June 30, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

Capsule: Monument

By Gerry Trentham, William Yong / pounds per square inch performance / W Zento Production

MONUMENT is a movement-based short film that questions what we choose to monumentalize, inequities and unnamed histories. In this collaboration between filmmaker William Yong, choreographer Gerry Trentham and performer Michael Caldwell, natural landscapes and manmade structures frame a performance that evokes human mortality and deconstructs our desire for permanence.

The solo first choreographed with Caldwell by Trentham was part of a large ensemble work ART OF PEACE: INVITATION that provoked conversations around “otherness” and how a table can be a metaphor for how we gather invited or uninvited - a space of welcome, nourishment negotiation, combat, sharing, ownership or belonging.

Main Image: Michael Caldwell in Monument