Comprised of saxophonists Nick Zoulek (USA) and Tommy Davis (Canada), Duo d’Entre Deux presents high-energy, interdisciplinary performances that merge contemporary sound with expressive motion. Formed in Paris in 2011, Duo d’Entre-Deux found a shared passion in alternative chamber music experiences. Since then, they have enthralled audiences in Canada, France, the United Kingdom, and across the United States, presenting recitals, working with multimedia artists, and collaborating with dancers from Wild Space Dance Company, Zenon Dance, Danceworks, and the Like You Mean It dance company.
In addition to their virtuosic saxophone abilities, each member of the duo holds a strong foundation in other forms of movement-based art, including Ukrainian dance, rock climbing, extreme skating, and even break dancing. Drawing from these experiences, the duo’s understanding of communicative motion manifests itself in contemporary performance, as the duo intertwines motion with music.
With a strong background in improvisation, the duo incorporates interaction, interpretation, and idiomatic sound into their unique performances. A modular saxophone duo, Tommy and Nick perform on a variety of saxophones, ranging from sopranino to bass, presenting a wide spectrum of colours and styles.
The duo ardently supports contemporary music, commissioning and premiering works by Jason Charney, Robert Lemay, Denis Levaillant, Etienne Rolin Michael Lanci, Mikel Kuehn, and Scott Rubin. The duo’s enthusiasm for new music is a staple in their collaborative performances, as they merge pertinent new music with modern dance.
Roulette, Brooklyn, NY
Carried Away explores shifting relationships between moving bodies, live music, projected images, Roulette's unusual performance space and the audience. Known for site-based work, Debra Loewen incorporates architectural structures at hand, providing a shifting perspective of experience. Utilizing both improvisational scores and set material, dancers and musicians navigate the space in an intricate exchange of ideas. Their interactions will be framed with intimate proximity or glimpsed from distant perspective. Moving and still vignettes occur simultaneously connecting threads of a shared language with music, dance and the built environment, while the audience relocates to new viewing areas. Film loops hint of landscapes- a slow shifting of graphite shards; birds gather and disappear; a large white cat named Douglas watches everyone. The space prompts visible plots for unanticipated directions, thwarted plans and interruptions. Random moments surprise and disappear. Events come and go, snippets of both familiar and vaguely understood movements pass, hurtle onward, collide. We look around, engage and get carried away with questions about what might happen.