Repertoire

 

Touring is an important component of Tribal Crackling Wind’s activities. Company works have been performed in New York City, Singapore, Phnom Penh, Kuala Lumpur, Chennai, Jakarta, Taipei, Tokyo, Bangkok, Holland, Jamaica, Mexico City, Bogotá, Cartagena, Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver, St. John’s, and Regina.

 

For more information on touring repertoire and for bookings please contact info(at)tribalcracklingwind.ca

Fluency

Choreographer/Direction: Peter Chin

Performers: Peter Chin, Alison Denham, Billy Marchenski and María Constanza Guzmán

Performed in English and Spanish with surtitles; 65 minutes long, no intermission

 

In Fluency, Peter Chin asks the question, Can one become Nicaraguan?  He attempts to answer that question through this multidisciplinary piece imbued with finesse and humour that he developed during a lengthy stay in Latin America. Over a two-year period Peter, accompanied by videographer Jeremy Mimnagh, documented his efforts to learn Spanish and his attempts to integrate into a new culture, an undertaking that involved more than a few comical situations. It all led to this very playful piece, an atypical progress report that lies somewhere between dance, theatre, video and a talk show.

 

Premiered November 3 - 5, 2011 at the Enwave Theatre, Toronto, presented by DanceWorks.

 

PRESS 

Bateman Reviews

Tusaaj  (online translation journal)

Watch the Fluency trailer here
Woven

Choreography, music, text: Peter Chin

Performers: Kathia Wittenborn (Toronto), Kassi Scott (Toronto), Chy Ratana (Cambodia), Marina Acevedo (Mexico) and Boby Ari Setiawan (Indonesia); Debashis Sinha (percussion), Caleb Bean (backstrap weaver)

Inspired by the intertwined threads of woven art in Cambodia, Indonesia, Mexico and Canada, renaissance man Peter Chin and his international cast of dancers reflect the spirit of traditional weaving communities in Woven.

"There is only one word to describe Woven, and that word is stunning."

- Paula Citron, Dance Critic

Olden New Golden Blue

Choreographer and composer: Peter Chin 

Performers: Chey Chankethya, Chy Ratana, Chumvan Sodhachivy, Phon Sopheap and Noun Sovitou

In a new ceremony, five young Cambodians of a pivotal generation embody and synthesize contradictory ways of being in a contemporary Cambodian society of opposing currents. Tradition/experimentation, preservation/evolution, nostalgia/future-focus, spirituality/materialism, and public exhibition/private introspection collide and merge briefly in this riveting work.

 

Commissioned by the CanAsian Dance Festival with support from the Canada Council Creation Based Collaborations programme.  Premiered February 24 and 26, 2011 at the 2011 CanAsian International Dance Festival at the Fleck Dance Theatre, Toronto.  A collaboration with Amrita Performing Arts, Phnom Penh.

 

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NOW Magazine

Ballet Review

Ferocious Compassion

Choreographer: Peter Chin

Performer: Chy Ratana

30 minutes

Ferocious Compassion continues from the work that was established with Inside the Mask with Chy Ratana, exploring the virtuosic solo Khmer traditional/contemporary dancer. In this work, a series of transformations are ritualized: a dancer speaks about wearing a Lakhoan mask, a boy emerges from innocence when he is filled with compassion for a dead animal by the side of the road on his way to see his teachers, and a boy discovers an inner strength and ferocious discipline through his identification with a wild animal.

Work-in-progress presented on January 24 – 26, 2013 at the Our Roots Right Now Festival in Bangkok, Thailand.  A collaboration with Amrita Performing Arts, Phnom Penh.

Realms Revisited

Choreographer and Composer: Peter Chin

Performers: Chy Ratana, Phon Sopheap, Chumvan Sodhachivy and Peter Chin

Realms Revisited investigates our connection to the past, and realms that have faded into history, both imagined and real. In this fluid world between fantasy and fact, through evocative solos, duets and ensembles, the four dancers enact a kind of ritual that delves into a state of mind that takes one back and forward into realms beyond the here and now. ​

Premiered November 26 - 27, 2012 at Teatro Carmarin Del Carman as part of the Festival Danza en la Ciudad, Bogota, Colombia.

stupa

Choreographer: Peter Chin

Composer: Peter Chin

 

The piece, inspired in part by Buddhist temple architecture and South East Asian theatre, conjures a world populated by wrathful demons and benign deities. Integrating dramatic full-body dance movement and precise facial choreography with vocalization techniques from many eastern cultures, stupa explores the notion of sacred space in both the physical and metaphysical realms as well as the sanctity of the human body and spirit. 

 

Winner of a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Choreography in Dance.

 

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Toronto Star

The Whole Note

Transmission of the Invisible

Choreographer and Direction:  Peter Chin

Composer: Peter Chin and Garnet Willis

Performers: Sean Ling, Andrea Nann, Heidi Strauss, Chy Ratana (Cambodia) and Phon Sopheap (Cambodia)

 

A Cambodia/Canada collaboration, Transmission of the Invisible is a stunning multi-media dance work. With over three years of research and development, the work explores the physical traces of the transmission of the invisible, whether it be unseen messages from nature that enter the soul, or the passing on of the spirit of a people through the teaching of its cultural forms (as was done with particular urgency in the eighties in Cambodia after the end of the Khmer Rouge regime).

 

Premiered February 6 - 9, 2008 at the Enwave Theatre, Toronto, presented by Harbourfront Centre's World Stage Series.  A collaboration with Amrita Performing Arts, Phnom Penh.

 

Nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Original Sound Composition.

 

PRESS

The Globe & Mail

NOW Magazine

The Dance Current

MacLeans Magazine

Watch excerpts of Transmission of the Invisible here

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Choreographer: Peter Chin

Composer: Peter Chin

Performers: Katherine Duncanson, Mark Johnson, Micahel Sean Marye, Yvonne Ng, Carolyn Woods and Peter Chin

 

Winner of two Dora Awards for Best Original Choreography and Best Dance Performance for the ensemble.

 

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