We Talk Disco One Day
Created and performed by Farouche (Felicia + Erika + Mahaila) in collaboration with dance artists Lexi Vajda and Avery Smith.
We Talk Disco One Day is our exploration in creating a clear macro structure for three micro dances.
Inheriting Choreography (similar to telephone). We have spent three months passing off choreography and allowing each individual to reshape the movement with their values, interests, and desires. Part of this process is that we have not shared the outcomes with one another. The first time you see them will be the first time we see them too.
Structured Disco. Our collective memory of curated and distilled disco moves in an accumulation of pattern, phasing, and complexity.
The Same Thing Every Time. Resting our brains but working our bodies.
Drawing by Shang-Han Chien
Choreography by Meredith Kalaman. Performed by Kate Franklin, Meredith Kalaman, and Felicia Lau.
Femme Fatales is a poetic trio, blending narrative and contemporary dance to bring to light the impact of gender socialization. The work takes a thought provoking look at our historical past of gender defined roles and behaviors to illuminate the impact on today. Full of both pleasure and angst, this work dives into the heart of what makes us who we are.
Presented at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts (2017), Uferstudios Berlin (2017), Dance in Vancouver (2017), Dance Days (2018) + the Chinook Series (2018).
Photo Credit: Erik Zennström
Choreographers + Performers Felicia Lau, Erika Mitsuhashi + Mahaila Patterson-O'Brien
Farouche's debut show at the Gold Saucer featured an evening of new creations including a trio, three solo movement studies, and the duet for the time being.
Choreography by Mahaila Patterson-O'Brien. Performed by Felicia Lau and Erika Mitsuhashi. Sound and light by Remy Siu
They may be masked, hidden or exposed by light. They are precise, they rarely devolve into chaos. They never emote. They are a blank canvas of abstract gesture time and space. They are looking for the pleasure in emptiness.
Presented at New Works Dance Allsorts (2016) + Dance in Vancouver (2017)
Photo Credit: Juan Contreras
Visitors From Far Away to the State Machine
“I’ve always dreamed of seeing Earth…”
VISITORS FROM FAR AWAY TO THE STATE MACHINE is a multi-media space opera. Two aliens travel thousands of light years to Earth for their honeymoon. On their journey, they tease one another with sexy and profane stories from the past, present, and future
Performers: Felicia Lau & Conor Wylie (w/ guests Ashley Aron & Derek Chan)
original scenario by Hong Kong Exile:
Milton Lim (theatre), Remy Siu (music), Natalie Tin Yin Gan (dance)
with Felicia Lau, Conor Wylie, Ashley Aron and Derek Chan
Presented at Music on Main (2016) + Club Push (2017)
Photo Credit: Jan Gates
L I L A C
Choreography by Mahaila Patterson-O'Brien. Performed by Felicia Lau. Text by Jasmine O'Brien. Music by Alex Mah and Remy Siu. Projections by Remy Siu.
Presented at ROMP! Festival (2017)
Created by choreographer Rob Kitsos, and performers Robert Azevedo, Aryo Khakpour, Jessie Kwan, Felicia Lau, Alex Mah, Sean Marshall Jr, Kim Stevenson, and Conor Wylie.
Presented at EDAM's Choreographic Series (2013)
Created and performed by Rob Kitsos, Steven Hill, Kim Stevenson, Jessie Kwan, Robert Azevedo, Sean Marshall Jr., Conor Wylie, Felicia Lau and Alex Mah.
Choreography: Rob Kitsos
Music: Alex Mah
Presented at the Russian Hall (2014)
Additional Work Featured in Gallery:
Valuation Score: Concept by Alexa Mardon + Erika Mitsuhashi
Saudade: Choreography Rob Kitsos
Two Great Truths: Choreography Katie DeVries, Photo credit Rob Trendiak
p(l)ace: Choreographic score Emmalena Fredriksson, Photo credit Erik Zennström