Choreography: Angela Blumerg
Music: Augusto Monk
Dancers: Sarah Fregeau, Kaitlin Standeven
Lighting Design: Gabriel Cropley
Premiere: The Citadel: Ross Centre for Dance, Toronto, 2018
OMNI is the acronym for Overture, Meanwhile, Negotiations, and Ivy, the four sections it consists in, and a collaboration with four composers. Situated on the edge between human behaviour and abstraction, sudden outbursts of human emotion streak the sleek surface of formal dancing. The result is a collision of inner and outer surfaces, a contained unpredictability, and sometimes comical disguise of what we feel inside versus what we present to the world.