Between Two Rocks is a haunting and sumptuous performance full of bold imagery that will stick to your bones. The performance runs from September 22-24th, 2016 at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.
A mountain of wool turns into a cloud. A stream of thread becomes a song and slowly leaks out a bucket. Morning rises on a curtain, pushes our gaze to the end of the world, until the sun finally sets on our laps. Between Two Rocks draws from dance, visual art, theatre, and handcraft to transform the horizon of the theatre, pull inside out, and turn rightside down.
This new work mixes moments of humour, tension, and geologic meditation, asking what compels us to journey into the unknown and how we change in the process.
Taking inspiration from Norse folktale “East of the Sun and West of the Moon”, a team of performers animate the stage using movement, words, and piles of fleece. The encounter between traditional folk art and live performance, written story and oral telling, feminine and masculine, animal and human, merge in this sensory trip to the edge.
Created with Elliot Vaughan, Elysse Cheadle, Gordon Havelaar, Linnea Gwiazda, Pascal Reiners, Julie Hammond, Kyla Gardiner, Ben Wylie, Paula Viitanen, Lukas Engelhardt, Xin Xuan Song, Barbara Adler, and Maria Tryti Vennerød.
Presented by the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University.
$7 Student // $10 Senior/SFU Staff/Faculty // $15 General
Photo gallery of Between Two Rocks by Tara Flynn for VANDOCUMENT