Springboard Performance

Carbon Movements

A Deaf-centric movement piece

Thursday Oct 19, 2023 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Door: 12:30 am)

Friday Oct 20, 2023 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Door: 12:30 am)

Saturday Oct 21, 2023 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Door: 12:30 am)

Tickets starting at $25

Students: $15


A co-presentation between Springboard Performance and Inside Out Theatre. In collaboration with Inside Out Theatre, and the invaluable support of their Good Host Program, we are thrilled to extend our heartfelt commitment to accessibility by offering select performances with ASL interpretation.

Curiosity. Connection. Communication. Control.

Can we genuinely coexist in an environment without disturbing it? Where do the commonalities and connections lie between our inner and outer landscapes, and why do we feel the need to control them both?

Carbon Movements is a groundbreaking new dance performance that includes a unique tactile and visual score. Starring Deaf artist Connor Yuzwenko-Martin, with vibrotactile elements created by David Bobier and Jim Ruxton of VibraFusionLab and direction by professional choreographer Ainsley Hillyard.

As part of The Invisible Practice’s mission to push boundaries in Deaf-centric theatre, Carbon Movements tries to answer the question of how we can create a performance where both hearing and Deaf audiences share the same experience.

Ainsley Hillyard - Choreographer and Creative Collaborator

Connor Yuzwenko-Martin - Performer and Creative Collaborator

Judah Truong - Technical Director

Jessy Ardern - Stage Manager

VibraFusionLab - Technical Show Development

Gail Benin - ASL Interpreter

Featured Artists

  • Connor Yuzwenko-Martin (Edmonton) · Performer and Creative Collaborator

    Connor is a producer, performer, and playwright. He is slowly and gently launching The Invisible Practice, a Deaf arts collective based in amiskwaciy’waskahikan. The Invisible Practice has premiered two original Deaf-centric works: Carbon Movements, and After Faust, a fully Deaf-cast, directed, written, and produced play as part of the RISER Edmonton 2023 season. Connor relentlessly pursues the intersections of accessibility and art, with more projects planned in the future.

  • A white woman with long brown hair with grey strands looks slightly aside at the camera. They are topless with just the upper part of their chest visible, and one hand covering one breast. Light green paint is smeared across their chest, shoulder, neck, and face with some in their hair. Human handprints are discernible in the dried paint.

    Ainsley Hillyard (Edmonton) · Creator

    • Jessy Ardern · Stage Manager

      Jessy Ardern is an actor, a playwright, and an artistic co-producer with interactive indie company The Fox Den Collective. Her writing has been seen onstage in Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Toronto, and Edmonton, where she has won two Sterling Awards for her work at the Fringe. She's so excited to be stage managing for the incredible project that is Carbon Movement!

      • Judah Truong · Multi-discipline

        Judah (he/him) is the Technical Director for Carbon Movements. He is a QTPOC stage technician living and working in amiskwaciwâskahikan, Treaty 6 territory. Judah has supported both of The Invisible Practice’s major original productions thus far, with the other being After Faust, and countless other shows and events in the arts community. When not calling cues from the booth, you can find him tinkering with electronics, meditating with LEGO, or watching Buffy.

        Image description: Judah is an Asian-Canadian person looking straight on to the lens. He wears black and translucent brown square framed glasses. The photo is chest and up, with a lavender background.

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