In this new experimental dance work, 605 Collective has commissioned Theatre Replacement to collaborate with their extraordinary team of dance artists. Together they will build an immersive performance experience that pushes both companies into new territories. Exploring concepts surrounding various sensory phenomena, the artists will transform The Cultch into a space where ideas around proximity and interactivity are both carved and exaggerated in pursuit of real, tangible connections. In this environment, the audience is mobile throughout a large part of the show — placed inside of the action. Merging 605 Collective’s high-powered physicality and Theatre Replacement’s unique theatre-making methodologies, this mash-up is sure to result in a compelling, immediate, and unexpected performance.
The Sensationalists is created by Josh Martin, Lisa Gelley, Laura Avery, Walter Kubanek, Jane Osborne and Lexi Vajda with Sound Design by Gabriel Saloman, Lighting Design by James Proudfoot and Costumes by Leah Weinstein. Directed by Maiko Yamamoto.
May 12 – 16, 2015, 8pm
The Cultch Historic Theatre
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About 605 Collective: Led by artistic co-directors Lisa Gelley and Josh Martin, 605 Collective is a Vancouver-based dance company dedicated to producing new dance work through a shared creative process. As part of a new generation of creators inspired by the exchange between urban and contemporary forms, 605 places emphasis on movement innovation and physically demanding works, valuing collaboration as an essential tool for new directions in dance. The company aims to offer a highly athletic art form derived from the human experience, exploring new paths and creative methods to build powerful and engaging performances. The collective creates by using one another as the canvas for their ideas and visions, inviting in different artists with each new project. Through constant collaboration with all involved artists and performers, 605 continues to push into new territories to awaken a fresh and ever-evolving aesthetic.
Photos by David Cooper