Internal Rhythms, Broken Rhythms newest work, draws inspiration from the classically romantic period of orchestra. Originally inspired by the movement of a conductor at work, Internal Rhythms explores what might be holding us back and how to follow one’s own path. Each work explores the spirited connection between music and the artist with Broken Rhythms unique style Rhythmical Contemporary continuing to push the boundaries of dance on the island.
Broken Rhythms presents four short works in snapshot form that give insight into a creative process. Inspired by a night at the symphony while watching the musicians play and visualising the notes dancing, these four works examine parallels between creative blocks, conception, burn out, and inspiration. Internal Rhythms celebrates dancing to the beat of our own drum and the unifying language of music and creative motivation.
Location: Metro Theatre (1411 Quadra Street)
Tickets: $28 at Ticket Rocket
Broken Rhythms is a working contemporary dance company under the direction of Dyana Sonik-Henderson. Premiering modestly at Intrepid Theatre’s YOU Show in 2011 with the full work SPARK, they won a Pick of the Fringe award later that year. Broken Rhythms has flourished ever since, producing an annual mainstage production along with over sixty smaller side projects and Canada tours including Vancouver Island, Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto and Halifax. Their mandate also includes reaching out into the community to educate, create and explore the experience of dance. ThySelf and Seven this past year has solidified Broken Rhythms as a force in the contemporary dance community in B.C having the largest response from the Victoria community with sold out shows and requests for longer show runs and remounts.