Coming to Toronto this January! Toronto Dance Theatre is pleased to support The Blackwood at the University of Toronto Mississauga in presenting the Canadian premiere of Faye Driscoll’s (@faye_driscoll) major new performance 𝘞𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨.
𝘞𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 is a multi-sensory performance, conceived by Driscoll as a moving human sculpture made of bodies, sounds, scents, liquids, and objects. Ten performers perpetually enact a morphing “tableau vivant” on a mobile raft-like stage that surges and spins through crisis and alienation. Grappling with the Anthropocene—the geologic toll of environmental destruction resulting from human activity on the Earth—𝘞𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 considers its effects on individual bodies and their interdependencies. It explores the unstable boundaries between grief, anger, emergency, and eroticism.
Conceived, choreographed and directed by Faye Driscoll.
Performed by James Barrett, Kara Brody, Miguel Alejandro Castillo, Amy Gernux, Shayla-Vie Jenkins, Jennifer Nugent, Cory Seals, Maya LaLiberté, Carlo Antonio Villanueva, Jo Warren.
Curated by Christine Shaw.
Production Manager: Lilach Orenstein
Scenic Design: Jake Margolin and Nick Vaughan
Lighting Design: Amanda Ringger
Sound and Music Director: Sophia Brous
Live Sound and Sound Design: Ryan Gamblin
Composition, Field Recordings, Sound Design: Guillaume Soula
Costume Design: Karen Boyer
Dramaturgy: Dages Juvelier Keates
Choreographic Assistant: Amy Gernux
Intimacy coordination: Yehuda Duenyas
Production Stage Management: Emily Vizina