CLOSER is inspired by both empowered and oppressive experiences of women. The work points to some level of progress through the performers determined presence, and yet this progress is incomplete and continuously at risk. This project uses forward motion and depth of field to explore concepts around solidarity, justness, the feminization of space, and a myriad of related experiences from resilience, vulnerability, protection, radiance, anger and exhaustion.
Moving together, intentionally, forward and in numbers, the work asks that we look closer at ourselves, each other, truth, change, and in turn action. It calls for equity in our public and private spaces, so that all women can be safe, empowered and can shine in the spaces they inhabit.
At this time in the pandemic, what does it mean to be closer? How CLOSE can we be? To ourselves and each other. What are our boundaries and our needs for both connection and protection? CLOSER employs movement as a tool for engagement, connection, and clear seeing. Looking closer. Not looking away. Together.
Jenn Goodwin: Creator, Co-Choreographer; Sarah Doucet: Co-Choreographer; Anita Nittoly, Danah Rosales, Esie Mensah, Francesca Chudnoff, Jenn Goodwin, Kate Nakervis, Carina Reeves & Sarah Shugarman: Performers; Sarah Shugarman and Carina Reeves: Music; Sarah Doucet: Rehearsal Direction, Costume Design; Briana Brown: Artistic Producer
Please note the box office check in for this performance is located at The Theatre Centre. The audience will be escorted to the secret outdoor location nearby.
Visual Story for this location is available on our Accessibility Page.
Part of the Public Works programming – bringing artists and audiences together in the public sphere to experience our city in new ways.