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“Violette” translated by Leanna Brodie
January 26 @ 12:00 am - January 30 @ 12:00 am EST$25
Violette has a story to tell. This utterly unique work brings viewers one by one into her private realm; it’s an experience that mixes live theatre and Virtual Reality, making use of both physical immediacy and digital world-building. The journey begins with a welcome from Violette; you are invited into her bedroom and asked to listen to a story. Then comes the dive into VR: donning a headset, you enter a 360° recreation of the dwelling, where a dark, fantastical tale will unfold…
In its rich sensory envelopment, VIOLETTE has the power to transport; as a moral statement, it has the power to transform. The work may tell the story of one woman on the margins of society, but it echoes far and wide in its implications, and the VR setting serves to create a powerful empathy. This digitally conjured world is realistic enough to convince, magical enough to enchant, and dark enough to serve as a shadowy likeness of our own shared reality.
Joe Jack et John works across a range of disciplines; the group’s productions have used video, dance, the spoken word, and more to address urgent social issues and promote diversity. Aiming to put forth a multitude of voices, Joe Jack et John work with artists across the spectrums of culture, identity, and ability, employing research and collaboration to create unique human encounters.
- January 26 at 5-9
- January 27 at 5-9
- January 28 at 5-9
- January 29 at 12-8:30
- January 30 at 10-6
PRODUCTION Joe Jack et John ORIGINAL CONCEPT/DESIGNER/DIRECTOR Catherine Bourgeois TEXT Amélie Dumoulin CAST Stephanie Boghen, Tamara Brown and Anne Tremblay SOUND DESIGNERS Éric Forget COSTUME DESIGNER Amy Keith SET DESIGN ASSISTANTS Noémie Avidar and Alizée Millot DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY/VFX SUPERVISOR Sébastien Gros COMPOSITING/ANIMATION Geneviève Coulombe DEVELOPER Peter Wilkinson EDITOR Martin Morissette INTEGRATION / VR EXPERIENCE CONSULTANT UNLTD inc. TRANSLATION Leanna Brodie TECHNICAL DIRECTION Brandon Hepworth REHEARSAL AND STAGE MANAGER Lorie Ganley PRODUCTION COORDINATION Pénélope Bourque SET BUILDING Gauvin Fabrique