unceded Coast Salish Territories/Vancouver Action at a Distance: Caroline Shaw + Vanessa Goodman

graveyards and gardens

dance music performance
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© David Cooper

Graveyards and Gardens – a collaborative performance installation created and performed by composer Caroline Shaw and choreographer Vanessa Goodman – displays the beauty of how the body remembers, while interrogating the intimacy between our surroundings and the body. This immersive theatrical work examines memory as a process of reconstruction rather than as an exact recall of fixed events. By embracing the various elaborations, distortions, and omissions of embodied memory, the artists create generative performance systems; a “living album” that continues to fold and unfold into itself.

Trigger warning: mild strobing


Co-creators/Interpreters/Set Design: Vanessa Goodman / Caroline Shaw
Costume Design: Vanessa Goodman
Artistic Producer: Hilary Maxwell
Sound Design: Kate De Lorme/Eric Chad
Technical Director and Lighting Designer: James Proudfoot
Video: David Cooper
Tour Agent: Brent Belsher

Action at a Distance: Caroline Shaw + Vanessa Goodman Graveyards and Gardens
  • $28 — regular
  • $22 — discount- arts professionals, seniors (65 and +), students
  • $23 — neighbours- residents and workers in H2X and H2W
  • $16 — juniors and groups- 14 years and under, groups of 10 people and +
  • $20 — saturday special
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