Woolgathering

WoolGatheringCelebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the Globe Theatre has already kicked off its main stage season with a production of the 1950s era musical All Shook Up. Starting Tuesday, the theatre debuts its more experimental Shumiatcher Sandbox Series for 2015-16.

Woolgathering is a dance and visual art collaboration between local contemporary dance troupe FadaDance and artist Tamara Unroe which explores ideas of nesting, mapping and refuge.

“Woolgathering”, as a word, refers to the idea of dreamy thought and aimless musing.

As for the performance, FadaDance said in a press release, “inspiration comes from daydreaming the concept of “home”. In particular, the types of shelter, both physical and psychological, that can be temporarily created to maintain a sense of security and identity. Hoboglygphs – an image-based secret code that nomadic workers of the early 20th century used to warn each other of danger and guide one another to food and shelter appear throughout the show to guide movement and changing landscapes.

You can find out more information on the Globe website, but please note that the production isn’t being held at the Globe’s Scarth St. Mall location. Instead, the venue is the Artesian on 13th Ave. Performances will be held Oct. 20-24 at 7:30 p.m.

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