Special Banff Presentation

Co-Presented by Springboard Performance, the Banff Centre for the Arts and Theatre of the New Heart

 

INTERRARIUM IN PERFORMANCE

Interrarium is a meeting place for creative minds, a showcase of the best in ground breaking contemporary and physical performance and an incubator of brilliant new work.

 

Andrea Božić (NLD) and Peter Reder (UK)

Featuring outstanding contemporary performances by International artists.

 

February 10 8pm

Margaret Greenham Theatre

Banff Centre for the Arts

Tickets Advance $20 

Banff Centre box office info | www.banffcentre.ca | 403.762.8368

 

BEGINNING

Andrea Božić & Julia Willms (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

An exciting work that problematizes both the performer and spectator’s presence and perceptual attention. - Katha Šimuni

Beginning is a live discourse between dancer and visual artist—and it all begins with a white page and a simple question. "Where do we begin?" Julia Willms sketches in real-time alongside the movement of Andrea Božić in a collaboratively spontaneous exchange between two artists and two disciplines.

Andrea Božićis a Croatian dancer and choreographer based in Amsterdam. Known for her bold interdisciplinary collaborations with video artist Julia Willms and composer Robert Pravda, her performances and installations propose unorthodox strategies of viewing and deal with the nature of reality and perception. She frequently produces work at Frascati Theatre in Amsterdam and tours internationally. In 2009 she became the inaugural artist in residence at Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten’s ICK Amsterdam.

 

GUIDED TOUR

Peter Reder (London, England)

A tourist outing for deconstructionists. - The Scotsman

There’s so much history around, so many books, TV programs, museums, heritage sites, there’s no space left for the present. Or was it the other way round, it’s all present, without any past? (Guided Tour, final chapter)

A beguiling mixture of video and performance, Peter Reder's Guided Tour takes place in the theatres and darkened passages of the Banff Centre for the Arts—a treasure trove of memories, desires and surprises housed in the buildings that make up the Banff Centre. From the London-based artist that brought City of Dreams to North America in 2011, Guided Tour similarly explores notions of memory and place through a combination of artifacts, video, text and performance. A guided tour for the post-modern age, this site-specific presentation evokes memories of the past, drawing the audience into a shared contemplation of the nature of architectural spaces and the memories they embody.

 

Peter Reder creates intimate, witty, and thoughtful work, often based on historical sources. His site-based work has been seen in some of the world’s great museums, galleries, and public buildings. He has produced work in the UK for LIFT, National Theatre, South London Gallery, and Somerset House, as well as internationally. Guided Tour premiered at the Edinburgh Festival in association with the Traverse Theatre as part of the British Council Showcase in 2005 and has since been shown at: the Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow; the Coliseum (Bragadiru Palace), Bucharest; the National Museum of Singapore; Gammage Auditorium, Arizona; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; and La Laboral in Gijon, Spain.

 

Interrarium expands the horizons for artists and audiences with genre-bending, multi-disciplined, startling and original performance. An innovative re-purposing of the residency model focusing on a process-oriented, creative environment for dialogue, critical thinking and experimentation. Interrarium showcases acclaimed international, Canadian and local artists and brings them together with an alchemy that inspires audiences, rejuvenates artists, stimulates discussion and forges productive relationships.

exists to connect artists, mediums, audiences, the body and the mind through physical contemporary creation. Its artistic mission is to champion exploration of contemporary practices in the physical arts and support the aesthetic risk-taking that challenges both artists and audiences with new ways of seeing, representing and responding to contemporary life.

Under the artistic direction of Nicole Mion, Springboard Performance has designed and maintains three distinct arms of company activity: The Fluid Movement Arts Festival (Fluid Festival), programmed in Calgary, which presents outstanding contemporary dance and physical performance from local, national and international artists, Interrarium a professional level interdisciplinary creative residency and exchange held at the Banff Centre, and the Creation, Production and Dissemination of work by Artistic Director Nicole Mion.

 

Theatre of the New Heart is an Edmonton based “theatre” company run under the artistic directorship of Dana Rayment and Bobbi Westman for the past ten years. New Heart has produced seasons with reading series, site-specific production series and Festival participations. 2011, New Heart worked with Maggie Tree to co produce award winning “Shattered”, and Skyward Motion Pictures, “Static Motion”. New Heart is committed to the philosophy that there is room to play between mediums, between genres, personal challenges and fears. Creative process is a luxury to be encouraged. To that end, New Heart divides resources between self-production, co productions, workshops and artistic processes. New Heart has partnered with Interrarium since 2005.

 

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