Graveyards and Gardens
THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2021 & FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2021
LIVESTREAM | 4:30 PM & 7:30PM (PST)
An artist talkback will take place on Thursday, January 28 at 8:30 p.m. PST, following the second performance of Graveyards and Gardens, facilitated by Peter Dickinson. Everyone is welcome to attend!
Caroline Shaw, composer & recorded sound
Vanessa Goodman, choreographer
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Each live performance will be broadcast in 1080p high-definition video.
Livestream links will be sent on the day of your performance.
Graveyards and Gardens
With this work, Vanessa Goodman and Caroline Shaw offer many pleasures, but two are of special note. Firstly, there is the chance to see a visual and sonic album emerge before one’s eyes: what these two artists make will live on, and this live-streamed genesis is, among other things, a powerful display of the creative process.
The second pleasure is a unique, revelatory melding of movement and sound. In Graveyards and Gardens, what is heard and what is seen do not merely complement each other, as they might in a more conventional dance performance; instead, they are fused in such a way as to make their effects seem indistinguishable.
The performance takes place among 400 feet of orange sound cables and an arrangement of plants—nature and technology being another synthesis the artists explore. Things begin with a long passage featuring an array of sounds—some come from tape decks, some from a record player, some from old Edison wax recordings.
This auditory wash slowly diminishes until only one part is left; the energy then shifts, and dance mixes with music until they become one. Entrancing, enveloping, and ultimately liberating in its innovations, this is experiential art at its best.
When Vanessa performs Graveyards and Gardens live from the ANNEX, you’ll discover unique details and perspectives through an immersive, multi-camera, 1080p high-definition real-time broadcast.
For an enhanced audio experience, please use headphones.
Caroline Shaw, Creator & Performer
Vanessa Goodman, Creator & Performer
James Proudfoot, Lighting Designer
Kate de Lorme & Eric Chad, Sound Designers
Taylor Janzen, Production Manager
Co-produced by Vanessa Goodman & Caroline Shaw
Presented by Music on Main as a PuSh Partner presentation.
Co-commissioning partners Music on Main and The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Created with the generous support from 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, and CCOV.
This presentation has received generous support from:
Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA), Jim and Lisa Peers, David Cousins, and an anonymous sponsor.
Music on Main’s 15th Season celebrates the outstanding artists, communities, and music we’ve experienced together over the years. Listening together has always been our deepest purpose, and continues to drive all that we do, especially in challenging times like these.