A highly physical dreamscape, sourcing the movements of orchestral conductors to weave an abstract tale of human relationships, power dynamics and the role of art in our lives.
“The conductor embodies the musical argument, working it out through his dance... These gestures help transport us to a world of virtual time, one that is both provoked and accompanied by specially chosen music appropriate for the rite”... “It is the raising of the baton that signals the beginning of that journey into the other world of time that the conductor seeks to guide us through, and it is the lowering of the baton that indicates its end.”
- Stephen Cottrell
Premiere: October 2016, Gold Saucer Studio
Further Presentation: 2017 Calgary Fringe Festival
2018 Winnipeg Fringe Festival
Created during residencies at SFU's School for the Contemporary Arts and the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.
Music: James Coomber
Lighting: Jonathan Kim
Original Cast: Jen Aoki, Samantha Presley, Erin Lequereux, Cody Cox, Carolyn Schmidt, Jess Ames, Marcelle Lemos
Photos by Gemma Crowe and Ryan Wells