• Performances

Fragile Forms

Showing on February 2–7, 2019

Playing at Anvil Theatre




Inspired by world-renowned Finnish theorist and architect Juhani Pallasmaa’s writings on architecture and the sensing body, MACHiNENOiSY’s most ambitious work to date is a site-specific, 360-degree contemporary dance performance tailored specifically for New Westminster’s iconic Anvil Centre. This adventurous piece brings together architecture; sound, visual and lighting design; and a team of extraordinary dancers from both Canada and Finland—all to stunning effect.

[A]lways adventurous and ever-experimenting… —Peter Dickinson, Performance, Place, and Politics

Audience members accompany the artists as the performance moves between various locations throughout the Centre. As the piece unfolds, it evolves into an interplay between the architecture and one’s embodied perception of it. The sensorial, social and political aspects of the space intermingle to redefine the performers, the audience and the place itself. The result is a revelatory dance experience—immersive, radical and utterly unique.

PLEASE NOTE: The PuSh Program Guide listed the start times incorrectly as 6:30pm and 8pm, they are in fact, 6:00pm and 8:30pm, as listed below and on the Anvil Centre’s website, where you will ultimately purchase your tickets.

Artist Bio


MACHiNENOiSY is a dance company that transcends traditional notions of the art form. Artistic Directors Delia Brett and Daelik bring their shared interests in theatre, art and postmodernism to bear on all of their work, which has been presented throughout Canada as well as in Germany, Australia, Belgium, France, Greece and the US. The group performed their piece Time Machine at PuSh 2015.


Anvil Theatre

777 Columbia Street, New Westminster

NOTE: Following artists through the Anvil Centre, including up stairs, is part of this performance and as such it is not wheelchair accessible.


February 2-7
60 minutes, no intermission

6:00 PM, 8:30PM


Single tickets $29
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Not available on the PuSh Pass


CHOREOGRAPHERS, DIRECTORS Delia Brett and Daelik DANCER COLLABORATORS Maria Autio, Minna Karttunen, Kelly McInnes, Diego Romero, Olivia Shaffer, Rianne Svelnis, Lexi Vajda STAGE MANAGER Kanon Hewitt SOUND ARTIST Nancy Tam VISUAL ARTIST, DESIGNER Natalie Purschwitz LIGHTING DESIGNER Conor Moore ARCHITECTURAL COLLABORATORS Peeroj Thakre and Henning Knoetzele ARCHITECT, AUTHOR CONSULTANT Juhani Pallasmaa  SUPPORTED BY City of Vancouver, Canada Council for the Arts CO-PRESENTED WITH Jessica Schneider, Programmer, Anvil Theatre IN KIND SUPPORT Anvil Centre