Spooky Action

Inverso Productions

“Spooky Action” is an interdisciplinary dance project that brings together contemporary dance, text and new composition to investigate the quantum property of entanglement. First described by Einstein in the 1930s, particle entanglement prompted international media attention in 2015 when the NIST lab provided a final proof that the property is almost certainly real. We see promising parallels between this research and the curiosity that drives our own work. Led by choreographer Lesley Telford with writer Barbara Adler, the proposed work seeks to explore entanglement as a metaphor for the ways human lives are connected. Bringing together science and a team of trans-disciplinary artists Spooky Action at a Distance explores the potential for connection and collaboration between our different modes of knowing. In a fundamental sense, the discovery of entanglement is heartening for us, because it seems to suggest that our world is still infinitely surprising.


Inverso Productions is a platform for the creation of interdisciplinary performance, directed by Lesley Telford, choreographer and former dancer of Netherlands Dans Theatre 1. Founded in Madrid in 2012, Inverso is now a Vancouver-based company celebrating its 2016-7 inaugural season as a Canadian company. Inverso is a platform for exchange, with the goal of creating and building interdisciplinary works alongside other artists as well as focusing on career development for the emerging professional. Inverso has toured with the work “Brittle Failure” in Spain, the Netherlands and in Canada and has performed in the Festival de Madrid en Danza, the Cadance Festival and the Chutzpah Festival. Inverso is now proud to be a part of the Canadian dance community.

Lesley Telford / Barbara Adler

choreographer- Lesley Telford
text and performance – Barbara Adler
composer – James Meger
lighting – Kyla Gardiner
performers- Stéphanie Cyr, Ria Girard, Bynh Ho, Graham Kaplan, Eden Solomon, and Maya Tenzer.
costumes- Lesley Telford

High school students- writing and movement workshop
Dance students 12-20 years old- repertoire and movement exploration
Open to all ages movement workshop

More time with community projects will increase the fee.

  • Title of Work: Spooky Action
  • Premiere Date and Venue/Location: The Dance Centre April 20, 2017
  • This project is a: Full Evening Work (General Audience, Mainstage)
  • Length in Minutes (including intermission): 1 hour 15 minutes (Part 1, as shown, is 45 minutes and will be extended in December 2017-January 2018)
  • Is there an intermission: No
  • Number of Performers on Tour: 7
  • Number of Support Staff on Tour: 3
  • Per-Performance Fee Range: $2500-5000
  • Available to Tour (Season): 2017/18 Season, 2018/19 Season, 2019/20 Season

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Dance in Vancouver- November 24, 2017
The Dance Centre -April 29th, 2018


Contact Information/Coordonnées

Company Name / Nom de la compagnie
Inverso Productions
Address / Adresse
77 E7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Contact Person / Personne-ressource
Lesley Telford
Phone / Téléphone
236 888 8993
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