(prefix) in·ter /in(t)ər/

between, among


(noun) ter·rar·i·um /təˈrerēəm/

a sealed glass container that is used for cultivating living entities.


Interrarium is an innovative re-purposing of the residency model focusing on a process-oriented, creative environment for dialogue, critical thinking and experimentation. It is a facilitator driven lab for professional artists revealing creative practice across disciplines, viewed through the lens of the body, in an immersive environment.

Interrarium showcases dance, live art, cultural and artistic leaders from the international and Canadian community, and brings them together with an alchemy that inspires articulation of practice, rejuvenates artists, stimulates discussion, dissects cultural systems and processes, and forges productive relationships. Interrarium was devised by Nicole Mion, in cumulative creative conversations with active participants over its 13 years of gatherings.

This year Interrarium takes place in Calgary with a series of creative practice workshops  facilitated by accomplished national and international artists. 

Stay tuned for announcements about our 2019 Interrarium programming!

Looking back



Building on a 12-year history of professional development programming, produced in partnership with the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Springboard Performance hosted a special edition of Interrarium focused on live arts curation in April 2018.

Featured curators and animators included:

Dena Davida (Montreal, Canada)
Gustavo Filjakow (Germany/UK)
Julie Nagam (Winnipeg, Canada)
Alma Salem (Montreal/Syria)
Vivine Scarlett (Toronto, Canada)
Thomas Sellar (New York, USA)
Michèle Steinwald (Minneapolis, USA)

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