Event type: All Ages
Hello, Buffalo by the artist, Daina Ashbee, began as a small gesture to perceived beings and animals that cohabitate this realm with her. In acknowledging their presence and existence, she realized we often do so from a very human lens where we categorize, humanize and manipulate these animal forces.
As the title suggests, we begin in dialogue with and amongst one another (hello) in the performance space. We are each acknowledged and seen. Eventually audience merges with performer as performer merges with natural energies. These energies take us to abstract spaces where bodily sensations draw us away from the narrative we are inclined to build and develop, in order to frame and validate our understanding of each experience.
Also searching for a goal and narrative, performer Imara Bosco eventually sucks us deep into the power, forces, cries and songs of animals and nature, wiping away layers of human consciousness and diving into the experience of earth, animal and other living frequencies.
Hello, Buffalo is a glimpse into an imaginary world we know nothing about, assuring us mother nature will be here when we are gone. Images, vibrations, somatic impulses: something we know and can feel. Can we allow ourselves to be carried away from the need to categorize, organize or control what comes within us and in front of us?
This show takes place indoors.
Accessibility information: Wheelchair-accessible entry is available when parking in the Duke St Parking Garage (41 Duke St W, Kitchener, ON N2H 4Y3). To enter SkyWatch from the parking garage, follow signs for SkyWatch/IMPACT 23.
NOTE: This show features nudity.
A FEW REMINDERS
For more information about our venues, including addresses and maps, visit mtspace.ca/impact23/.
There is no fee for Indigenous Peoples to attend – reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for details and to reserve tickets.
September 26, 2023 - October 1, 2023
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Cutoff is Sunday, October 1, 2023 3:59 pm EDT unless it sells out earlier.