Inspired by personal travels and the universe, Amber Funk Barton’s atmospheric solo VAST is an ode to the explorer that resides in all of us, the traveler and the dreamer who wonders what resides beyond the edge. The choreography fuses seamlessly with lighting, sound and set design to create an evocative meditation on our limitations as human beings, and how despite these limitations we still desire to propel ourselves forward into unknown territory.
Choreographer/Performer – Amber Funk Barton
Set Design – Andreas Kahre
Styling and Costumes – Jean Okada
Lighting Design – Mike Inwood
Original Music and Sound– Marc Stewart
Dramaturg – Heather Laura Gray
Rehearsal Direction – Lina Fitzner
Production Manager -Philomena Sondergaard
Technical Director -Ken Reckahn
Photography – Clancy Dennehy, Chris Barton
Installations: Lee Su-Feh/battery opera + Company 605
Thursday-Saturday November 21-23
Dance Machine is a kinetic sculpture – 64 pieces of bamboo suspended from a central copper disk – that can be transformed into multiple configurations by the movement of the bodies within it. Drop in to rest, play and explore.
Conceived by Lee Su-Feh and designed by Jesse Garlick, the Dance Machine is co-produced with Festival Trans-Amériques.
6.30-11pm Jarislowsky Studio, Level 3 | Free admission
Company 605 is creating Looping, an installation built upon concepts from their ensemble work, Loop, Lull. Over three nights, a rotating cast of fifteen performers will trade in and out of a repeating improvised looping score. A practice of continuously tracking and responding to change, in themselves and in relation to one another, Looping is a complex test of endurance and capacity for adaptation, keeping the virtuosic physicality and individual choices of each unique performer at play. Doors remain open. Drop in before or after a show, and stay as long as you wish.
6.30-8pm, 9-10.30pm Birmingham Studio, Level 3 | Free admission
The DIV Lounge is open 6.30-11pm: cash bar and entertainment.