ConcussionStacey Horton- Part of Dance Victoria's Dance Days
January 26 • Saturday • 2:00 pm*
* This 2pm performance is part of Rough Cuts and will include a post-show Artist Discussion.
January 24 • Thursday • 7:00 pm
January 25 • Friday • 7:00 pm
January 26 • Saturday • 7:00 pm
Intrepid Theatre Club | Suggested donation $15 (at the door)
Choreographer: Stacey Horton, Victoria
Performers: Stacey Horton, David Parfit
Creative Team: Catherine Hahn (Designer); Kevin Kerr (Writer) and David Parfit (Sound/Tonal Designer)
Inspired and informed by Horton’s personal experience, Concussion uses dance, music and voice to evoke the disorienting, frightening experience of coping with multiple concussions. Ping pong balls scatter around the stage, representing disparate memories, and anyone whose life has been touched by concussion—or indeed by brain conditions such as dementia, stroke, or traumatic brain injuries—will relate to this nuanced, at times humorous, and always-honest tale of memory, loss, trauma, making connections, and accepting change.
Concussion was graciously supported by Dance Victoria’s 2018 Chrystal Dance Award, and premiered in Berlin in August 2018 at ada studio.
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Stacey Horton- Dance Artist
Stacey Horton has been creating dances for over 20 years. A graduate in Dance and Theatre from Simon Fraser University, Stacey has a multi-disciplinary approach to making and performing original works. She has worked with musicians, film makers, actors, poets, and Olympic divers. Horton is the winner of Dance Victoria’s 2018 Chrystal Dance Prize for Independent Artists. Her current work, Concussion, will be workshopped and presented in Berlin in August 2018 at ada Studios. Also supported by Dance Victoria’s LOLA Projects, Horton has been mentored by Emily Molnar, Joe Laughlin, Day Helesic, Jennifer Mascall and most recently Berlin’s Gabi Beier. Horton’s work has been presented in Western Canada and Seattle by Dancing on the Edge, Gambling Soles Productions, Calgary’s Dance Explosions, Seattle’s Under Construction Series, and in Victoria by Bounce, Suddenly Dance Theatre and Dance Victoria. As well, her dance films Self Storage and Hazina have screened in film festivals in Canada, the USA, Australia and Canary Islands. Stacey performs as a member of the triPOD Dance Collective and as an independent artist working and living on the Lekwungen territory in Victoria BC.
Catherine Hahn- Costume and Set Designer
Catherine has designed sets and costumes, masks and reveries, for theatre, dance, film and television, for almost 40 years. Her early work with The Royal Canadian Aerial Theatre and the Caravan Stage Company, and subsequently Vancouver’s Public Dreams, the Caravan Farm Theatre, Bread and Puppet, Mortal Coil Performance, Vancouver Children’s Festival, the National Arts Centre, and three international World’s Fairs—have earned her a reputation as a specialist in outdoor theatre and parade costumes. In the dance community she has designed for Conrad Alexandrovich, Judith Marcuse, Karen Jamieson and Jennifer Mascall. Most recently she headed up the design team for Theatre Columbus’ series of outdoor Winter shows at the Evergreen Brickworks in Toronto, garnering three Dora nominations, designed The Rez Sisters at the Belfry and designed and built the puppets for Jacob Richmond’s Tragical Comedy of Punch and Judy at the Caravan.
David Parfit – Sound Composer
David is an independent composer, multimedia artist, and sound engineer. After earning a B.S. in computer science from the University of Montana and a M.M. in music technology from New York University, he moved to Victoria to work on the award-winning documentary Saving Luna (released theatrically in Canada in 2008-9 and later titled The Whale and released theatrically in the U.S. in 2011). Since then, he’s scored and mixed dozens of films, TV shows, and advertisements for broadcast around the world (BBC, CBC, ABC, PBS, ESPN, France 2, Rialto 25 and many others). In addition, he collaborates with Scott Amos to produce interactive art installations as Monkey C Interactive. The most recent of these, the Musical Railings, is installed and operating 24 hours a day in Victoria, B.C. As a sound artist, David’s works have been performed in concert halls from New Zealand to New York to Montana, and recently as part of Trimpin’s Victoria exhibit, CanonX+4:33=100. David finds his inspiration while fly fishing and backpacking in the mountains and on the wild B.C. coast.
Kevin Kerr- Dramaturg
Kevin studied theatre at UBC and acting at Vancouver’s Studio 58. In 1996 he co-founded Vancouver’s Electric Company Theatre with his Studio 58 colleagues Kim Collier, Jonathon Young, and David Hudgins. Since then he has worked with Electric Company as a writer, actor and director as well as serving as co-Artistic Director, Artistic Director and currently Artistic Associate. His work with Electric Company emphasizes spectacular physical and visual imagery, cinematic vocabulary, and the quest for authentic connection in an accelerated culture. The company’s work has been seen on the major stages across Canada as well as to theatres in the USA and UK. In 2002, Kevin received the Governor General’s Literary Award for his play Unity (1918). He is also a four-time recipient of the Jessie Award for Outstanding Original Script. Recent Work includes You Are Very Star (Electric Company), Circa 1948, a Virtual Reality Interactive Installation by Stan Douglas and produced by the NFB, and the Night’s Mare (Caravan Farm Theatre). Kevin teaches playwriting and screenwriting at the University of Victoria’s Department of Writing.
Intrepid Theatre Club
2-1609 Blanshard Street,
Victoria, BC V8W 2J5
Phone: (250) 383-2663