Ne Sans. Opera & Dance


Livestreaming March 4 & 5 at 8pm & March 6 at 4pm PST

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Ne Sans Opera & Dance Photo Theo Bell


Director: Idan Cohen

Music: Philip Glass, Solo Piano Etudes, No.3, 6, 8, 16.

Pianist: Leslie Dala

Dancers: Racheal Prince & Brandon Lee Alley (Dance//Novella)

Lighting designer: Theo Bell

Costume & Makeup: Ted Littlemore

Artistic advisor: Melanie Berson

Commissioned by Chutzpah! Festival, with the support of RBC, Vancouver, Canada. Created as a part of Ne. sans' Residency at The Norman Rothstein Theatre, JCC, Vancouver. Supported by 'Asylum Arts'.

Special thanks to: 'Chutzpah!' Festival Artistic Director: Jessica Mann Gutteridge, Ballet BC, Alexis Fletcher and Sylvain Senez at 'The Dance Deck'.

Special thanks to VIDF sponsors Tom Lee Music and Steinway & Sons for their generous support.

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Established in 2017 by Artistic Director Idan Cohen in Vancouver, Ne. Sans Opera & Dance is re-imagining and reconnecting Opera & Dance. Directing opera through contemporary dance opens a whole new world of collaborative opportunities: an environment that involves working with singers, dancers, musicians, visual artists, and designers. In just a few years, Ne. Sans has commissioned new creations, offered workshops and classes, and produced local, national, and international events. Ne. Sans cultivates connections with communities by initiating performance opportunities and developing presentational platforms. It strengthens and widens artistic practices by experimenting and constantly expanding our knowledge of multi-disciplinary art forms to forge a natural hybridization of the Arts and create exciting, thought-provoking, artistically challenging art.

Hourglass by Ne. Sans Opera & Dance is set to 4 Piano Études by acclaimed minimalist composer Philip Glass, and features a duet with Racheal Prince & Brandon Lee Alley (Dance//Novella) joined on stage by pianist and celebrated conductor Leslie Dala.

Ne Sans Opera & Dance Video Flick Harrison

Ne Sans Opera & Dance Photo Flick Harrison