ZOGMA Collectif de folklore urbain celebrates their 15th anniversary and performs their Sokalo Remix show at Maison Des Arts, Laval, Quebec, Canada on May 02, 2016. (Photo credit Vitor Munhoz)

Zogma

Creston Concert Society’s exciting season continues with its next presentation [ZØGMA], on Wednesday, February 21st, a high energy celebration of traditional music and dancing with a modern sensibility.

Based in Laval, Quebec, [ZØGMA] is a professional percussive dance company who is re-defining the limits of percussive dance. Inspired by the living tradition, the company creates contemporary work specifically focusing on Quebec’s heritage and cultural diversity, presenting a contemporary approach and a new aesthetic to Quebec’s folklore, merging dance, music, and song into powerful rhythmic works.

[ZØGMA] now has more than ten productions to its credit and several short pieces created for Canadian dance and theater companies, including SOKALO: “Each city has its own vibe. Its own icons and characters that makes it a unique place. A place that many will call home.

And every city has its own memories… Memories that will translate in stories told by women and men who lived in a place they call home, who travelled to a unique place.

From these vibes, icons, characters, and preciously kept memories, [ZØGMA] captured the essence of SOKALO.

Our SOKALO is a gathering place where we wish to share our memories with friends. Simple things of life that we wish not to forget.

Transported by intoxicating music from here with accents from elsewhere, [ZØGMA]’s dancers will take you through a rhythmic journey in their SOKALO, where urban rhythms modulate to life.”

Dancers Olivier Arseneault, Noémie Azoulay, Yaëlle Azoulay, Étienne Bonin, Marianne Larose, Philippe Meunier, Frédérique-Annie Robitaille, Antoine Turmine and Ian Yaworski are accompanied by Marie-Pierre Lecault, a violinist and a fiddler who is very active on the music scene both in Québec and internationally. Thanks to her classical training (a BA in interpretation) and her long-standing traditional environment, she now describes herself as an “ex-classic one” who has gone back to her roots! An experienced musician, versatile, full of energy, curious about everything, daring and interested in the rhythmic play of the violin.

“An amazing show last night. I wanted to watch it all again the second it finished… Such a pleasing combination of interesting rhythms & whole body movement – a feast for the senses. Highly recommended !”- Charlene Morrison, Limerick

“The show called Sokalo, presented by [ZØGMA] at the Kings Playhouse was probably one of the best I’ve seen in a long while. […] The production had a new twist around every corner, with the kind of choreographing and musical orchestration that left you mesmerized.”- Todd Maclean, The Guardian, Georgetown, Prince Edward Island

[ZØGMA] performs at the Prince Charles Theatre on Wednesday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to this exciting performance are available at Black Bear Books, Kingfisher Books and Fly in the Fibre for $22 adult, $10 youth and $25/$12 at the door. Check out our facebook page for more information and videos!

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