Dancing outside the box

See a free performance at the ACT by Mascall Dance on Saturday, April 26. - Contributed
See a free performance at the ACT by Mascall Dance on Saturday, April 26.
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Catch a free performance of Mascall Dance’s Nijinsky Gibber Jazz Club at the ACT on Saturday.

In this unique performance, choreographer Jennifer Mascall explores the potential of the human body moving in space and expands our preconceived notions of the discipline of contemporary dance with dancers Chris Wright, Darcy McMurray and Lulu May, along with musician Stefan Smulovitz.

Mascall Dance is currently conducting public research through improvisation using the Nijinsky Gibber Jazz Club. The performance at The ACT will be included in this research and will play into the creation of the Three Cornered Hat, a new work that will premier in July in Vancouver.

This event is followed by a performance by jazz musician Jesse Peters in the Studio Theatre at 8 p.m.

In the world of jazz, there are two types of performers, those who play for themselves, and those who play for their audience. Peters is definitely the latter. With rave reviews as a singer-songwriter from distinguished jazz artists Ingrid Jensen and Diana Krall, Peters’ texture honours influences like Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett and is fused into the modern sound he recreates every time he sits in front of a piano and microphone.

• The Nijinsky Gibber Jazz Club takes over the ACT lobby at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 26. Tickets to the Jesse Peters performance at theactmapleridge.org.

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