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Performance: Capacitance 7, Nicole Rampersaud, Allen Kaeja, and Rob Clutton, Guelph ON
March 6, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
The seventh of our series of performance improvisation and dialogue welcomes musical and dance innovators Nicole Rampersaud, Allen Kaeja, and Rob Clutton. Please join us!
Nicole Rampersaud is a trumpeter from Toronto who, since returning from Boston, where she completed her Master’s Degree at the New England Conservatory, has become heavily involved in Toronto’s improvised music scene. Her playing can switch facilely from harmonically rich lyricism to playful aggression on a dime, and her improvising instincts make her an ideal partner (or foil) in the context of polyphonic improvisation that the Convergence Ensemble provides. Nicole is an original member of the AIMToronto Orchestra, and has contributed to the group’s collaborations with Anthony Braxton and Malcolm Goldstein, and is currently co-curator of the weekly Leftover Daylight Series.
Allen Kaeja is a Gemini-award nominated film director and choreographer. He entered the field of dance after nine years of wrestling and Judo, and has created over 90 dance pieces since 1981, and choreographed for 26 films. Allen is co-artistic director of Kaeja d’Dance with his wife Karen Kaeja, and has completed an MA dance degree at York University. He is co-founder of the CanAsian International Dance Festival.
Rob Clutton is certainly one of the most prodigious, prolific, and radically creative bassists working out of Toronto. He is or has been a member of, This Moment, NOJO, the Steve Koven Trio, Jazzstory, Handslang, John Millard and Happy Day, the Ryan Driver Quartet and numerous other ongoing projects involving musicians such as David Mott, Nick Fraser, Doug Tielli, Brodie West, and Eric Chenaux.
Capacitance is grateful for financial assistance from the Ontario Arts Council.