Choreography: Lisa Gelley and Josh Martin
Looping is a durational installation by Company 605 deriving from the concepts of their ensemble work Loop, Lull which premiered at the 2019 Push International Performing Arts Festival. A rotating cast of 15 performers trade in and out of a repeating improvised looping score, an evolving conversation with no beginning and no end. In this shared practice of attention, they are working on recognizing and responding to the emergence of change, continuously tracking themselves in relation to one another. It is a simultaneous doing and undoing, with each repetition being a slight revision, erasing pieces of what has come before while successively building a way forward. 605's Looping is a complex test of endurance and our capacity for adaptation, imagining new ways to be together through instability.
DIRECTION Lisa Gelley and Josh Martin | PERFORMERS / COLLABORATORS Brandon Alley, Laura Avery, Jade Chong, Kate Franklin, Francesca Frewer, Bynh Ho, Josh Martin, Kylie Miller, James-Amzin Nahirnick, Jamie Robinson, Zahra Shahab, Avery Smith, Jessica Wilkie, Sophia Wolfe | LIVE ORIGINAL SOUND Matt Tomkinson | LIGHTING CONSULTANT James Proudfoot | CREATIVE CONTRIBUTOR Maiko Yamamoto
Funders and Supporters:
Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council, Province of BC, City of Vancouver