LAISSEZ - FAIRE
Created by Freya Björg Olafson
Performed by Ainsley Hillyard
Lighting Design & Production Management by Beth Dart
Set Design by Andrew Beck
Set Construction Kevin Green
Sound design by Freya Björg Olafson
Audio samples by Caribou, Jeremy Greenspan, Dexplicit -
Bullacake (Dubbel Dutch Rmx), Tirzah & Micachu
Solo performance as part of the CPA series
Showing of work in developement
Mile Zero Dance (excerpt) | April 2015 | Edmonton
Sugar Swing Studios | April 2015 | Edmonton
10x10x20 | Winnipeg Design Festival |
September 18, 2015 | Winnipeg Art Gallery
Brian Webb Dance Company | Edmonton
Timms Centre for the Performing Arts
September 25 & 26th, 2015
Uno Fest | Victoria
Metro Studio Theatre
May 27 & 28th, 2016
Laissez- Faire is available for presentation and touring
in Canada and abroad.
Cyborg voices, dance tutorials, dance moms, youtube personalities,
chair dance improvisations and monologues come together in ‘Laissez-faire’; a solo performance for Edmonton artist Ainsley Hillyard.
Developed through digital collage ‘Laissez-faire’ translates content from the web onto the adult performing body. This solo performance situates dance within the domestic space through vernacular movement vocabularies and the architecture of the home. Laissez-faire navigates the relationship between ‘showing’ confidence and ‘demonstrating’ skill in the performance of movement. Does one ever know the dance, or is the dance as process a becoming? ‘Laissez-faire’ reveals a shifting rolodex of impulses with text and movement emergent from the web. The rich confluence of sources portrays a contemporary representation of dance within private and public daily life.
Laissez- Faire is available for presentation and touring in Canada and abroad.
Laissez-Faire was commissioned by Ainsley Hillyard was generously supported by:
Alberta Foundation for the Arts
& Edmonton Arts Council