Graveyards and Gardens is an unforgettable performance installation conceived, created and performed by composer Caroline Shaw and choreographer Vanessa Goodman. Co-presented with Music on Main.
A stage is filled with lights and cables, plants and turntables. Things begin an array of sounds—some come from tape decks, some from a record player, some from old Edison wax recordings. This auditory wash slowly diminishes until only one part is left; the energy then shifts, and dance mixes with music until they become one.
Co-commissioned by Music on Main and EMPAC. Created with the generous support from The Canada Council for the Arts, British Columbia Arts Council, Lēna, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Action at a Distance, SFU Woodwards Cultural Programs, The Scotiabank Dance Centre and CCOV.
Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw and Chrystal Dance Prize winner Vanessa Goodman are two artists at the height of their power. Following the World Premiere Livestream of Graveyards and Gardens in January 2021, Music on Main is thrilled to partner with SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs to bring this dazzling artistry to center stage.