Choreographer & Performer: Brian Webb
Composer: Dave Wall
Musicians: Thom Bennettt, Daniel Davis, Dave Wall
Lighting Design: David Fraser
Costume design: Sheena Haug
30% gone is about the heart attack I had last October. It is about the reading I have been doing since then and the music I have been listening to. It is certainly informed by the shock I felt from having the attack, about my recovery and about my defiance of it [not my denial of it]. It’s also about the fact that I’m not very comfortable with being 60 YEARS OLD!!! It’s even about how much I love dancing.
Brian Webb graduated with distinction from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre. He then moved to New York City, working with Eric Hawkins who had an influence on his early dance making. During the 1970′s, Brian premiered many of his first dances with the Carol Conway Company in New York. In 1986, Brian completed a master of Fine Arts degree in Choreography at the California Institute of the Arts.
In 1979, he formed the Brian Webb Dance Company as “company in residence” at Grant MacEwan College, where he was the Chair of the Dance Program for ten years. The company began presenting a dance season in 1991and is now the largest season of contemporary dance west of Toronto. Since the beginning, the BWDC has been dedicated to experimentation, the new, and a collaborative creative process. His company has commissioned over 30 musical scores, numerous installations by visual artists and scripts by writers. Brian collaborates with local artists and works to give their work a broad context by tours across Canada and abroad.