A unique fusion between Studio 58 students and The Chop, this intensely visual, interactive and highly kinetic piece showcases an exciting group of Vancouver artists.
By The Chop and the Studio 58 ensemble & Anita Rochon
Directed by Emelia Symington Fedy
Choreography by Chick Snipper
Stage Manager – Jennifer Stewart
Lighting Designer- John Popkin
Costume Consultation - Marina Szijarto
Some more info about the project...
Studio 58 is the professional theatre training program at Langara College. The training is practical and hands-on and the students learn all aspects of theatre from working professionals. Studio 58 offers two programs - a three-year acting program and two-year production program. The rigorous curriculum intends to mirror the industry standard. Graduates can be seen working on every major stage across Canada as well as in television, independent and feature films. Each year Studio 58 presents four main stage and two indie-style productions. Professional directors and designers are hired and senior acting students make up the cast. Over the last 42 years Studio 58 has staged some of the most innovative shows seen in Vancouver. www.langara.bc.ca/studio58
Performance style-Neo-bouffon, a term coined by Karen Hines (Pochsy) is a comedic-oriented dissection of present-day social maladies and an unflinching look at the more grotesque aspects of humanity. Townsville uses this practice as a starting place for creation, and draws from dance, visual art and North American pageantry. It investigates audience /performer relations and drives towards spontaneous creation in each individual performance.