October 2020 update on live performances and events at the NAC.
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Something Bubbled, Something Blue

Talk Is Free Theatre (Barrie, ON) in association with Outside the March (Toronto, ON)

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  • Co-Creators Mitchell Cushman, Anahita Dehbonehie and Cameron Carver

A celebration of our joyful drive for communal ritual, no matter what the restrictions we may live under.

Something Bubbled, Something Blue casts a surreal lens on the concept of a COVID wedding by playfully manifesting the metaphor of personal bubbles as inflatable Zorbs, which will be inhabited by the formally-attired members of a wedding party. Through music, choreography and live art gesture, this piece gamifies the limitations that the pandemic places on communal events. It aims to side-step the false choice between isolation or reckless endangerment, by exploring and exploiting the necessary restrictions that keep us safe but apart.

Exact time and location of this event to be confirmed. Please check here for updates.

In lieu of gifts, donations to The AFC would be appreciated.

As the performing arts sector continues to face unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Arts Centre has responded with Grand Acts of Theatre, an initiative to bring Canadian artists and audiences together. Eleven of Canada’s most innovative theatre companies have been engaged to create and perform large-scale, new works in response to these times, which will be performed outdoors in front of live audiences in various Canadian locations, filmed, and later shared online.

This event will be photographed and recorded, with excerpts being presented online at a later date, so we are advising all attendees that by attending the event, individuals are deemed to consent to the recording of their image and use of their image in connection with recordings and photographs of the event, which may be published. All video recordings and images of the event captured by the organizers shall be the sole property of organizers and all rights of personality, publicity, privacy, or other rights of participants in recordings or photographs shall be deemed to have been waived.

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  • Co-Creators Mitchell Cushman, Anahita Dehbonehie and Cameron Carver
  • Concept and Story by Anahita Dehbonehie and Mitchell Cushman
  • Design Anahita Dehbonehie
  • Choreographer Cameron Carver
  • Sound Designer, Composer Josh Doerksen
  • Artistic Consultant Richard Lam
  • Featuring: David Ball, Jacqueline Burtney, Sierra Holder, Amy Keating, Emily Lukasik, Caitlyn MacInnis, David Andrew Reid and Margaret Thompson
  • Technical Director James Briden
  • Stage Manager Meghan Speakman
  • Apprentice Stage Manager Farnoosh Talebpour
  • Production Manager Jeff Braunstein
  • Production Assistant Alex Flack
  • Lead Videographer Cameron Carver
  • Second Camera Mallory Brown
  • Drone Operators Rae Upton & John JD Dynes - Duo Aerial Drone Photography
  • Video Editor and Colourist Cameron Carver