The story of a Dance: http://www.theatrejunction.com/a-day-in-the-life-accidental-euphoria/
L’UniThéâtre in La Cité Francophone | 8627 91 St.
Friday, June 2, 2017 at 8:00 (talkback to follow)
Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 7:00pm
Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 5:00pm
“The floor seemed wonderfully solid. It was comforting to know I had fallen and could fall no farther” – Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
*Originally performed as part of Dancer’s Studio West’s Alberta Dance Festival.
A review from The Dance Current: Calgarian Melissa Tuplin’s Accidental Euphoria, a solo performed with notable virtuosity. Through a series of tension-laden, contorted positions, Tuplin gave off the impression of riding a euphoric-depressive roller coaster. Reference to the medically induced hypertensive crises resultant of Iproniazid usage, a strong antidepressant prescribed in the 1950s that caused intracranial hemorrhages, was Tuplin’s creative seed for the work, according to her program notes. Sensations at extremes of the pain-pleasure continuum were embodied with kinesthetic efficiency, which generated empathy.