On the Brink

Dance, sound, light and film fuse in a site-based performance at the water’s edge. 

On the Brink speaks to the powerful role of the Lake Ontario — as a place of encounter between cultures, as a border and barrier, and as a natural body which resists human containment and contamination. Composer and artistic director Juliet Palmer joins in collaboration with choreographer Aria Evans, percussionist Germaine Liu and designers Sonja Rainey and Kai Masaoka to gently probe the historical, political, social and ecological layers of the lake.

On the water, under the water, in the water: listening to the lake, what do we hear, what do we see?

Join us on July 8 in a community workshop combining citizen science, movement, soundscape, and textile design. Stay tuned to urbanvessel for workshop details.

Presented by Arts in the Parks with funding from the Toronto Arts Council.

Cast

Germaine Liu percussion & found sounds
Cody Berry dancer
Tia Kushniruk dancer
Kathia Wittenborn dancer
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Collage by Sonja Rainey; photos by Craig Chambers & Juliet Palmer; choreography by Aria Evans
Collage by Sonja Rainey; photos by Craig Chambers & Juliet Palmer; choreography by Aria Evans

Show Dates & Times

date start

July 8, 2017

Starts 1 p.m.
Price Free workshop
1 p.m. Free workshop

Sept. 15, 2017

Starts 8 p.m.
Price Free performance
8 p.m. Free performance

Sept. 16, 2017

Starts 8 p.m.
Price Free performance
8 p.m. Free performance

Location

Amos Waites Park 2445 Lake Shore Blvd West, Etobicoke Open in Maps