Music by James Bunton
For : Anandam Dancetheatre
Credits : Composed, performed, engineered, mixed.
Toronto, ON - Theatre Passe Muraille (December 2015)
Brandy Leary (Anandam Dancetheatre)
Seismology is a visceral, interdisciplinary journey into our experiences of environmental decline.
Memory loss, melting, fault lines, extreme opposites, seismic waves, little earth quakes, drilling, ropes and ice set the stage for Anandam Dancetheatre’s newest performance. Working in the spaces of radical hope and imaginary landscapes, we invite you into the intimate world of Seismology.
Seismology is a performance collaboration between Choreographer Brandy Leary, Sonic Artist/Composer James Bunton, Visual/Video Artist Eamon Mac Mahon, Dramaturge Soraya Peerbaye, LX Designer Siobhan Sleath and dance/circus artists Amy Hampton, Ryan Lee, Marie France Forcier, Scott Waters, Michael Caldwell and Louis Laberge-Côté and has been supported by a creation process involving Anandam Dancetheatre's inaugural AIR (Audience in Residence) initiative.
Anandam creates live performances that explore the body as a curious and shifting filter for diverse viewpoints and practices. Performances are created from dissonant sources in alternative spaces or re-visioned traditional ones, and the aesthetic interest is polycultural.
The BUZZ Program opens a two-way conversation between artists and their biggest ally, you, the audience. It is a low-tech presentation of all or part of a new play, which puts the play development process in front of the audience, utilizing your reaction as an integral part of this development. Afterward, the artists ask you specific questions about their play. We then give you the tools for a mediated discussion about the play, with the artists. PWYC at the door!