This edition of Ephemeral Artifacts is conceived as a 4 channel video, light and sonic installation on the outside of our historic building — and features Tap Dancer Travis Knights in a sustained state of reflection and gratitude toward The DaNcE* and the people who helped to shape it with their passion.
In doing so, this edition of Ephemeral Artifacts draws from ĀNANDAṀ’s interdisciplinary practices, and moves the “body” to the exterior of the Theatre Passe Muraille building, a venue with a history and commitment to alternative theatre that reaches beyond spaces, even during its absence.
This is an outdoor installation — The TPM building will turn into an outdoor installation, illuminated every night from June 24-26 from 9:30pm – 11pm. There are no tickets or registration required to view it. We strongly encourage visitors to keep safe distances and follow public health & safety protocols as dictated by the province.
Photo by Dahlia Katz
Co-Choreographer, Composer, Performer, Sound designer
Lighting Designed by
Co-Choreographer, Director, Dramaturge
TPM Accessibility Team
ASL Interpretation for Ephemeral Artifacts is provided with the generous support of Ontario Arts Council.
Associate Developer and Project Coordinator
Nicole Eun-Ju Bell
Deaf Community Consultant
Marcia Adolphe Martins
ĀNANDAṀ creates and presents dance shaped by values of presence and collective inquiry; inclusive of diverse bodies and movement practices; and receptive to a multitude of viewpoints on the dancing body. Our aesthetics and ethics are cultivated through curiosity, intimacy, and responsiveness. Learn more at www.anandam.ca.
DaNcE is a cryptic use of the word dance that is meant to expand the definition of Tap Dance. As it stands now, understanding of what is meant by the term ‘tap dance’ is wildly different from person to person. Contemporary Tap dancers who would have referred to themselves as ‘hoofers’ yesteryear, refer to it as ‘The DaNcE’ today. The term removes the limitations of public expectations, removes the limitations of show business conventions, and elevates the ‘searching’ inherent in the esoteric approach to the form.
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Did you know Theatre Passe Muraille is a historic building? Our theatre company has produced over 700 new Canadian plays in the last 50+ years.
Check out Theatre Passe Muraille: A Collective History. This gorgeous, full-colour, table book gathers touching tributes, funny anecdotes, fascinating photos, memorable reviews and treasured memories of success and failure within and beyond the walls of Theatre Passe Muraille.
Artists, creative teams and theatre associates from throughout the theatre’s history all have something juicy to share.