Live Wires

An hour-long performance and immersive exploration of connection. Three disciplines – song, dance, and screen – intersect and weave together a web…but is it fragile under threat? Join the search for live-firing wires, outlets, sparks, and space. Featuring contemporary choreography and movement by Rachel Helten, multi-instrumental original music from Devon More, and projection media from digital artist, Ezequiel Peralta. *Note: This performance has flashing lights

Performance times: Thursday June 9 & Friday June 10 at 7:30pm

In early 2022, four emerging performing artists were selected to leverage their existing short works to create a one-hour performance in collaboration with an artist working in a different art form, technique, or tradition. Artists were asked to challenge themselves to create something they might not otherwise be able do without the resources available, such as expanding an already existing work with additional design elements, or a new cross-disciplinary or cross-cultural work. Since April, these four residency groups have received professional fees, free studio space, access to equipment and tech support, and mentorship as they developed their projects. In June, three of these groups will be presenting the culmination of their residencies in public performances in our Performance Studio 1B at Eighth & Eight Creative Spaces. We invite you to come to watch these new performances with us!

Be sure to check out the other Performing Arts Collaborative Residency Performances Bending and Art Cube

Presented with the support of the BC Arts Council, Province of British Columbia, BC Touring Council and the City of New Westminster.

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