The Magic Hour 360
LivePerformance360 continues in-person at The Fishbowl on Granville Island with The Magic Hour 360 produced by Electric Company Theatre and The Only Animal and Pochsy at the Airport Hotel created by Karen Hines for LP360 March 30 to April 3.
March 30: 7 pm (MH), 8 pm (P), 9 pm (MH)
March 31: 7 pm (P), 8 pm (MH), 9 pm (P)
April 1: 7 pm (MH), 8 pm (P), 9 pm (MH)
April 2: 1 pm (P), 2 pm (MH), 3 pm (P) & 6 pm (MH), 7 pm (P), 8 pm (MH)
April 3: 1 pm (P), 2 pm (MH), 3 pm (P)
Ticket price: $10 per show
Location: The Fishbowl on Granville Island
#100 – 1398 Cartwright St, Vancouver
Kim Collier & Kendra Fanconi – Thursday, March 31st at 6 pm on Zoom
The Magic Hour 360
Guided through scenes by rich audio, video, lighting and stagecraft, The Magic Hour 360 explores the routes of the imagination; the physical world meets the digital world, blending art, design, music and text in a multi-layer mixed-media feast for the senses. The destination of this curious and magical journey is a reflection on an unprecedented year – and a step forward into a brave new world.
There will also be an accompanying e-script available of The Magic Hour 360 at The Fishbowl.
Based on the original production of The Magic Hour produced by ECT, Innovation Lighting and Presentation House Theatre in 2021.
The Magic Hour 360 Escript
Kim is thrilled to have Magic Hour live on in virtual reality after its in-person, immersive run last summer. The VR form rather than a typical filming of the work allows for the audience to experience being surrounded by the design world and story as in the live production; so it’s a perfect form for this piece. She thanks all the remarkable artists involved in both.
With Electric Company Kim has been the co-creator / director of a large body of work which has toured nationally and internationally that works with technology. The Full Light of Day featured live feed cameras complimenting stage action to provide an intimate close-up view to actors alongside wide shot staging, Tear The Curtain was a literal mix into a single narrative using half fully realized film and half live theatre, The Score incorporated media to animate our protagonist’s genetic fears and the production went on to be adapted into a film produced with Screen Siren Pictures and CBC. No Exit was created with 7 live cameras capturing the continuous action and presented it deconstructed onto 3 screens like a graphic novel. This continuous feed shared the stage with a live actor. The Fall also included everything from film units, effects, scenic media and live camera work. Studies in Motion employed the photographic feel of a projection based lighting and scenic world throughout. Kim’s freelance directing often uses media and design conceptually to deepen the meaning and feeling of the work as in Red (Canadian Stage, Citadel, Playhouse) and Angels in America (Arts Club).
Kim is the recipient of the prestigious Elinore & Lou Siminovitch Prize, 4 Jessie Richardson awards, Sterling Award and Ottawa Critics Award all for Direction. She is the recipient of an honorary doctorate from Thompson Rivers University and the Mayor’s Arts Award. She is a graduate of Studio 58 for Acting and loved directing Everybody there last fall with a brilliant group of actors and designers.
Kendra Fanconi is the Artistic Director of The Only Animal, a 16-year-old company that is uniquely dedicated to theatre that springs from a deep engagement with place, and towards solutionary outcomes for this climate moment. She is known for her love of the impossible. Selected Credits for directing/writing: World premiere of Slime, written by Bryony Lavery, tinkers, based on the Pulitzer-Prize winning novel by Paul Harding, Nothing But Sky, a living comic book (Jessie for Significant Artistic Achievement), NiX, theatre of snow and ice, at the 2010 Cultural Olympiad and Enbridge Festival, Alberta Theatre Projects 2009, (Winner of Betty Mitchell Award and Vancouver’s Critic’s Choice Award for Innovation). Current projects include 1000 Year Theatre and Museum of Rain. Kendra leads the Artist Brigade, bringing arts and artists to the front lines of the climate movement. Kendra lives on Shíshálh land on the far left coast of Canada, and is a farmer, a forager, and mother to two kids who are real characters.
Alessandro (AJ) currently makes his living as an actor, singer, composer and sound-designer. He has been working at these disciplines off and on for the last 30 years. He is frequently executed, maimed, disemboweled, dismembered, immolated, petrified, crucified and/or air-locked in your favourite locally-shot television programs and films. He often lends his voice to the animated programs that your kids, grand-kids, great-grand-kids and socially-awkward uncles currently binge. His musical compositions and sonic environments have augmented/detracted from live performances and films seen around the globe. People have occasionally given him trophies for his work. Some of them are transparent, and others more opaque. He makes his home in Vancouver with his partner and frequent collaborator, Meg Roe, and their three children.
Catalina Valenzuela is a Chilean born, Vancouver-based graphic designer. She graduated from the Graphic Design program from Vancouver Community College with the Spicers Canada Scholarship in 2020. She specializes in print & layout design, with a focus on visual arts and community-related projects.
Since graduating, Catalina has gained experience directing two creative projects; she launched Arcadia magazine, an arts editorial that features Chilean artists’ interviews and their work, as well as the photography publication, La Mujer en el Cosmos. Most recently, she designed the first Arts Guide for Stir magazine in fall 2021.
As of 2022, Catalina is part of the Marketing & Communications team at the Rick Hansen Foundation as well as the primary digital script designer for the Electric Company Theatre. In her spare time, she enjoys playing music, spending time with her friends, and finishing crosswords.
Technology Director of Boca Del Lupo
Carey is a board member of the Canadian Electroacoustic Society. Carey is a multidisciplinary artist and technologist whose work focuses on sonic arts, interactivity, installations, sound design and performance. He studied Electroacoustics at Concordia University and received a Masters at the Sonic Arts Research Centre in Belfast. He has collaborated with hundreds of artists in the creation of works mostly in Vancouver but also Montreal, Toronto, the USA, UK & Ireland.
Through his work with Boca del Lupo in the unique role as a full-time technology director for a theatre company he as worked with the core creative team to continually expand, challenge and grow what is possible and what are impactful uses of technology for expressing artistic vision and connection with each other.
The Artistic Producer of Boca del Lupo, Jay Dodge has won several Jesse Richardson Theatre Awards including seven nominations for the Critic’s Choice Award for Innovation. His artistry is one of innovation and daring, demonstrated in his one-man show about conflict photography featuring interactive video, stunt rigging and verbatim text, Photog. Jay’s playwriting is characterized by a balance compelling content with dynamic forms. Other examples include Red Phone, an iterative project that dramatically shifts the relationship of the audience to the playwright through the technology of a telephone and video prompter; large scale, site specific works such a Vasily the Luckless co-written with James Fagan Tait which engaged the geography of the performance’s journey as a central collaborator in the dramaturgy and design; and My Dad, My Dog which leveraged the world of Jay White’s animation in taking the audience on a journey to the most sequestered kingdom on earth, North Korea. Currently serving on the national board of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT), Jay is also a co-founder of PL1422 and has special interest in creative space making. He has consulted with several local BC companies including the Playwrights Theatre Centre and Gateway Theatre for their strategic and facility planning.