I don’t know much about dance. One of my earliest memories is of being hauled out of a performance of “The Nutcracker” because I kept asking, at the top of my voice, when they were going to talk. Well, Sue Gertridge’s “Dance in a Can” is a perfect introduction to dance for the uninitiated. She does talk, using recorded childhood memories to make time for costume changes between the pieces. The show is fun and accessible and showcases different music and dance styles. My favourite piece was called “Goomba’s Groove” where Gertridge becomes a slack-jawed, blissed-out Nintendo player, jerking and grooving to the music as she conquers video worlds. Oh, and if there’s an award for the most attractive and creative program, “Dance in a Can” wins.
See “Dance in a Can” on September 1 at DANspace at 4:00, September 3 at 6:15 and September 7at 6:15. Tickets are $6 with $1 going to a different charity each show.