Company 605 and Theatre Replacement team up to bring you a new experimental dance creation. In this cross-disciplinary collaboration, the artists explore concepts surrounding various sensory phenomena, transforming The Cultch Historic Theatre to play with proximity and interactivity in an immersive performance space, with the audience mobile throughout a large part of the show–placed inside of the action. Merging 605’s high-powered physicality and T/R’s unique theatre-making methodologies, this mash-up changes the relationship between audience and dancer, resulting 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
About Company 605: 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
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