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.
Something Bubbled, Something Blue was performed for a live audience on Saturday, September 12, 2020 in Barrie, ON. This live performance adheres to the health and safety guidelines of the region in which it was recorded.
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Co-creators: Mitchell Cushman, Anahita Dehbonehie and Cameron Carver
Concept and Story: 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 and John JD Dynes (Duo Aerial Drone Photography)
Video Editor and Colourist: Cameron Carver