AMOROUS PLAYLIST  (2019)   Amorous Playlist is an intimate, eccentric and stirring new creation for six dancers, performed simultaneously with a live concert by Blunt Chunks. This marks the third time Social Growl and Blunt Chunks will collaborate. Premiering in Toronto  March 27th - 30th, 2019 . Part of Bright Nights 18/19 Season at The Citadel: The Ross Centre for Dance.   http://citadelcie.com/amorous_playlist/    Choreography:  Riley Sims in collaboration with interpreters   Live Music and Lyrics:  Caitlin Woelfle-O’Brien (Blunt Chunks)   Interpreters:  Clarke Blair, Ana Groppler, Kay Kenney, Jean-Benoit Labrecque, Genevieve Robitaille, Riley Sims   Lighting Design:  Noah Feaver   Scenographer:  Claire Hill   Length:  Full-Length 70 Minutes   Supported by : The Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council, and Toronto Arts Council with funding from the city of Toronto.  A portion of the creative process supported through a Creation Residency at Studio 142 in Berlin, Germany.   Photo by:  Merik Williams  Left to Right: Genevieve Robitaille, Riley Sims, Kay Kenney, Blunt Chunks, Jean-Benoit Labrecue, Ana Groppler, Clarke Blair

AMOROUS PLAYLIST (2019)

Amorous Playlist is an intimate, eccentric and stirring new creation for six dancers, performed simultaneously with a live concert by Blunt Chunks. This marks the third time Social Growl and Blunt Chunks will collaborate. Premiering in Toronto March 27th - 30th, 2019. Part of Bright Nights 18/19 Season at The Citadel: The Ross Centre for Dance.

http://citadelcie.com/amorous_playlist/

Choreography: Riley Sims in collaboration with interpreters

Live Music and Lyrics: Caitlin Woelfle-O’Brien (Blunt Chunks)

Interpreters: Clarke Blair, Ana Groppler, Kay Kenney, Jean-Benoit Labrecque, Genevieve Robitaille, Riley Sims

Lighting Design: Noah Feaver

Scenographer: Claire Hill

Length: Full-Length 70 Minutes

Supported by: The Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council, and Toronto Arts Council with funding from the city of Toronto.

A portion of the creative process supported through a Creation Residency at Studio 142 in Berlin, Germany.

Photo by: Merik Williams

Left to Right: Genevieve Robitaille, Riley Sims, Kay Kenney, Blunt Chunks, Jean-Benoit Labrecue, Ana Groppler, Clarke Blair

ARE YOU STILL COMING TONIGHT? (2014)

Are You Still Coming Tonight? focuses on the social dynamic of the company members and studies this group as if they were their own species. The work begins with the audience witnessing the Social Growl dancers getting together for a group dinner on stage. But what starts as a regular dinner party quickly unravels into a bizarre, yet strangely accurate, new world.

Interpreters: Austin Fagan, Charles-Alexis Desgagnes, Lee Bloom, Ana Groppler, Kay Kenney, Jolyane Langlois

Choreography: Riley Sims

Music by: Caitlin Woelfle-O'Brien

Original Premiere December 17th-20th 2014 The Alumnae Theatre, Toronto

Length: Full-Length 60mins

   ODE PARADE    (2017)    Ode Parade  is an ode to breaking up, the relationships we leave behind, and the versions of ourselves that we can't take with us when things end. In some alternate reality every one of our past relationships is still existing and continuing. Each couple is preserved in their own ignorance, watching the parade go by.  Interpreters: Jean-Benoit Labrecque, Genevieve Robitaille  Choreography: Riley Sims in collaboration with the interpreters  Original Premiere: September 8th - 11th , 2017 as part of Dark Horse Dance Projects, Ottawa ON  www.darkhorsedanceprojects.com   Length: Half-Length 30 mins

ODE PARADE (2017)

Ode Parade is an ode to breaking up, the relationships we leave behind, and the versions of ourselves that we can't take with us when things end. In some alternate reality every one of our past relationships is still existing and continuing. Each couple is preserved in their own ignorance, watching the parade go by.

