containR Calgary



As a public art piece, the structure speaks volumes...

- Dwell Magazine



containR turns bleak space into public meeting place

— Kevin Griffin, Vancouver Sun




A kaleidoscope of theatre, cinema, dance and performing arts travelling in a nomadic gallery caravan camped out on East Village on RiverWalk Plaza at 5th Street and Confluence Way SE — and runs October 10 to October 21, 2012, with a pop up satellite containR on Calgary streets for Culture Days September 28-30.

containR has arrived.

Do you dare to miss it?

Fluid Festival redefines the concept of shipping containers — a standardized industrial construction that connects countries and continents, linking ideas, trade and people around the globe. At the Fluid Festival, the recycled containers become containR, connecting communities through art. containR sits at the crossroads of urban culture and contemporary creation, embracing public art and sustainable design. Using green design, industrial utility metamorphoses into performance space offering a continuously transforming rotation of art in our city.

After its successful launch at the Vancouver Winter Olympics — where 25,000 people took in the performances — containR traverses the mountains to Calgary’s East Village on RiverWalk Plaza at 5th Street and Confluence Way SE , within walking distance of our festival theatres.

We’re launching containR Calgary with a pop up satellite containR during Culture Days, September 28–30. Over the two weeks the Fluid Festival and our friends and partners are presenting more than 100 free and ticketed events from around the world and around the block on the containR site. Take the plunge. Be Calgary. Experience containR — during lunch, after work or in the evening. Expect the unexpected at the Fluid Festival.

Presented and facilitated by Springboard Performance.


CONTAINR SCHEDULE OF TICKETED AND FREE EVENTS September 28-30 Satellite Pop up Event | Alberta Culture Days | Free

containR is open from 11 AM to 9:30 PM daily, except for when the sites October 15 & 16 when the site will be open from 6 PM to 9:00 PM

Daily at containR Dancing with Che | Presented by MOCA | Free

Brushes Of Insomnia | Presented by MOCA and co-hosted by The Consulate of Mexico and Galería Alberto Misrachi | Free

A collection of art on film by Calgary artists, and invited national and international guests, as well as works produced and presented by bravoFACT and the Quickdraw Animation Society | Runs 24 hours daily | Free

Pop Up Performances in various containRs | Free

October 10-14 Word containR | Presented by WordFest | 11 AM – 9:30 PM Daily | Free

October 10-13 BOOMBOX | Decidedly Jazz Danceworks | 6 PM, 7 PM, 8:15 PM Daily | Noon (Pay What You Can) - October 10 | 1 PM – October 13 | $20

October 12 Fluid containR Party | 9:30 PM | Free

October 13-14 Weekend pop up events. Ever changing line up. | Free

October 14 Fluid Festival & M:ST | Curated Performances |11 AM – 7 PM | Free

October 14 Slow Dance Party #5 8 PM | Free

October 15 -16 Spark | 7 PM | Pay What You Can

October 17-18 In the Belly of the BeastTour 1 | 6 PM, 8 PM | $15

October 19-20 In the Belly of the BeastTour 2 | 6 PM, 8 PM | $15

October 19 The Fluid Mountain Party 9:30 PM | Free

October 20-21 Weekend pop up events. Ever changing line up. | Free