Salvador Dalí-Inspired Interactive Performance Makes Its Calgary Debut As Part Of Beakerhead 2019
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 has focused on building an international presence for the last few years. 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 visual performance: The Lost Hours.
Based on the childhood memoirs of Salvador Dalí and his sister Ana María, 'The Lost Hours' is an installation performance simulating a dark ride for a single audience member at a time. The performance features visuals in motion based on Dalí's theories of space and dimension, involving the audience in a unique interactive environment.
'The Lost Hours' combines performance art, mask work, and physical theatre to portray the vibrancy reflected within our early childhood moments. A fantastical plea to the ticking clock of life where all of the audience's senses are challenged in order to internalize the experience. A reawakening to moments when time was our best friend, when an afternoon playing could last as long as we desired. Then to face our ultimate challenge: watching the extinction of our innocence fading into the inevitable.
'The Lost Hours' makes its Calgary premiere after receiving the 'Innovation in Performance' award at the 2016 STOFF Festival in Stockholm, Sweden, 'The Lost Hours' represented Canada at the 2ème Biennale of Mime and Gesture in Paris, France, in 2017.
Performed by the 8ROJO ensemble: Norma Lewis, Elan Pratt, Marcy Rogers, and Patrick Quinn - additional casting to be announced at a later date. Created by Javier Vilalta and 8ROJO. Music and soundscape by Kristin Eveleigh.
ONLY ONE AUDIENCE MEMBER AT A TIME - Each performance is approximately 15 mins. long.
Performances at Arts Commons, Motel Theatre (205 8th Avenue S.E.)
September 12-15, 2019 and as part of Beakerhead 2019 from September 18-22, 2019.
All tickets are $17.50 (including taxes and fees) at artscommons.com or by calling the Arts Commons box office 403-294-9494.
Performances are at multiple times throughout these dates, to accommodate as many audience members as possible. Please visit the ticket link for the complete schedule.
There are no performances on September 16 and 17.