Described by the Globe and Mail as “An eloquent hymn to nature and a lament for human destruction” Sarah Joy Stoker will be performing Rocks On (2005) to celebrate its 10th anniversary, as well as The Worth Of (2014) this week, in collaboration with Lori Clarke
You’ve got three chances not to miss this dance event: October 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, at 8pm, at the LSPU Hall. Critic Gloria Hickey describes the worth of as a “disturbing yet beautiful indictment of our impact on seabirds.”
To quote a press release, quoting Chris Jordan, “Like the albatross, we first-world humans find ourselves lacking the ability to discern anymore what is nourishing from what is toxic to our lives and our spirits.”
“For me, says Hickey, “[the performance’s images] were especially effective when projected against Sarah Joy Stoker’s naked back (see image above). The soundtrack, that wrapped up every gesture and every image into a cohesive whole, also had impact.”
The initial creation of the worth of was funded by the NLAC, the City of St. John’s, and Neighbourhood Dance Works’ Technical Residence program. The remount of Rocks On and production the worth of have been funded by the Canada Council for the Arts. That’s a lot of love and support, so go see what all the fuss is about.
Sarah and Lori recently performed the worth of at the Grenfell Campus Fine Arts Theatre in Corner Brook as part of the inaugural Future of Nature conference, where other performers included Candace Pike, Lisa Moore, Gerry Squires, and Pamela Morgan.
Sarah also recently won the Roberta Thomas Legacy Award, and is well-known as a co-owner of Pony Locale. She has over 15 years of professional experience in her field, and has performed both nationally and internationally, since graduating from the School of Toronto Dance Theatre.