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Curator’s Note: Welcome to Incoming
Welcome to our newest festival; it’s an ambitious undertaking.
Incoming Festival is a festival of premieres: every single show is a premiere, whether it’s a world premiere like the soft spaces, a Victoria premiere like New Tricks, or a testing ground for new ideas building to a full premiere in the Emerging Artist Cabaret.
I am thrilled to share the work of some of the country’s most electrifying artists who are making bold, intriguing, and vital new work, alongside remarkable home-grown work from local artists. Some of the artists you’ll recognize (like Metis performer Rebecca Hass and Impulse Theatre’s Andrew Barrett & Stewart Legere), and some are making their Intrepid debut and are bound to become new favourites (like renowned Canadian dancer/choreographer Christopher House and BC performance artist Shayna Jones). There is so much to choose from, and I encourage you to see as much as you can. Push your boundaries with a new performance style, or see multiple short works in one evening with one of the cabarets.
Through the new Incoming Festival, and with our presentation partners, it is my hope that every Spring Victoria becomes a hotbed and a springboard for new work and new ideas from near and far, that are ready to meet adventurous audiences—that’s YOU! See you around the festival for 4 weeks of brand new theatre this spring. Try something new with us.
– Sean Guist, Artistic Director