Rebel Haunt is excited to present a remount of our micro-epic “She Began To Cross The Sky” at Kaleidoscope 2016 in Coquitlam! We will be doing eight performances in total. This version features three live musicians.
She Began To Cross The Sky is an original Rebel Haunt production created by Sarah Dixon and Julia Siedlanowska. Director Sarah Dixon and performer Julia Siedlanowska present a charming tale about young Josette and her magical journey on a highwire across the heavens. In every moment of of its brief half hour, She Began To Cross The Sky looms large to remind us that even our most naive, childlike creative passions and impulses have within them the same beauty and scope as the universe itself.
Saturday July 23: 1:30 pm; 2:30 pm; 3:30 pm; 5:00 pm
Sunday July 24: 10:15 am; 12:00 am; 1:00 pm; 2:00 pm
Presented by Rebel Haunt Theatre in Partnership with the Port Moody Arts Centre as part of their Art 4 Life Exhibition.
October 15 @ 7pm, October 17 @ 2pm, and October 18 @ 2pm
At the Port Moody Arts Centre 2425 St. Johns Street, Port Moody BC. Phone 604 931 2008
Tickets $12 adults, $5 13 years and under. Available at the Port Moody Art Centre.
She BeganTo Cross The Sky is a brand new original Rebel Haunt production created by Sarah Dixon and Julia Siedlanowska. Director Sarah Dixon and performer Julia Siedlanowska present a charming tale about young Josette and her magical journey on a highwire across the heavens. In every moment of of it’s brief half hour, She Began To Cross The Sky looms large to remind us that even our most naive, childlike creative passions and impulses have within them the same beauty and scope as the universe itself!
Photograph by Rachel McCreesh
In Dixon and Siedlanowska’s magical tale, brave little Josette refuses to submit to the banal demands of her mother and teacher, and seeks adventure on her highwire. Setting fourth to explore the heavens, she finds herself transformed into a little bird who must use her wits and courage to change the cosmos.
In Rebel Haunts Theatres Micro-Epic tradition She Began To Cross The Sky links the immediate with the eternal, and creates a vast universe with very little.
Dixon and Siedlanowska have worked together in a variety of productions over the years, and they share the bond of artists who have repeatedly braved the stage in all its fearsome wonder!
Photograph by Rachel McCreesh
Rebel Haunt Theatre was proud to present the site-specific, micro-epic extravaganza “Scavenger Heart” in September of 2011, and again in July of 2012. In both productions, this show was performed in rain and shine outside the Port Moody Arts Centre. Performances moved around the whole Arts Centre, with the audience following along.
“Scavenger Heart” is about three scavengers who live at the edge of the world. After a terrible disaster, the scavengers’ hearts are broken. They must search their world’s fragmented landscape for the missing pieces, found in the form of random objects scattered across the Arts Centre grounds. The show turns out to be a kind of cosmogony, or origin story, as the scavengers’ journey creates the universe of the human heart out of “the truth we find in things left behind”.
“Scavenger Heart” is alternately surreal, scary, whimsical and silly. There are songs and dancing, and the script is mostly text scavenged from Hans Christen Anderson, First Nations stories, and a variety of other sources.
In both shows, a sound tech followed the actors and audience with a battery-powered sound system, and in the September show, the show was lit by a roving tech crew carrying battery-powered lights.
Come visit Home Town! This time of year you’ll be just in time for the Fall Fair. Visit Abby’s punch canteen and try some caramel corn. After the sack races, check out the crowning of the Fall Fair’s Pumpkin Princess. Head up to the haunted house and meet the ghost. Follow Dog around as he searches for his lost bone. Go to the Fairy Tree to ask them for a favor. Watch the young folk play scrub baseball. Skip a rock in the inlet and make a wish. And say goodbye to Louise as she leaves it all for the first time.
“Everyone was born in Home Town. It is where we all start our lives, the place that shapes our ideas about the world. Home Town stays with you, but you can’t stay with it.”
“Home Town stands eternal as we drift through it all, becoming memory and story in the universe of the heart. ”
There is no place like home.
Home Town is a site-specific, follow-the-actors show set in the 1930s in a town much like Ioco. The audience follows the actors around the actual Ioco townsite to experience a day in Home Town. Performances will take place on October 6th and October 13th, at 1 PM and again at 3 PM. Admission is by donation.
This is a family-friendly show. Everyone is welcome—babies in strollers, leashed dogs, you name it—but please be prepared to walk a few blocks as you follow the actors around the townsite.
“Scavenger Heart” will be performed on Wed., Thurs., Fri., and Sat., June 13, 14, 15, & 16, at 7:30 PM at the Port Moody Arts Centre. Admission is by donation, with a recommended minimum of $10. The performance is a fundraiser for the Arts Centre, which will receive 50% of the proceeds.