Interpreters: Jean-Benoit Labrecque, Genevieve Robitaille

Choreography: Riley Sims in collaboration with the interpreters

Original Premiere: September 8th - 11th , 2017 as part of Dark Horse Dance Projects, Ottawa ON www.darkhorsedanceprojects.com

Length: Half-Length 30 mins


   DRUNK ON FICTION (2017)     Drunk On Fiction  is a journey, a quest, a mission, an adventure and an escape. This dynamic work for six dance artists is an examination of the powerfully addictive world of fiction and fantasy. A bold and theatrical dance work that takes audiences on an emotional and imaginative journey. It reveals and speaks to the struggle for survival and purpose that we as humans, continue to battle with each day. In a way, we have all been heroes or villains at one point in our own lives. We are constantly starring in our own sagas, sequels and trilogies.  Drunk On Fiction  runs wild. It chases and fights it's way through worlds of fiction, to find its way to fact.  Created by: Riley Sims in collaboration with the interpreters  Dancers: Ana Groppler, Kay Kenney, Jean-Benoit Labrecque, Jolyane Langlois, Sébastien Provencher, Geneviève Robitaille  Music: Caitlin Woelfle - O'Brien  Co-Produced by: Dance Matters Dance Productions  Original Premiere: February 8th - 11th, 2017 at The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto  Length: Full-Length 60 mins

DRUNK ON FICTION (2017)

Drunk On Fiction is a journey, a quest, a mission, an adventure and an escape. This dynamic work for six dance artists is an examination of the powerfully addictive world of fiction and fantasy. A bold and theatrical dance work that takes audiences on an emotional and imaginative journey. It reveals and speaks to the struggle for survival and purpose that we as humans, continue to battle with each day. In a way, we have all been heroes or villains at one point in our own lives. We are constantly starring in our own sagas, sequels and trilogies. Drunk On Fiction runs wild. It chases and fights it's way through worlds of fiction, to find its way to fact.

Created by: Riley Sims in collaboration with the interpreters

Dancers: Ana Groppler, Kay Kenney, Jean-Benoit Labrecque, Jolyane Langlois, Sébastien Provencher, Geneviève Robitaille

Music: Caitlin Woelfle - O'Brien

Co-Produced by: Dance Matters Dance Productions

Original Premiere: February 8th - 11th, 2017 at The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto

Length: Full-Length 60 mins


   FOR MORGAN (2013)    Commissioned by visual artist Melody-Blue Klassen  For Morgan  is based on a 2012 internet hoax stating that actor Morgan Freeman had died. The work asks audiences to attend the actors 'funeral' that quickly spirals out of order. With inspiration from Morgan's most famous voiceover work in the Disney documentary 'March Of The Penguins' this new work explores society's rituals for handling death, our obsession with celebrity information, and the many parallels between humans and the animal world.  Interpreters: Charles-Alexis Desgagnes, Austin Fagan, Lee Gelbloom, Ana Groppler, Jolyane Langlois  Choreography: Riley Sims  Original premiere October 3rd 2013 Gallery 1313, Toronto  Length: Full-Length 60 mins

FOR MORGAN (2013)

Commissioned by visual artist Melody-Blue Klassen For Morgan is based on a 2012 internet hoax stating that actor Morgan Freeman had died. The work asks audiences to attend the actors 'funeral' that quickly spirals out of order. With inspiration from Morgan's most famous voiceover work in the Disney documentary 'March Of The Penguins' this new work explores society's rituals for handling death, our obsession with celebrity information, and the many parallels between humans and the animal world.

Interpreters: Charles-Alexis Desgagnes, Austin Fagan, Lee Gelbloom, Ana Groppler, Jolyane Langlois

Choreography: Riley Sims

Original premiere October 3rd 2013 Gallery 1313, Toronto

Length: Full-Length 60 mins


   EVERYTHING WE’VE EVER (2012)    A dark work that gives us a glimpse into the world of individuals losing grip and stability – when denial is no longer an option and they are forced to deal with themselves.The work is an outcry, a comment on inner conflict and the various coping techniques we all develop to deal with pain. The performers are lost and longing to connect with anyone and anything. They are reckless and overindulgent with themselves and their relationships. Why do we want to escape our own lives? Why can’t we find the courage to get out of situations that aren’t good for us?  Interpreters: Charles Bourbeau, Sarah Helmer, Nikola Henry, Kay Kenney, Maude Yargeau  Choreography: Riley Sims  Original premiere November 12th 2012 Arts Court Theatre, Ottawa  Length: Half-Length 30 mins

EVERYTHING WE’VE EVER (2012)

A dark work that gives us a glimpse into the world of individuals losing grip and stability – when denial is no longer an option and they are forced to deal with themselves.The work is an outcry, a comment on inner conflict and the various coping techniques we all develop to deal with pain. The performers are lost and longing to connect with anyone and anything. They are reckless and overindulgent with themselves and their relationships. Why do we want to escape our own lives? Why can’t we find the courage to get out of situations that aren’t good for us?

Interpreters: Charles Bourbeau, Sarah Helmer, Nikola Henry, Kay Kenney, Maude Yargeau

Choreography: Riley Sims

Original premiere November 12th 2012 Arts Court Theatre, Ottawa

Length: Half-Length 30 mins