8  minutes 17 seconds

Our biggest project to date premieres January 23-26th, 2020 at The Theatre Centre.

Using the length of time it takes light to travel from the Sun to Earth, we launch into 8 overlapping meditations on the physical behaviour of light, the metaphors of astrophysics, and the soul of cosmology, as they brush against a sense of our own mortality. What would you do with your last 8 minutes and 17 seconds before the lights go out?

Choreographed and conceived by Lucy Rupert with additional choreography by Karen Kaeja, Emma Kerson and Jane Alison McKinney, and Michael Caldwell. With text written by Hume Baugh.

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Join us for extra fun!

January 23 -- post show opening night reception

January 24 7:15 -- pre show chat with Matt Russo and Michelle Ramsay moderated by Noah Kenneally

January 25  -- post show chat with artists moderated by Mimi Beck

January 26th 1:45 -- pre show chat with scientist TBA

Lighting design by Michelle Ramsay

Stage Management by Laura Cournoyea

Music by: Matt Russo/SYSTEM SOUND, Marley Rosen and Jascha Narveson

Performed by: Hume Baugh, Michael Caldwell, Marie-Josée Chartier, Francesca Chudnoff, Sky Fairchild-Waller, Emma Kerson, Jane Alison McKinney, Shakeil Rollock, Lucy Rupert, Elke Schroeder, Kaitlin Standeven and Brendan Wyatt

8 minutes 17 seconds has been supported by Canada Council for the Arts, Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, a Toronto Dance Theatre Creative Residency, a National Ballet of Canada CreativAction Open Space Residency, and a Peggy Baker Dance Projects Residency.

media inquiries: juliana@danceumbrella.net

artwork by Pablo Pehadzic; photo of Kaitlin Standeven and Elke Schroeder by John Lauener

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