Does creativity feed on limits? Following three sold-out iterations of HIVE, Vancouver’s Progress Lab network of indie theatremakers comes together to test that theory.
Inspired in part by The Five Obstructions by Jorgen Leth and Lars Von Trier, the core artists of each participating company submit, a few at a time and under a cold spotlight, to a list of obstructions delivered by a shadowy emcee. The companies are then commanded to create their next production around those limitations. The obstructions for each company have been developed in secret by their peers — a custom-designed set of obstacles that will prompt each artist to adapt to a new approach to making theatre. Form, place, style, theme, design, period, story — Obstructions spills out the artist’s bag of tricks and kicks them out of reach.
All Obstructions are now complete. Click the link below for more info on the series. www.progresslab.ca