, or at the door. Adults $15, Students/Seniors/ CSAC members $12.
A 3min video preview of the performance can be viewed at: http://vimeo.com/7696907