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empty branches


an ambitious suite of dances exploring the titular image through four veins of science. diving into the interconnecting of organisms and ecosystems into quantum theory, ornithology, neuroscience and forest ecology.

with choreography by Yvonne Ng and Lucy Rupert

performers Augusto Bitter, Victoria Mata, Juan Villegas and Lucy Rupert

music by Jascha Narveson and Lainie Fefferman

premiering October 2024

follow #emptybranchesdanceproject and @blueceilingdance on Instagram to follow the story of its making.

empty branches is developed with the generous support of:

Toronto Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts.


Juan Villegas, Victoria Mata, Augusto Bitter and Lucy Rupert in rehearsals.

photographer: John Lauener

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