A real-time collective art installation joins a physical theatre piece and some monkey business on Granville Island in this week’s picks on Vancouver stages.
[pullquote]”The attempt to collectively envision what might come out of us feels akin to predicting what elephants and dolphins might naturally create together, knowing only that they are both mammals, have grey skin, and do not speak human language”- artists Eric Angus, Jamey Braden, Anyse Ducharme and Jessica Gnyp[/pullquote]Would you hand over your art gallery to a bunch of students? That’s exactly what Vancouver’s Satellite Gallery is doing with Extended Party Mix (Apr 16 – May 2), as it has invited four first year University of British Columbia MFA students to create an experimental, site responsive collaboration using the gallery’s exhibition spaces. The gallery will be open during for its regular gallery hours during this process to allow the public to witness and participate in the creation of the work.
Montreal’s Dynamo Théâtre comes to North Vancouver’s Presentation House Theatre with its production of I on the sky (Apr 16-18). Without words and against a backdrop of a constantly changing sky, its story of a young woman’s life leads audiences into a world of movement, imagery and music, where poetry sways reality.
Always looking for new ways in which to present its unique blend of improvisational comedy, the Vancouver TheatreSports League is going bananas with Gorilla Theatre (Apr 17 – May 31) in which five improvisers take turns directing the other performers in various scenes. And while it might sound vaguely familiar, when you add bananas as rewards you just never know what might happen by the end of the night.