Macromatter (Canada) Presented with Vancouver International Children’s Festival

High Water

Feb 1–5

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Photo: ©Ash Tanasiychuk
High Water performance man reaching into glass tank

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.

High Water
High Water performance man reaching into glass tank
Photo: ©Ash Tanasiychuk
High Water performance man reaching into glass tank
Photo: ©Ash Tanasiychuk
High Water performance man reaching into glass tank
Photo: ©Ash Tanasiychuk

Venue

1398 Cartwright St, Vancouver

When

February 1–2
February 3–4
February 5
Post-Show Talkback: Feb 2, 4pm
52 mins, no intermission

11AM, 4PM
10AM, 12:30PM
6PM

Tickets

Single tickets from $15.50
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Visual Performance Introduction Available More Info

Content Note: Includes flashing lights.

Credits

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.

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