8ROJO Presents AFTER
8ROJO is a Calgary-based, award-winning visual performance ensemble. The group has developed a unique style with its interdisciplinary performances for intimate spaces, which combine imaginative artistry and innovative creations.
8ROJO last performed in Calgary in 2012. Since then, the ensemble has focused on building an international presence. 8ROJO has performed to great acclaim from audiences and critics alike, in places such as Mexico (Mexico City), Czech Republic (Prague), Sweden (Stockholm), France (Paris), and Taiwan (Taipei).
8ROJO is proud to return to Calgary, presenting the dark visual performance After. The world premiere of After played to sold out houses and audience acclaim in Taipei, Taiwan, in August, 2018.
Surrounded by dark circumstances on a night of December, 1915, Ana María Cires drank a fatal dose of mercury chloride; a substance used to enhance photographic processing. The poison did not kill her instantly, and she endured terrible hallucinations for seven nights before dying.
Ana María was married to one of Latin America's most celebrated horror writers, Horacio Quiroga (Uruguay, 1878 - 1937). Ana Maria and Horacio's obscure relationship had triggered a curse in their lives; one which extended to their immediate family and those who were close to them for decades to come.
After is a non-verbal, visual performance fused with theatre of objects based on these true events. The creation explores the different theories behind Ana María's mysterious death.
In After, Ana María's spirit is confronted with macabre narratives based on her last moments; sinister visions which unfolded just like the horrifying stories that were written by her side.
After is an experience for 5 audience members at a time.
Tickets are available from September 17 by visiting https://8rojoafter.bpt.me or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-300
Ticket prices are $25 for Adults and $20 for Students / Seniors
The show runs from October 18 - 27, 2018, at the Lantern Community Church (1401 10Ave SE)
Performances are at multiple times throughout these dates, to accommodate as many audience members as possible. Full schedule at https://8rojoafter.bpt.me
There is no performance on October 22 and 23.