Micro Performance Series

NEXT UP @TheFishbowl

Listening Lounge: Acoustic Territories curated by Nancy Tam

Friday October 13th. Doors at 7pm. By Donation

Boca del Lupo‘s Listening Lounge @ The Fishbowl features musicians and composers we met while creating theatre, performing work from other areas of their practice.

Acoustic Territories is curated by Nancy Tam and features five of Vancouver’s most dynamic experimental composers playing their own pieces in the intimate setting of The Fishbowl on Granville Island.

Sound artist, Nancy Tam, uses sound and performance as primary mediums for making interdisciplinary work. Her work has been seen in Denmark, Belgium, the US, and throughout Canada. She is an active member of the Toronto based Toy Piano Composers collective, and A Wake of Vultures performance collective in Vancouver.

Ben Brown is a mover and shaker. He is the founder Music And Movement Mondays (MAMM). As a drummer he received a Juno Award for Best Instrumental Album of the year with Pugs and Crows. Brown’s compositions have been featured at dance festivals in Vancouver, Toronto and Mexico.

Robyn Jacob is a pianist, singer, composer and educator who recently released her fourth album Lines with Only A Visitor. Her current composition projects explore writing for voice and small ensemble within pop and new music idioms. She is an artist in residence at the Hadden Park Field House.

Elliot Vaughan is a composer and viola player based in Vancouver. He creates recorded and performed music for theatre and dance shows, pop records, and the concert stage. His music explores acoustics, physicality, and the performance space.

Alanna Ho is an emerging interdisciplinary performer based in Vancouver combining deep play , new media, and community engagement. Her current research is protest through play; toy hacking; and combining new media with alternative early education.

Matt Horrigan drums and writes and writes and drums and compose$ and rocks aw00t and rails about the state of things!!111 and sits regularly in an electronic music studio surrounded by the orphan wires of mechanical reproduction contemplating the ongoing process of human supplantation with cyborg corpora(tons).

More on the Micro Performance Series…

Micro Performances ask the audience, which is rarely more than 20 at a time, to immerse themselves in a world of the artist’s creation. The association between audience and performer transcends more conventional forms as the two travel together in a relationship that is better described as participant and guide. These performances are not smaller versions of what would normally be larger productions, these are pieces that exploit what is only possible on a smaller, more intimate scale.

Micro Performance is an emerging global trend proliferating in many forms, from theatre and dance to new media, live art and interactive technology.  While encompassing many different types of artists, what brings them together is how each project prizes depth of experience above all.

Each year, Boca del Lupo presents the Micro Performance Series (MPS).  Centred on and around Granville Island, these productions are created and performed by local, national and international artists working across disciplines in intimate and small scale forms.

2016/2017 Micro Performance Series

Red Phone

Expedition: The Symposium and Apparition


Genetic Drift

These Are The Songs That I Sing When I’m Sad 


With more shows in development all the time, the Micro Performance Series expands as the season progresses. To sign up for our e-newsletter list, please email

Review the full archive of all our Micro Performance shows.

Boca del Lupo’s Micro Perfromance Series is supported by Canadian Heritage, Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council, Province of BC, City of Vancouver, CMHC Granville Island, Granville Island Hotel, Vancouver Fish Company. Exclusive media sponsor: The Georgia Straight.

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