• Main Stage

City of Dreams

Showing on

Peter Reder (London)

125th Anniversary Series

January 25 – 29, 2011, 8pm
Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre



Presented with Urban Crawl

Matinee Jan 29, 4pm
Post-show talkback Jan 26, led by David Pay
Running Time 70m

Advance $32 /$28 /$26; at door $34 /$30 /$28
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Direction Peter Reder | Sound Design Tom Wallace | Lighting Design Kyla Gardiner | Stage Management Noa Anatot | Creators and Performers Michael Clague, Alexander Ferguson, Melanie Kuxdorf, Lisa Ravensbergen, Igor Santizo, Hazel Venzon, Maiko Bae Yamamoto | Technical Director Jayson Mclean | Producer Caleb Johnston


London-based theatre artist Peter Reder and sound designer Tom Wallace collaborate with Urban Crawl and local artists to bring us City of Dreams—an evocative performance piece that explores the interconnections between memory, identity and place. The central image of the work is a poetic map of the City of Vancouver made from hundreds of found objects that are assembled during the performance. This physical construction of the city is mirrored by a soundscape composed of sampled and archived audio materials, from sounds of the street to snatches of song to oral testimonies. This unique creative residency envisions Vancouver’s past and present, its real and imagined realities—a city recreated from shards of memory and myth, hopes and sufferings.

“It is unlikely that anyone could experience this beautiful event without being moved in some way.” – ABC Radio, Brisbane

Peter Reder was born in 1960 in London, where he continues to live and work. He creates intimate and thoughtful work, often based on historical sources. His work has been seen in Somerset House in London, Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, National Museum of Singapore, and Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh among others. City of Dreams has been presented in London, Germany, Singapore and Australia. peter-reder.co.uk

Presented in conjunction with City of Dreams, COUNTER MAPPING is a contemporary art exhibition curated by Caleb Johnston that animates Vancouver’s hidden histories and embodied urban narratives. It will be on display in the Roundhouse Exhibition Hall from January 18-29. It is free and open to the public. Click here to read more about Counter Mapping.

Interesting links about mapping techniques:

Critical Cartographic Resources, Notes for a People’s Atlas of Zagreb, Croatia

Stephen Walter’s Map of Liverpool, 2008-09

Christian Nold: artist, designer and educator working to develop new participatory models for communal representation.

mapping for change

World Forum for Acoustic Ecology