Vancouver International Dance Festival presents Out Innerspace and 605 Collective

Event Details

Roundhouse Performance Centre

Out Innerspace’s new creation is a yet-to-be-titled ensemble work for 7 dancers. With this new work they have brought together a fervent mini crowd of lawless, quicksilver and elaborate personalities. Dancers are Chaplin-esque players in a world conflict cinema fighting over the territory of the theatre, for power over their own domain, both physically and psychologically. The driving content of this battle takes into account today’s most relevant conflicts and challenges the oversimplification of good and evil. This work employs character as metaphor and the group as an otherworldly population at odds with themselves. They are at the mercy of anonymity, taboos, surveillance, and celebrity in a ‘technetronic’ era of obscurity. while the others are looking to dismantle and disrupt these unproductive narratives. They are both the protagonists and antagonists, loveable and lethal, egos and ids, in a performance language seeking equal parts of fantasy and everyday, primitive and futuristic, mirth and uncompromising honesty.

New Work

Choreographed and performed by David Raymond and Tiffany Tregarthen in collaboration with Laura Avery, Ralph Escamillan, Elissa Hanson, Arash Khakpour and Renée Sigouin

Project Mentor: Crystal Pite; Public Research Mentor: Vanessa Kwan

Rehearsal Director: Justine Chambers; Apprentices: Elya Grant, Sophia Wolfe

Lighting Design: James Proudfoot; Music Composition: TBC

Video Design and Manipulation: David Raymond and Craig Alfredson

Costume Design: Tiffany Tregarthen and Darryl Milot

Created with the support of CanDance Network of Presenters Commission Fund, City of Vancouver, British Columbia Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, ArtSpring Theatre, Dance in Victoria, VIDF, The Dance Centre


605 Collective – is developing a brand-new work with and for six unique performers, a collaborative undertaking utilizing mechanisms of constant codependence and interrelation between the dancers. Each performer’s own distinct expression, movement, and choice making weaves together to collectively build the moving sculpture of the group body, the whole greater than the sum of its parts. Acknowledging both an autonomy and responsibility to the group, the struggle of coexistence within the set parameters and finite space continuously informs the content of this hyper connected dance. The work pushes the company into new physical territory to further explore the essence of unison and togetherness, the negotiation of group dynamics, and the preservation of self inside the collective consciousness.

Vital Few

Choreographed and performed by Lisa Gelley and Josh Martin

in collaboration with Hayden Fong, Jane Osborne, Odile-Amélie Peters, Jessica Wilkie, Sophia Wolfe (apprentice)

Lighting Design: Robert Sondergaard

Created with the support of City of Vancouver, BC Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, The Dance Centre, Dance Victoria, VIDF



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