A mountain of wool turns into a cloud. A stream of thread becomes a song and slowly leaks out a bucket. Morning rises on a curtain, pushes our gaze to the end of the world, until the sun finally sets on our laps. Between Two Rocks draws from dance, visual art, theatre, and handcraft to transform the horizon of the theatre, pull inside out, and turn rightside down. This new work mixes moments of humour, tension, and geologic meditation, asking what compels us to journey into the unknown and how we change in the process.Taking inspiration from Norse folktale "East of the Sun and West of the Moon", a team of performers animate the stage using movement, words, and piles of fleece in a piece where scenographic performance is central. The encounter between traditional folk art and live performance, written story and oral telling, feminine and masculine, animal and human, merge in this sensory trip to the edge.
Macromatter takes things seriously, but not too. Under this moniker, multidisciplinary maker and insatiable tinkerer Robert Leveroos creates scenographically-driven work incorporating live art, animation, and handmade objects. Macromatter aims to strike imaginations and skew perceptions by exploring worlds where weight is given to the minute, the understated, and overlooked to uncover something recognizably human. With a flexible collective of interdisciplinary artists, Macromatter creates original performances and collaborates in processes that encourage curiosity, discovery, and play. At World Stage Design, Macromatter is: Elysse Cheadle, Elliot Vaughan, Pascal Reiners, Paula Viitanen, Gordon Havelaar, Kyla Gardiner, and Robert Leveroos.
Direction/Scenography: Robert Leveroos
Performers/Creators: Elysse Cheadle, Elliot Vaughan, Gordon Havelaar, Pascal Reiners
Dramaturgy: Julie Hammond
Text: Maria Tryti Vennerød
Lighting: Kyla Gardiner
Sound: Ben Wylie
Costumes: Lukas Engelhardt
Technical Direction: Paula Viitanen
Voice: Maria Tryti Vennerød
Towards Another Land composed by Elliot Vaughan, lyrics by Maria Tryti Vennerød
Photo Credit: Lukas Engelhardt