in several times is a choreography of space, memory and the body. Developed from personal stories, family history and nostalgic association, the work aims to create a place in which several times and environments can be remembered and acknowledged simultaneously. The process of creating this work began with a trip to spaces that held significance to my family, searching for traces of the past in the present, and the recollection of senses that connect my body to these spaces and my history. The work has been developed with the creative input offive performers, two sound designers and a lighting designer who meet in an ever evolving concert, enveloped in wafts of fresh dill and lemon. Presented in traverse arrangement, with two different sound spaces at either end of the corridor, the performance surrounds the viewer bringing them into the collective act and embodiment of remembering, recalling and sensing.
Direction/Choreography: Linnea Gwiazda Performers/Collaborators: Marc Arboleda, Kayla DeVos, Gordon Havelaar, Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien & Charlotte Priest Composition/Sound Design: Matthew Ariaratnam Sound Design/Sound Operation: Colin Williscroft Lighting Design: Gillian Hanemayer Production Management: Taylor Janzen Stage Management: Parmida Saeidian Lighting Operation: Margery Liu Sound Recording: Matthew Ariaratnam & Mirosław Gwiazda Spoken Text: Marc Arboleda, Kayla DeVos & Charlotte Priest Photography/Documentation: Cory ThiberT & Emily Bayrock
Vancouver BC, 2017.
in several times has been created and was presented on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the Xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations. September 14th-16th, 2017 | 8:00pm | Studio T | Simon Fraser University | Goldcorp Centre for the Arts | 149 West Hastings Street This production was presented by the School for the Contemporary Arts at SFU, in partial fulfillment of the degree of Masters of Fine Arts.