Contact: Nina Jane Patel
(604) 669-9337


The Outliner
By choreographer Jennifer Mascall

Orpheum Annex Theatre, February 28, 2017 8PM

February 1, 2017 – Vancouver, BC – MascallDance’s The Outliner:


Western tour of The Outliner arrives in Vancouver!


From prolific Isadora Award-winner Jennifer Mascall comes a new choreographic work at the ignition point of dance and design. The Vancouver Sun hailed The Outliner’s 2016 premiere as “a glimpse into the fertile, iterative, gloriously unfinished practice of one of this town’s most unique creative forces.” A smash hit with Vancouver audiences, writer Peter Dickinson described the evening as “truly exceptional in its conceptual rigour and technical execution…a ride that the audience won’t soon forget!”

Fresh from this success, the production’s Western tour opened on Salt Spring Island at ArtSpring Theatre, touches down for a one night only appearance in Vancouver on February 28th and heads east to Edmonton, Regina and Winnipeg. Four dancers perform 10 solos from four choreographic decades offering glimpses of Mascall’s adventurous choreographic thinking over many years.

MascallDance creates a suspended and magical kingdom inhabited by fantastical beings and unexpected events. Think Borges meets Bauhaus. Each choreography features a dancer wearing an architecturally devised costume: some appear like creatures, others contraptions. All are extensions of an idea of the body.

Dancer and garment delineate lines and volumes in space, rendering the invisible visible and revealing what we understand and communicate about the body in space. Proclaims Peak reviewer Tessa Perkins: “Mascall’s innovation in both costumes that serve as props and choreography that seems entirely fresh make her a master dance maker.“

Mascall’s well-known knack for selecting remarkable performers is in evidence as Benjamin Kamino, Robin Poitras and Ron Stewart share The Outliner stage with emerging artist Eowynn Penny-Huguot. Stefan Smulovitz, resident composer at MascallDance for the past six years, has created over ten compositions for the company. Here he creates accompanying scores for each solo.

Following the company’s Vancouver appearance on February 28th at the Orpheum Theatre Annex, you can catch THE OUTLINER in

EDMONTON Timms Centre for the Arts, 87 Ave and 112 St.
Friday March 3 8:00 p.m.;
Saturday March 4 8:00 p.m.

REGINA John Paul II Centre, 2200 – 25th Avenue
Thursday, March 16 1:30 p.m. (matinée);
Friday, March 17 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 19 8:00 p.m.

WINNIPEG Rachel Browne Theatre 211 Bannatyne Ave
Friday March 24, 7:30 p.m;
Saturday March 25 7:30 p.m.
TICKETS @ the door Reservations

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About Jennifer Mascall

Jennifer Mascall is a dance choreographer, teacher, mentor and an advocate for the art form. Mascall and her nearly 200 choreographies have received the Clifford E. Lee Choreographic Award, the Jacqueline Lemieux Prize, Dora Mavor Moore and Jessie awards for her work in theatre, the Isadora Award, the Canada 125 Confederation Commemorative Medal, the International Woman’s Day Award, the Ann O’Connor Award, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Best Performers Award (The Brutal Telling). Mascall has trained extensively with theatre teacher Linda Putnam, as a teacher of Integral Hatha Yoga, and is a Body-Mind Centering ® practitioner who participates annually in Eight Days.

About MascallDance

Situated in Vancouver’s West End, MascallDance is a hub for creation, guerrilla improvisation and somatic practice. Jennifer Mascall is at the core, creating and working in many forms. The company’s production The Three Cornered Hat was recently featured in the Vancouver Biennale, and its’ kamikaze improvisation unit The Nijinsky Gibber Jazz Club opened the Vancouver International Dance Festival.

MascallDance is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the British Columbia Arts Council, The City of Vancouver, The McLean Foundation, The British Columbia Gaming Commission and Salt Spring Coffee.

THE OUTLINER: February 28, 2017 - limited seating!

Manager: Nina Jane Patel
(604) 669-9337

Orpheum Annex Theatre, February 28, 2017 8PM