Presented by: Theatre Terrific
As an inclusive theatre company that works with artists of all abilities, in this project, Theatre Terrific will develop a work that features the artistic strengths of deaf artists. Theatre Terrific Artistic Director Susanna Uchatius and General Manager Landon Krentz together led a workshop for deaf students who attend Vancouver Community College. It was made clear that the deaf community has little to no access to performance either as artists or as audience. BREATH-ahhh will open this door to inclusion and create a theatre production that explores breath as something we all share. The performance will explore the nature of breath relying heavily on movement, choreographed dance, imagistic gestures, and a self created/expressed soundscape. Narrative will be sourced from the many mythic and cultural stories that address breath. Up to 15 cast members will work in the Kokoro Dance Studio on the main floor facing the Atrium in the Woodwards Heritage Building. Composer/musician Angelo Moroni will provide soundscape and on-site music to accompany the production. The production will be part of the 2017 Vancouver Fringe Festival in September 2017 as well as performed in the Kokoro Dance Studio.