Birdland (1996)

Choreography: Barbara Bourget and Jay Hirabayashi

A fifty minute work for eight dancers choreographed with Barbara Bourget performed in an alley in the downtown eastside of Vancouver that used the metaphor of birds to reflect the human demography of that part of town where lots of homeless people migrate. Performed with twelve dancers (Barbara Bourget, Jay Hirabayashi, Ingmar Bergsma, Anthea Browne, Michael Burt, Salome Diaz, Soressa Gardner, Ziyian Kwan, Eve Lacabanne, Sarah Patterson, José Wheelock, and Michael Whitfield). Music and lighting by Mother Nature.