Meet… Paige Brar

Paige may be the youngest member of Broken Rhythms but her nickname of “Gramps” would make you think otherwise! Paige loves cardigans, sewing, deals on RubA535 and polysporne and in rehearsal she is the one who will put off doing big jumps and going down to the floor as much as possible! She goes hard on stage but will defiantly be needing a long hot bath right after to rest those sore “old” muscles!

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Now here’s what Paige had to say about Broken Rhythms and SEVEN…

Rehearsal

Rehearsal

Being able to Dance with Broken Rhythms has been one of the most amazing gifts in my life! I work harder than I ever had before (8 hour dance rehearsals are almost a norm), and I get to be a part of making beautiful art with some wonderful women. We are all so very different and but have really created a little dance family. We laugh A LOT, share our lives together and with the show SEVEN we cry together too.

I am excited to take SEVEN on tour to the Edmonton Fringe Festival for so many reasons. I am excited to show what cool things are happening in Victoria for dance, to perform for a totally new audience

SEVEN

SEVEN

and to experience what it is like to tour with the company! I am looking forward to re-working and connecting back into the show. SEVEN is a show about the seven stages of grief, any grief, it’s up to the individual, the dancer and each audience member to decide what that grief is. Grief is a confusing thing, with constantly changing emotions and feeling, and this show really demonstrates just that. In so many ways I connected to this show, we lost my uncle suddenly almost a year ago and I received that news mid-rehearsal and then only a few months later we lost my aunt to cancer. I spent the entire show process, rehearsals to performances, living out my grief through dance. It has been incredibly challenging, therapeutic, painful, and freeing all at the same time.

1st Show

1st Show

SEVEN was my first big production with Broken Rhythms, before that I was a part of a few smaller shows, including my first official show with ‘Bounce Around the Building’. This is how I knew I was now dancing with a totally different type of company, a company who would try just about anything for the opportunity to perform and share what we love to do! We did a sight specific work, which means we created a dance based around an unexpected location, we danced in the office of Dance Victoria. I had recently moved back home and now was doing this really cool piece with lights and shadows in a carpeted corner of an office! We got to perform the same piece 4 times that night and each time we performed I was more and more certain that this was where I was meant to be. I am meant to be dancing and performing what I love and am proud of with an amazing director and group of dancers. I can’t wait to see what we do next and to be on the road to Edmonton Fringe Festival!

– Paige