Phantasmagoria

Phantasmagoria
Company
NEAR&FAR Projects
Creator
NEAR&FAR Projects
Runtime
60 minutes

Two partners. They struggle to remember who they were before the first flush of love took hold. When an amorphous collective, deemed "The Void", encounters the pair in liminal spaces, each partner faces their individual identity. This contemporary dance experience offers a vignette of all that can be lost and gained in love. It is NEAR&FAR Projects' chief aim to have audience members introspect; to refer to their own experience as emotional beings; to allow themselves space to feel. We invite you to join us in conversation around themes of spirituality, identity and emotional connection.


Credits

Choreographer
Tavia Christina
Producer
Bri Clarke
Composer
Brayden Krueger
Stage Manager
Olivia Seward
Cast
Frédérique Perron
Elvina Raharja
Eilish Shin-Culhane
Barbara Simms
Eleanor van Veen
Evan Webb

More about the show experience

This show will have a late call.

 

Performances

  Date Time
7th July 9:45pm  
9th July 6:45pm  
11th July 3:45pm  
12th July 7:30pm  

Venue

4 : Al Green Theatre

750 Spadina Ave
Toronto
Ontario
M5S 2J2

Access

Level of Physical Access
Accessible

Covid-19 policy

Self-screening form
No
Masks
Yes
Proof of vaccination
No

Facilities

Air Conditioned
Yes
Washrooms
Yes
Outdoors
No

Accessibility information

The ImmersX Tactile Body Immersion chair will be available for booking at the following performances: Saturday July 9th and Monday July 11th

This production will include pre-show audio notes at the start of each performance. The audio notes are also available on this webpage. In addition, you can download a Visual Story Guide created by the company by clicking the ADDITIONAL ACCESS SUPPORT DOCUMENT button below.


More about the show and company

Founded in late 2016, NFP’s initial goal was to create a platform for emerging dance/movement artists to create and perform, as the company found a lack of opportunities for emerging artists within the Toronto dance community, and created the company with the goal to push emerging art forward. Within the last six years, the company’s ambitious goals of fostering a hub of an emerging community have been on track. NFP has hosted several events that bring together various emerging artists such as: performing at events like “New Blue Dance Festival”,”Long Winter Toronto”. Creating “In A Loop” an art party held in the Distillery District, that is geared towards showcasing multidisciplinary emerging artists in a playful environment allowing artists to network, interact and creating an annual online “Web Series” where emerging artists across the globe are able to premiere contemporary digital movement-based work on our platforms. As well as premiering a debut show entitled Deimos x Phobos, the team was comprised of emerging artists including the artistic and production team. Currently, NFP’s community goals are to continue to create opportunities for emerging artists to perform, and collaborate.


Land acknowledgement


Content advice

Parental guidance advisedSexual contentAbrupt cuesAudience participation

Audience participation details

We invite the audience to join the cast in a choral humming activity at the finale of the show. They will remain seated, and our performers will guide them through simple vocalization that the audience can feel free to sing along with. As well, the audience is invited to join the cast and crew for a 10-15 minute Q&A session after our performance. We hope to engage in conversation about what the audience experienced during the show. This discussion will be based around identity, spirituality, emotional connection, and self-discovery.

Sensory description

"Phantasmagoria" is presented with the use of quick lighting changes, and abrupt/loud music. Costumes display a whimsical and gothic aesthetic. This is a movement-based performance, with no text being spoken, although the show ends with the performers engaging in humming and vocalization. We invite the audience to sing along with the dancers during this section. It can be enjoyed by audience members who are Deaf/hard of hearing. For audience members with low-vision, we will provide a Pre-Show audio description.


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