THE PIPELINE PROJECT
by ITSAZOO Productions and Savage Society
February 5th @ 7pm
PL 1422 (1422 William Street)

Immersive theatre company ITSAZOO and aboriginal performance company Savage Society present a reading of The Pipeline Project, a vibrant and personal account of the ongoing political battles over the Trans Mountain and Northern Gateway pipelines. Peak oil, First Nations land claims, and climate change are all explored with humour and empathy in this timely, meta-theatrical event.

ITSAZOO Productions creates immersive, dynamic theatre events for daring audiences. We support this with four core values: Immersion, Risk, Fun, and Community. Whether it’s a fly-on-the-wall, immersive experience or a participatory, site specific event, we can create theatre for anyone, anytime, anywhere. We don’t want our audience to just watch the story. We want our audience to experience the world of the story; to live through it.

Savage Society is lead by Artistic Director Kevin Loring and maintains a mandate to tell original contemporary aboriginal stories sourcing myth, tradition and contemporary aboriginal perspectives.

Directed by: Chelsea Haberlin
Written and performed by: Sebastien Archibald, Kevin Loring and Quelemia Sparrow.

To RSVP please contact Chelsea Haberlin at info@Itsazoo.org.
Salmon dinner will be served and cash bar available.


TOWN CHOIR
by Theatre Replacement
Presented with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
February 5th @ 12noon
Vancouver Public Library Central Branch Atrium

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In a fixed location, writers type out observations of the world unfolding around them. In that same moment, a town choir receives these observations via a large screen. The choir then sings these observations to the public. Drawing on patterns of relaying information that mirror Twitter or Facebook, Town Choir treats everyday considerations as the news. Intimate and minute details are transmitted through the ether, and then filtered through the live body in an epic choral declaration.

Town Choir is the Vancouver iteration of Theatre Replacement’s Town Criers project, a continuing series of site-oriented performances that are built through partnerships with an artist or company and a festival or venue in any given location. Town Criers was first presented at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts (Burnaby) in 2016, and has toured to the Magnetic North Theatre Festival in Whitehorse (June 2016) and Everybody’s Spectacular and A! Festivals in Iceland (Reykjavik and Akureyri). Next, the project will be touring to the Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival in Ireland (September 2017), where we will again be presenting another choir iteration, in partnership with the Dublin-based vocal ensemble, Tonnta.

Directed by: Maiko Yamamoto and James Long
Performed by: The Vancouver Youth Choir, conducted by Robbie Blake.
Vancouver Youth Choir Artistic Director: Carrie Tennant
Vancouver Youth Choir Interim Choir Director: Carrie Taylor
Composer: Robbie Blake
Writers: Kim Barlow, Christine Fellows, Raghu Lokanathan and Radwan Ghazi Moumneh
Multimedia Design & Operation: Remy Siu
Technical Direction: Carey Dodge

Community Partners: Westbank, Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre and Vancouver Public Library

This is a free, public performance and can accommodate ticketed audience as well as walk up audience during the show. Town Choir is also being presented on January 22nd at the Woodward’s Atrium and January 29th at Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre. All shows at noon.

For more information or to bookings please contact Dani Fecko of Fascinator Management at dani@fascinatormanagement.com.