Meta/fauna presents two shape-shifting creatures evolving in their ephemeral habitat. It portrays ever-changing landscapes, large animals hybridizing with fossilized plants, bleached corals, metallic structures, bones, and the ghosts of those who have disappeared. Meta/fauna invites the audience to witness cycles of evolution, transformation and extinction through movement, design and sound.
Presented in association with the Dancing on the Edge Festival.
Supported through The Dance Centre’s DanceLab interdisciplinary research program.
The Dance Centre’s 2022-23 Artist-in-Residence and DanceLab programs are supported in part by PuSh International Performing Arts Festival.
Concept Isabelle Kirouac
Dancers/Stilt-walkers Isabelle Kirouac, Levana Prud’homme
Choreographer Delia Brett
Designer Tamara Unroe
Composers Stefan Smulovitz/Christopher Kelly
Lighting Jamie Sweeney
Consultant Michael Hathaway
Object manipulation: Chhavi Disawar, Ray Schmid
We are grateful for the generous support of Canada Council for the Arts, The Dance Centre, the Shadbolt Arts Centre, the Moberly Arts Centre and École des Pionniers.
Photos by Delia Brett