Re: Slinky Trailers

Really loved the show -- especially the opening which was totally magical!Great stuff!

.....loved it!

thanks tons for an incredible show! (as usual). the collaboration obviously worked really well & produced some gorgeous & charming innovations in mixing your mediums. i really enjoyed all of it. i hope perhaps there'll be opportunities for you to mount it again.... but in the meantime, have a great show tonight! cheers,

I am very sorry to say I won't getto Slinky Trailers. I am currently in B.C> visiting mu mom.I hope the show goes really well and you have a great time doing it.

I loved the mix of playfulness and virtuosity, the pair of you together, and the play with costume character. It was the best of all worlds: accessible AND sophisticated and honest and pure in what it was and I didn't have a single reservation. I think it should go on the road. It could make a lot of people love modern dance.

WATCHING THE SHOW, I WAS REMINDED OF THE GREAT FRENCH WRITER COLLETTE, WHOCAUSED RIOTS IN PARIS AT THE TURN OF THE LAST CENTUR BY KISSING HER BUTCH LOVER ONSTAGE. IT MADE HER CAREER. SHE WENT ON TO BECOME THE MOST FAMOUS AND BELOVED FRENCH WRITER OF THE CENTURY, AND NEITHER OF THEM WERE PERFORMERS OF YOU AND BOO'S STATURE.

Re: SplashDance!

The line-up for the next 'Splash Dance Lounge' fund-raiser looks great! I have not seen Nova dance since late last summer. It should be a good show. I was stunned at the last show, when you seemed to leap over the counter at the end of your performance.

Re: Doohnamow

I saw 'Doohnamow' on Saturday afternoon. I really enjoyed it. Every body performed brilliantly.

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From 808:

Perhaps some animal type of exploration of energy in an environment suggested by last section of music. Gentle exploration of two bodies listening through skin envelopement of thoughts.

Water. Little girls. Best freinds sitting. on the beach. talking about life. Its about how many times you have to tell your best freind to stop doing something that annoys you. Its about how many times you say I love you.

First movement is very fluid almost trance like with the numbers being spoken in a vacuum. No need for music. Hypnotic. Mixture of asian and caucasioan dancers enjoyable. Neat position with the dancers like two cats cuddling.. Found the first choice of music grating.. Found the second choice of the sounds from a forest more appropriate.

What is under the earth?. Plexiglass stage to see dimensions...drowning underwater

Is it about definitions? Nature. Pollution. sexual orientation.

Fear of losing someone.

How do you sleep

LOSS. PRotECTION

The forest naked. Multi-layer bed of crispy auburn brown leaves. The cuniferous greens glowing brilliantly. a fern. moss. whisper of branches. Sun reflecting. Story of vertical and horizontal. How strange the diagonal sprawling of a broken/fallen tree. How immodest, the green clinging between root and trunk. How soft each loud step.

From the Professionals:

August 28, 1998 The Toronto Star
....wonderfully fluid choreography and gorgeous visual pictures
-Paula Citron

August 20, 1998 NOW

powerful, mesmerizing dance work
-Jon Kaplan

December 18, 1997 eye weekly

Best use of Fetish gear: The versatile Eryn Dace Trudell came (out) into her own with two pieces that explored female eroticism this year. In My Private Venus, a funny, honest solo presented in the 808 Series last January she danced on a table with her arms bound behind her by a leather restraining device.. A spoken text listed thoughts that might pass through a dancers head during a performance emphasizing the sexual relationship between the dancer and audience. Elimination of Lateral Violence was a collaborative work performed at fFIDA by Trudell and Susan Lee. Two female figures barely wearing rubber wear, invented a gentle, cruel erotic relationship. Watching this I thought about how, in a sophisticated urban culture we look to art and to sex to fill our need for ritual. And how powerful such exchange can be.
- Rebecca Todd

Best of 97 NOW

Eryn Dace Trudell, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, August 18-For the most enigmatic eye-popper of this year's fFIDA blowout, the deliriously daring Damn Straight Siren teamed up with the sizzling Susan Lee and donned some topless leather domination duds for Elimination of Lateral Violence, an incredibly tense, lurid, tempestuous and combative -yet loving-look at relationships. This was Eryn on the edge.
-Daryl Jung

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