Macromatter (Canada) Presented with Vancouver International Children’s Festival
Small in scale but vast in its implications, High Water is a testament to human creativity as well as a shrewd commentary on its dangers.
PRESENTED WITH VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL
In this playful, resourceful performance, one solitary soul uses consumer products to build entire worlds inside a fish tank, working on the spot against a rising horizon of water. Rockets, cityscapes, satellites and more are created from the interaction of aqua and everyday objects; audiences may never look at clothespins, CDs or turkey basters the same way again. The tank works as an H2O hourglass: as it steadily, inexorably fills, spectators witness an abundance of transformation and destruction, much of which has an eerily familiar feel to it…
Small in scale but vast in its implications, High Water is a testament to human creativity as well as a shrewd commentary on its dangers. Comedic, suspenseful and beautifully executed, it’s a work that asks for our concentration and rewards it amply—the colour, the choreography and the sheer poetry are a thrill for children and adults alike.
Note: Limited seats available Feb 3 – 5. Book early to avoid disappointment.
In presenting the works of Robert Leveroos and his collaborators, Macromatter mixes live performance, rich visual design, animation and more; the result is genre-defying, intensely physical theatrical art. Macromatter has wowed audiences of all ages at festivals in North America, Europe and Asia.
1398 Cartwright St, Vancouver
February 1–2, 11AM, 4PM
February 3–4, 10AM, 12:30PM
February 5, 6PM
Post-Show Talkback: Feb 2, 4pm
52 mins, no intermission
Single tickets from $26 (Discount child tickets also available)
Or call 604.449.6000
Content Note: Includes flashing lights
Informational Vlog in ASL
CREATOR, PERFORMER Robert Leveroos CO-CREATOR, DIRECTOR Elysse Cheadle SOUND DESIGNER Nancy Tam LIGHTING DESIGNER Jonathan Kim MOVEMENT CONSULTANT Vanessa Goodman DRAMATURG Kathleen Flaherty TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Kris Boyd
DEVELOPED in partnership with Presentation House Theatre with Playwrights Theatre Centre’s dramaturgical support. SUPPORTED BY the Canada Council for the Arts, The British Columbia Arts Council.