05 June 2015 - 07 June 2015, 6:00pm
Studio T, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings, Vancouver V6B 1H4
Please note, one audience member will be admitted every 10 minutes starting from 6:00 pm and continuing to 8:50 pm. The performance duration is 75 minutes.
TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT!
*Space is extremely limited. Make reservations online or arrive early to guarantee your spot and arrive 15 minutes before your show time. No latercomers admitted.
Artistic Director: Isabelle Kirouac
Performers/Collaborators: Ashley Whitehead, Emma Garod, Emmalena Fredriksson, Hailey McCloskey, Kat Single-Dain, Michael Udem, Willoughby Arevalo, Leslie Castellano
Music/Instrument Design: Willoughby Arevalo
Space Installation Design: Chelsea Louise Grant, Steve Gairns
Lighting Design: Kyla Gardener
Supervisors: Rob Kitsos, Steven Hill
TOGETHER ( ) APART is an intimate performance installation focused on borders. Composed of a series of live one-on-one encounters, each audience member is invited to travel through divided spaces shared with each performer. Together ( ) Apart examines our relationships to borders as a space of hybridity where differences meet, simultaneously dividing and connecting us and our environment. Exploring the edge of balance, the boundary of the flesh, empathy, territory, presence and absence, each poetic interaction is an attempt to explore physical, social and political aspects of borders. How do we construct our mutable identities? How far does the air we exhale travel? How permeable is the boundary of our flesh? How far can we stretch our perception of space? Do we feel closer to each other when we are together or apart? What lives in the space in-between us? The format of one-on-one performances offers “a unique connection with an-other, the ‘foreign body’ marked by an invitation to respond.“ It offers a precious opportunity to bridge beyond borders, to embrace the edge and to meet-in-difference.
ISABELLE KIROUAC is an MFA candidate in Interdisciplinary Arts at Simon Fraser University's School for the Contemporary Arts. She is an interdisciplinary choreographer, performer and movement educator that has presented her work in North America, Europe, Colombia, Morocco, Senegal, Israel and Palestine. During her time as an MFA student, she researched the concept of border through movement and somatic explorations, which led her to develop a full length interdisciplinary performance, Borderlines, developed in residency at Synapsis Performance and Art Space (California) and presented at the Neither Here Nor There Festival at the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts in 2014. This project informed her current work, Together ( ) Apart, an interdisciplinary performance experience for an audience of one integrating choreography, video, text, improvised music, instruments design, space installation and lighting design.
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