Mavis Gallant Stories (40 min full show length)
Concept, creation and live performance: Louise Moyes
Composer and Sound Score: Duane Andrews
Song: ‘Mon Homme’, Mistinguett, 1915; Transposed by Duane Andrews
Directors: John Moyes and Lisa Porter
Collaborator/ Performer on screen: Lisa Porter as 'Magdalena'
Camera Work and editing: Paul Pope
Stage Lighting Design: Robert Gauthier
Projected Photos, Paris in 4 decades: Cora Brown
Videotaping of Performance: Lisa Porter
Thanks to: Neighbourhood Dance Works’ Workshop and First Look Series and Christopher House; NIFCO; Jim Fidler for the voice recording.
“A Recollection” published in THE SELECTED STORIES OF MAVIS GALLANT by Mavis Gallant. Copyright © 1996 by Mavis Gallant. Reprinted by permission of Georges Borchardt, Inc., on behalf of the author.
“Rue de Lille” published in THE SELECTED STORIES OF MAVIS GALLANT by Mavis Gallant. Copyright © 1996 by Mavis Gallant. Reprinted by permission of Georges Borchardt, Inc., on behalf of the author.
“One Week Diary” by Mavis Gallant. Originally appeared in Slant Magazine. Copyright © 1997 by Mavis Gallant. Reprinted by permission of Georges Borchardt, Inc., on behalf of the author.
Show performed through arrangement with Georges Borchardt, Inc., on behalf of Mavis Gallant. All rights reserved.
Thank you to the FUNDERS:
Canada Council for the Arts; Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council; City of St. John's
St. John's, Newfoundland, CANADA
Festival of New Dance blogger, Candace Fulford on the Mavis Gallant Preview:
"This highly entertaining narrative by Mavis Gallant led us carefully through this docudance…I was wrapped up in a story telling circle with various narrators, all giving me their own versions of the same story in someone else’s living room…. comedic moments and movements…"
Festival of New Dance reviewer Joan Sullivan
"Docudance is a format Moyes has created and pioneered. It brings multiple media into play in a work that holds movement as its core.... The show moves swiftly, dialogue becoming song, dance often set to [voice-over]… ‘Mavis Gallant’, in full flow, carries us along in an engaging mix of texture, page, music and movie frame."