Palabra Flamenco presents
in association with the The Toronto Fringe
VENUE: Streetcar Crowsnest Studio (345 Carlaw Avenue).
FOX WOMAN is a 45-minute depth-charge of flamenco dance and music combined with oral storytelling. When a mysterious and powerful fox woman appears unexpectedly in his hut, a lonely hunter is forced to choose between the wild and the tamed. Their relationship grows. How to accommodate one another? What do we risk when we accommodate too much? And if violence emerges, do we recognize it? Do we leave? Before the West cultivated hatred of the wild, before today’s ecological crisis, there was a love affair.
Flamenco dancer and storyteller Denise Yeo retells this Siberian myth accompanied by her husband, accomplished flamenco guitarist Gareth Owen. With an array of evocative, traditional flamenco dances, Yeo embodies Fox Woman and the Hunter through hypnotic and improvised movement and rhythm, drenched with the darkest impulses.
Flamenco has its origins around the hearth fire. Known for its contrast of incendiary emotion and control, percussive rhythms, and expansive representations of womanhood that include strength, resiliency, playfulness, mockery, empowerment, and pride, it is uniquely equipped for this story. This is joy tall as the flame, joy with ash in its teeth.
Fox Woman tells a story about our relationship with the wild — in ourselves and others — and our emerging ecological crisis. It’s also a story that empowers us, in our human relationships, to leave situations that are not safe.
“There’s virtuosity to burn… Let it wash over you.”
— The Georgia Straight
“Passionate and desolate … A gift to behold!”
— Showbill Canada
“Denise Yeo is a spitfire…”
— Janis La Couvée, theatre reviewer
“Gareth Owen plays like he has a hundred fingers…”
— The Georgia Straight
Starring: Denise Yeo and Gareth Owen.
Artistic Director: Denise Yeo.
Produced by: Garth Martens.
Fox Woman is part of the 2019 Toronto Fringe Festival.
TICKETS are purchased for $11 online at https://bit.ly/2IElhf2, by telephone 416-966-1062, or in person at the Fringe Box Office at 275 Bathurst Street (in the Hockey Rink south of Scadding Court) or at the venue one hour prior to performances.
July 3 6:45pm
July 5 9:30pm
July 6 8:30pm
July 7 3:15pm
July 9 4:30pm
July 11 6:00pm
July 13 1:30pm
Shows start on-time and latecomers are not permitted.
Event Type: Performance
Organiser: The Toronto Fringe Festival
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Time: 6:45 PM - 7:30 PM
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Streetcar Crowsnest Scotiabank Studio