A soft and joyful work of outdoor dance theatre, ‘molecular landscapes’ is a process-based project that was researched, created and performed at multiple outdoors sites across lək̓ʷəŋən and W̱SÁNEĆ territories.
The team, spurred by curiosities, have collaboratively crafted material informed by research into local fauna and flora, our molecular ancestors, soft sculptures, local histories, the body in nature, and much more. The project asks us to carry our bodies back into ecosystems that created us. It is a love story about the joy and magic of nature. It is a reminder of where we came from, and where we pour our attention.
A framework for a touring process-production is currently in progress.
2021 CREATIVE TEAM
Film Co-Creators: Andrew Barrett, Amber Downie-Back, and Angus Gaffney
Editor: Amber Downie-Back
Composer: Angus Gaffney
Performers: Nicole Bartosinski, Allison Brooks, Amber Downie-Back, Véronique Emmett, Noah McKimm, and Sierra Megas
Costume Design by Corina Fischer
Project Research Team: Andrew Barrett, Nicole Bartosinski, Allison Brooks, Amber Downie-Back, Noah McKimm, and Sierra Megas
Thank you to the generous support of the Province of British Columbia and the CRD Arts & Culture Support Service on this project. We are grateful to live and create on the unceded and traditional territories of the lək̓ʷəŋən W̱SÁNEĆ, and Quw'utsun peoples.