SUN AUG 15TH | SUNDAY HAPPENINGS
Trout Lake Park
2105 E 19th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5N 2J5 (Google Maps pin here!)
Exquisite Dust – 2PM | 4PM
Re:Place – 3PM | 6PM | 9PM
Join us on Sunday, August 15 for multiple performances created by Kelly McInnes, and The Body Orchestra & It’s Not A Box Theatre.
Created by Kelly McInnes
2PM | 4PM
Exquisite Dust is a performance created by Kelly McInnes in collaboration with performers Luciana D’Anunciaçāo, Hayley Gawthrop, Maggie McGhee, Eddy van Wyk and the Roundhouse Community Dancers with sound design by Alex Mah.
Exquisite Dust is ritual, prayer, antidote. It is aliveness unfolding. It is remembering what it is to be of the earth. To be a body. To be wild. It is an invitation to notice and to feel.
Co-created by The Body Orchestra x It’s Not A Box Theatre
3PM | 6PM | 9PM
An immersive exploration of human contact in an era of isolation. A series of bodies haunted by lost futures. A portal into liminal worlds entwining the domestic and the natural. In this dream-like coalescence of dance, poetry, spatial soundscape, and digital interaction, audiences are guided as expressive bodies through green micro-stages to confront displacement in its various forms and scales on the earth. Join us for an intimate experiment in communal embodied storytelling.
Gratefully based on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, Kelly McInnes is a settler of British and Irish ancestry who works as choreographer, performer and facilitator.
Kelly creates performances that embody the socio-political and explore complex relationships of body, community and earth. Currently in training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, her artistic practice is continually inspired by this learning as she imagines ways her work can inspire collective healing. Kelly enjoys working collaboratively, site specifically and practicing care in the ways she creates spaces for coming together.
Kelly often performs in her work and also has had the pleasure of dancing the works of several Vancouver-based companies and choreographers. With Pressed Paradise collective, she performs guerrilla-style ritual-like performances in outdoor public spaces.
Kelly is director of Epoch Youth Project, a collaborative process and workshop for youth. She is also currently facilitator and artist-in-residence with the Roundhouse Community Dancers. Kelly has performed and shared new work at Vines Art Festival many times over the years. She is honoured to be part of this meaningful event and community.
THE BODY ORCHESTRA & IT’S NOT A BOX THEATRE
The Body Orchestra is a collection of independent contemporary dance artists from Vancouver, BC, led by choreographers Jenn Edwards and Jennifer Aoki. Initiated in 2016, the group’s mandate is to create collaborative, thought-provoking, and viscerally felt ensemble works set to original music. Their body of work has been well-received at Fringe Festivals in Winnipeg, Calgary, and Vancouver, as well as Dancing on the Edge, Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret’s Parade of Lost Souls, and New Blue Dance Festival in Toronto. The Body Orchestra is an organic, evolving collective of artists, having included thirteen different dancers in its works, as well as sound designers, lighting designers, and videographers. Their work has been made possible by residencies at SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts, The Roundhouse Community Arts & Culture Centre, and The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. The collective is committed to engaging local artists, fostering a collaborative and inclusive environment for everyone involved. They also strive to make contemporary dance accessible through open rehearsals, work-in-progress showings, and workshops for both children and adults.
It’s Not A Box Theatre is a digital immersive theatre company based in Saskatoon / Treaty 6. It was founded in 2015 by director-playwright Torien Cafferata and designer-dancer Amberlin Hsu, both Drama BFA grads from the University of Saskatchewan. Their work began as devised immersive physical theatre, often exploring audience interactivity, fluid set design, digital technology, and communal storytelling among micro audiences. Their SATA-winning documentary theatre project, Overhear, is an app-guided promenade piece of intimate one-on-one performances and has toured SummerWorks in 2018 and the Prague Quadrennial in 2019. Recently their journey into digital space and interactive installation has only deepened, resulting in the mobile game series ISOLATA and a first-person livestream game called Play Fail Win. This makes their co-production with The Body Orchestra a fitting blend of both familiar and unfamiliar, both digitizing the body and bodying the digital, fusing immersive dance and scenic design with app technology. As theatre re-emerges in 2021, It’s Not A Box Theatre believes it has never been more vital to discover radical new ways to nurture audiences and artists, inviting them to truly play together, make contact, and share a story together.
SUNDAY, AUG 15
MC Heather Lamoureux
2PM | 4PM
3PM | 6PM | 9PM
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