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ESSENTIA by .6 Ricochet

  • The Rachel Browne Theatre 211 Bannatyne Avenue Winnipeg, MB, R3B 1M3 Canada (map)

.6 Ricochet

Friday, September 9, 2016 at 8:00pm
Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 8:00pm
Sunday, Septmeber 11, 2016 at 8:00pm
The Rachel Browne Theatre, 211 Bannatyne ave.

Visually arresting… Somber, haunting, lovely, that is Essentia
- CBC Manitoba

Prepare to confront and question your inner reality as .6 Ricochet transports you to a precarious place between the known and the invisible. ESSENTIA is an energetic and beautiful 50-minute double bill featuring two contemporary dance works choreographed and performed by Winnipeg’s newest dance company, .6 Ricochet, with members Hilary Crist and Janelle Hacault.

ESSENTIA includes The Hopeless Dream of Being, a 20 minute duet choreographed by Hilary Crist, and Imprimatur, a 20 minute piece created by Janelle Hacault.

The Hopeless Dream of Being is a piece inspired by the involved, magnetic and manipulative relationship of the two female protagonists in Ingmar Bergman’s 1966 film Persona. A battle between the true and tortured self and the struggle to hide underlies The Hopeless Dream of Being, leaving an impression of a dream you can almost remember, and the reminder of a dream they’ll never forget.

Imprimatur ’s inspiration stems from Janelle’s obsession with the afterlife following the passing of her mother in 2012. It examines the dark night of the soul suspended in time between the corporeal world and the eternal. Much like the conflict between Jacob and the Angel, Imprimatur is about identity, wrestling with the sacred, and embracing acceptance.

The creative team includes Choreographers/Performers Hilary Crist and Janelle Hacault, Production Manager James Jansen, and Stage Manager Kristin Haight.

Tickets for ESSENTIA are $20, available for purchase at the door or reserved at

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Earlier Event: August 8
COMPANY LINK- Choreographer's Lab
Later Event: September 17
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