Ocean Roaring is a site-specific dance and violin project that follows the stories of six women on the shore at dusk. The piece focuses on tireless and urgent movement as a means to describe distance and longing between people and the land, and directs attention to the water as a scarce and vital resource.
Ocean Roaring was created and performed at the shore in Vancouver BC in 2019, and was shared virtually in 2020. The work In Kelowna draws from the research in Vancouver, but is adapted for, and inspired by Tugboat Bay Beach. Through this residency, the collaborators of Ocean Roaring, including five dancers, a violinist, and a choreographer, will explore relationship to music, movement, people, and the environment, and will share this research and performance publicly. The time at Tugboat Bay Beach will inform the work, and will foster community engagement and conversation. In this residency we will be opening up our rehearsals for all to see, and in doing so learning from, and engaging with Kelowna’s community.