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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 utterly unique 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 bedroom and asked to listen to a story. 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 (Montreal)

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. Aiming to put forth a multitude of voices, Joe Jack et John work with artists across the spectrums of culture, identity, and ability, employing research and collaboration to create unique human encounters. 

Venue

Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre

181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver

Showtimes

  • January 26 at VariousTimes5-9
  • January 27 at VariousTimes5-9
  • January 28 at VariousTimes5-9
  • January 29 at VariousTimes12-8:30
  • January 30 at VariousTimes10-6

Runtime: 25 mins

Individual timed entry to the show, at 10-minute intervals.
Some performances are in English and some in French. Check showtimes.

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 in both English and French with Captions. See below.

This show is Extra Live, meaning it is always a Relaxed Performance. Please check out the Visual Story to decide if this experience is right for you.

This show will be performed in both English and French. For both experiences, captions are available. However, there is a short live component outside of the VR experience where there will not be captions. For more information, please get in touch at access@pushfestival.ca.

Visual Story for Violette (PDF): View or download in English | View or download in French
The visual story helps you prepare by explaining the whole experience with a lot of pictures.

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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