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Wednesday 16 December 2020


A work-in-progress video collaboration featuring artists connected to Kingston, Ontario

Wednesday 16 December 2020

anARC Theatre and the Circus Kingston Collective presented a work-in-progress performance of Uncovering livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 16 December 2020 at 3 p.m. PST (Vancouver, UTC -8) / 5 p.m. CST (Winnipeg, UTC -6) / 6 p.m. EST (Toronto, UTC -5).

An Access Centered, Work-in-Progress

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Uncovering, a co-presentation of anARC Theatre and the Circus Kingston Collective, is a work-in-progress video collaboration featuring artists connected to Kingston, Ontario. It seeks to uncover the untold stories of people, places and institutions (shared from a place of lived experience). Combining drumming, singing, circus arts, story-telling, dance, poetry, sign language and voice, we uncover stories of activism, Black joy, Deaf history, Indigenous thanks and grief, Mad and Disabled horror stories, and reflections from a Japanese student’s perspective. The artists are mostly new to digital work and have adapted their typical live performance modalities to work within our current pandemic reality.

Join us for a first presentation of our explorations, followed by a 15 minute Q&A with live captions and ASL.

If you have access to a balloon, please bring it with you for the show.

CW: Please note that this show engages with intense content matter including racism, ableism, sanism, audism, and abuse. Please take care of yourselves accordingly.

Access notes: Exploring creative digital access, the work is captioned, includes ASL and provides descriptions for Blind and partially sighted audiences.

Thank you so much to our generous sponsors: the Kingston Arts Council, the City of Kingston, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, Tangled Arts, Nightwood Theatre and Theatre Kingston.

Partners include: Deaf Spirit Theatre, Kingston Circus Arts, Lowlit Aerial Arts, Undivided Production, AKAFLK Productions and the coLABoratory.

Alexandra Hickox
Chihiro Watanabe
Elizabeth Morris
Erin Ball
Jane Kirby
Kathy Brant
Kemi King
Lavie Williams
Theresa Upton
Tracey Guptill
Yessica Rivera Belsham

Josh Lyon
Sian Alcorn

Livestream Tech:
Jesse MacMillan

Access Consultant:
Alex Bulmer

Sound recording:
Matt Rogalsky
David Parker

Thanks to:
All of our LAB participants
Becky Gold
Carmelle Cachero
Joan Kuyek
Leah Riddell
Syrus Marcus Ware
Sue Bazely
Molly Mask
Mariah Horner

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About HowlRound TV
HowlRound TV is a global, commons-based peer produced, open access livestreaming and video archive project stewarded by the nonprofit HowlRound. HowlRound TV is a free and shared resource for live conversations and performances relevant to the world's performing arts and cultural fields. Its mission is to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and to develop our knowledge commons collectively. Participate in a community of peer organizations revolutionizing the flow of information, knowledge, and access in our field by becoming a producer and co-producing with us. Learn more by going to our participate page. For any other queries, email [email protected], or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal/WhatsApp. View the video archive of past events.

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