March 12, 2008
by Canadian Architect
Architecture is the protagonist in this unique premiere performance that brings theatre, film, art and design together within the context of Toronto’s built spaces and natural/urban environment. Sound, video projections and spoken word all reside within the context of a play that captures the interaction between architectural creations, people and the atmospheric conditions and thus attempts to generate a debate about how architecture should weather the elements; snow, rain, light, wind, heat, smog etc. Weathering Architecture takes place from March 28 to March 30 at Harbourfront Centre’s Studio Theatre in Toronto.
Weathering Architecture is conceived and directed by Filiz Klassen, Associate Professor at Ryerson University. Co-creators include Dan Browne (filmmaker), Chad Dembski (performer), Dan Goldman (sound composer), Brendan Healy (dramaturge and staging consultant), Laird Macdonald (lighting/stage designer) and assistants Chris Aimone (prototype designer) and Ala Roushan (designer). The performance is funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Research/Creation Grant.
This production is part of HATCH: emerging performance projects. HATCH is Harbourfront Centre’s annual performance residency program, designed to incubate and foster invention and innovation in the local theatre and performance scene. Tickets cost $12, or $5 for students and seniors. A HATCH pass is $35 for all four HATCH projects. March 28 and March 29 performances start at 8:00 pm and on March 30 at 2:30 pm. For tickets and information, the public can call 416.973.4000 or visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com/hatch. Performances take place at Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West in Toronto. This production is also presented as part of Digifest 2008 at Harbourfront Centre. Digifest 2008 pass holders are entitled to a complimentary ticket.