May 13, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

Capsule: Catching Spirit

By Raven Grenier

Catching Spirit is about a dream I had where I was overthrown into the waters, encircled by a whirlpool of sharks. I was saved by the orcas who brought me down to the bottom of the ocean. It is about the experience of a spirit taking over your body and loosing all control, of entering a place where the laws of physics don't apply. The piece challenges Western notions of time and space, and imperialistic thought that linearizes our relationship to the earth in terms of what is above and what is below. This is reflected in the way the orcas swam backwards with such force and ease as if the resistance of the water had disappeared, and were propelled in the opposite direction that one would expect.

Main Image: Raven Grenier @Chris Randle