Last January I began working with Robert Leveroos as a dramaturg for his new show Between Two Rocks. Since then, we've gone sheep shearing, organized a visual script, listened to audio in Norwegian, and worked with an incredible team of performers, designers, and creators to build a show. The whole thing happens for three nights only at SFU Woodward's Studio T, September 22-24. Below is a blurb and here is the FB event.
A mountain of wool turns into a cloud. A stream of thread becomes a song and slowly leaks out a bucket. Morning rises on a curtain, pushes our gaze to the end of the world, until the sun finally sets on our laps. Between Two Rocks draws from dance, visual art, theatre, and handcraft to transform the horizon of the theatre, pull inside out, and turn rightside down. This new work mixes moments of humour, tension, and geologic meditation, asking what compels us to journey into the unknown and how we change in the process.
Taking inspiration from Norse folktale “East of the Sun and West of the Moon”, a team of performers animate the stage using movement, words, and piles of fleece. The encounter between traditional folk art and live performance, written story and oral telling, feminine and masculine, animal and human, merge in this sensory trip to the edge.
Directed by Robert Leveroos and created with performers Elliot Vaughan, Elysse Cheadle, Gordon Havelaar, Linnea Gwiazda, Pascal Reiners, dramaturg Julie Hammond, designers Kyla Gardiner, Ben Wylie, Paula Viitanen, Lukas Engelhardt, stage manager Xin Xuan Song, and writers Barbara Adler, and Maria Tryti Vennerød.