Tuesday, January 29, 7:30pm

Port Theatre



Pioneering Norwegian contemporary dance choreographer, Sølvi Edvardsen, explores a life-long appreciation for classical South Asian dance in ‘MAN' — an intimate collaboration with award winning dancer Sudesh Adhana. First presented at the Coda Oslo International Dance Festival, Crimson Coast Dance Society now invites you to share in this internationally acclaimed work at Nanaimo’s Port Theatre.


Through seriousness and humour, MAN portrays the individual quest for inner balance; unfolding as an expressive dialogue between choreographer and performer. With just a sitting stool as his partner, Adhana addresses life’s complexities — embodying the struggles of navigating a bicultural identity in the modern world.


“a beautiful portrait of [a] male dancer.” Agnès Izrine, CODA Oslo International Dance Festival


Sølvi Edvardsen was the first choreographer to be awarded the Norwegian critics prize. Her credits include productions for the National Ballet, Carte Blanche, for the Bergen International Festival and the inauguration of Oslo Airport Gardermoen. Sudesh Adhana has studied dance forms in India and later studied contemporary dance at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. MAN subsequently inspired the solo dance film “Man with Beard and Umbrella”, culminating in 3 international prizes.


“Sudesh Adhana, a trained Chhau and Kathakali dancer, is remarkable, portraying the softer qualities of man using only a small sitting stool as his partner.” STEPHEN WHITE, Dance Victoria.


A tri-pro between Crimson Coast Dance Society, Dance Victoria, and The Port Theatre.



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