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VIOLETTE

Showing on Jan 26–Jan 30

Playing at Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre

Joe Jack et John (Canada)

Violette has a story to tell. This site-specific work brings viewers one by one into her private realm; it’s an experience that mixes live theatre and Virtual Reality, making use of both physical immediacy and digital world-building. The journey begins with a welcome from Violette; you are invited into her apartment and encouraged to peruse it freely. Then comes the dive into VR: donning a headset, you enter a 360° recreation of the dwelling, where a dark, fantastical tale will unfold… 

In its rich sensory envelopment, VIOLETTE has the power to transport; as a moral statement, it has the power to transform. The work may tell the story of one woman on the margins of society, but it echoes far and wide in its implications, and the VR setting serves to create a powerful empathy. This digitally conjured world is realistic enough to convince, magical enough to enchant, and dark enough to serve as a shadowy likeness of our own shared reality.

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Artist Bio

Joe Jack et John (Canada)

Joe Jack et John works across a range of disciplines; the group’s productions have used video, dance, the spoken word, and more to address urgent social issues and promote diversity. Théâtre la Seizième is the most prominent Francophone theatre company in BC. Each year it offers mainstage productions, presentations for youth, and more, including training and development programs.  

Venue

Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre

181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver

Showtimes

  • January 26 at 5-9
  • January 27 at 5-9
  • January 28 at 5-9
  • January 29 at 12-8:30
  • January 30 at 10-6

Content Advisory

This work addresses sexual violence and other abuses that women with disabilities may experience, but there are no graphic scenes of those acts in the video. For health and safety reasons the use of virtual reality headsets is strictly reserved for patrons ages 13+.

Additional restrictions apply to patrons with certain health conditions. Please take the time to carefully review the health and content warnings prior to your visit.

Tickets

Single Tickets: $25

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Access

Available with English Captions

This show is Extra Live, every performance is a Relaxed Performance.

The visual story will be available in January. You will be able to download it right here.

Credits

PRODUCTION Joe Jack et John ORIGINAL CONCEPT/DESIGNER/DIRECTOR Catherine Bourgeois TEXT Amélie Dumoulin CAST Stephanie Boghen, Tamara Brown and Anne Tremblay SOUND DESIGNERS Éric Forget COSTUME DESIGNER Amy Keith SET DESIGN ASSISTANTS Noémie Avidar and Alizée Millot DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY/VFX SUPERVISOR Sébastien Gros COMPOSITING/ANIMATION Geneviève Coulombe DEVELOPER Peter Wilkinson EDITOR Martin Morissette INTEGRATION / VR EXPERIENCE CONSULTANT UNLTD inc. TRANSLATION Leanna Brodie TECHNICAL DIRECTION Brandon Hepworth REHEARSAL AND STAGE MANAGER Lorie Ganley PRODUCTION COORDINATION Pénélope Bourque SET BUILDING Gauvin Fabrique

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