sun sets

Sam Bourgault + Magali Casaubon + Emma Forgues + Isabella Leone + Madeline Joyce Smart + Leyla Sutherland + Eryn Tempest


Pathetic Fallacy

Anita Rochon | The Chop

sun sets

If the sunset was a song would it be an ambient drone track or a musical’s grand finale? From a lawn chair overlooking the vista, sun sets contemplates the relationships between the real and the artificial, time and the built environment. A playful and poetic collage of constructed sunsets, assembled through theatrical, virtual and imaginary means. A performance for those who have and have not watched the sun set recently.

Emma, Eryn, Isabella, Leyla, Maddy, Maga and Sam wish they were a band. But alas, their parents insisted they become performance artists. The sunsets they build are drawn from their respective disciplines in theatre, dance, and digital arts. In collaboration, their practice orbits around care for their audience and translating the ideas and methods of different mediums.

Co-creation and performance Sam Bourgault, Magali Casaubon, Emma Forgues, Isabella Leone, Madeline Joyce Smart, Leyla Sutherland, Eryn Tempest Game and Sound Design Sam Bourgault, Emma Forgues Dance Magali Casaubon Visual Conception and Direction Isabella Leone Text and Frontperson Madeline Joyce Smart Dramaturgy and Lighting Design Leyla Sutherland Choreography Eryn Tempest Photo Sam Bourgault, Elias Touil, Camille Bédard Video teaser Sam Bourgault, Emma Forgues, Cedric Laurenty Creative residency Carrefour culturel de Notre-Dame-des-Prairies

Pathetic Fallacy

In english

Using a tempermental broadcast green screen, this piece takes on a changing relationship to weather. Landscape painting, ancient weather gods and meteorological science come together in this curious and hopeful work. Grappling with the politics of existence, Anita Rochon set herself a challenge: create a touring work where no one goes on tour. A local stand-in takes on the central role with no previous instruction.

Founded by Anita Rochon and Emelia Symington Fedy, The Chop is an award-winning Vancouver-based company that has been building and touring original performances since 2006. Their work is known for its sophisticated experimentation with authenticity and has involved some of the finest artists in the country. They have toured across Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Europe.

Direction and text Anita Rochon Dramaturgy Sarah Stanley Outside Eye Mark Chavez, Emelia Symington Fedy Lighting Design Itai Erdal Projection Design Candelario Andrade, Milton Lim Production The Chop Photo Peter Pokorny Video teaser Jordan Lloyd Watkins With the support of Conseil des arts du Canada, City of Vancouver Creative residencies Farnham Maltings (UK), Pathetic Fallacy was originally commissioned by Theatre Replacement as part of a COLLIDER residency

Édifice Wilder—Espace danse
29.058:30 pm
30.053 pm