Vanessa Goodman / Action at a Distance & Caroline Shaw

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Vanessa Goodman / Action at a Distance & Caroline Shaw CA


Caroline Shaw & Vanessa Goodman

Graveyards and Gardens

  • 3 September
    11:00 – 14:50
  • Balletthaus der Deutschen Oper am Rhein | Balletthaus
  • Canada Programme

  • Wheelchair Access Impaired mobility
  • Total duration: 230min
  • Exhibition Space: 56
    Canada Council for the Arts

Graveyards and Gardens

Choreography: Caroline Shaw & Vanessa Goodman

Graveyards and Gardens is a collaborative performance installation conceived, created and performed by composer Caroline Shaw and choreographer Vanessa Goodman. The work examines memory as a process of reconstruction rather than an exact recall of fixed events, embracing the various elaborations, distortions, and omissions. Vanessa Goodman is attracted to art that has a weight and meaning beyond the purely aesthetic and uses her choreography as an opportunity to explore the human condition.

Artistic Crew / Team:
CREATED AND PERFORMED BY Caroline Shaw and Vanessa Goodman | LIGHTING DESIGN James Proudfoot | AUDIO DESIGN Eric Chad, Kate De Lorme

Co-Producers:
Co-commissioned by Music on Main and EMPAC

Funders and Supporters:
The Canada Council for the Arts, British Columbia Arts Council, Lēna, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Action at a Distance, SFU Woodwards, The Scotiabank Dance Centre, PuSh Festival and CCOV.
The presentation of the Canadian dance field at internationale tanzmesse nrw is funded by the Canada Council of the Arts and the Governemt of Canada.

Graveyards and Gardens