An enchanting choreography of space, memory and the body, in several times weaves movements, sounds and scents from the stories held within us.
in several times
“The word that best describes in several times is intertwingle— A verb, meaning to interconnect or interrelate in a deep and complex way.” - Ella Adkins, SAD Mag. 2019
How does the body remember? How does space hold memory? An enchanting choreography of space, memory and the body, in several times weaves movements, sounds and scents from the stories held within us. An ever-evolving concert, enveloped in wafts of fresh dill and lemon, takes us on a hypnotic journey through times both past and present.
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 first version of this work (2017) was developed with the creative input of five performers, two sound designers and a lighting designer. Presented in traverse arrangement, with two different sound spaces at either end of the corridor, the performance surrounded the viewer bringing them into the collective act and embodiment of remembering, recalling and sensing. This version was presented by the School for the Contemporary Arts at SFU, in partial fulfillment of the degree of Masters of Fine Arts.
The second version of this work (2019) was created from the memory of the first. Developed with the collaboration of Marc Arboleda, Matthew Ariaratnam, Kayla De Vos & Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien. It was premiered at the 2019 Vancouver Fringe Festival at The Cultch in Vancouver BC, September 2019.
Credits Version One (2017) Direction/Choreography: Linnea Gwiazda Performers/Collaborators: Marc Arboleda, Kayla De Vos, 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
CREDITS Version two (2019) Direction/Choreography: Linnea Gwiazda Performers/Collaborators: Marc Arboleda, Kayla De VoS & Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien. Composition/Sound Design: Matthew Ariaratnam Production Management/Stage management: Cory Thibert Sound Recording: Matthew Ariaratnam & Mirosław Gwiazda Spoken Text: Marc Arboleda, Kayla De Vos, Linnea Gwiazda & Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien Produced by: O Albatross
Photography: Diane Smithers
RUN TIME: 60 mins - No intermission
Accessibility: This show is primarily movement based, visual and engages scent. There will be the scent of lemon and dill within the performance space. There is a soundscape and musical composition throughout the piece which includes sound recorded on site in forests both in Quebec and British Columbia. Other sound is mixed live from objects within the stage environment. There are a few portions of spoken text in the show. For information on the spoken text please contact us, contact details below:
For any questions, booking information & tech rider please contact Linnea & Cory at: firstname.lastname@example.org Please see: EPK , SAD Mag Review
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.