the soft spaces
How does an island live in the body?
the soft spaces is a multi-disciplinary solo dance theatre project that uses movement, video, music, and text to investigate where queerness and rural-ness intersect and thrive.
The piece is based on Andrew Barrett’s experiences growing up queer on Salt Spring Island, BC. How do you say goodbye to the place that raised you?
The project is currently in-development.
Andrew Barrett (he/him), Creator/Performer
Patricia Reilly (she/her), Set and Costume Designer
Amber Downie-Back (she/they), Video Designer
Angus Steele-Gaffney (he/they), Sound Designer
Nicole Malcolm (she/her), Lighting Designer
Stewart Legere (he/him), Collaborator & Mentor (2018-23)
Adrienne Wong (she/her), Dramaturg
April 2023 - Production Phase at Intrepid Theatre's Incoming Festival
July 2022 - Development Phase + Technical Residency
November 2021 - Development Phase
January 2021 - A work-in-progress excerpt was showcased digitally at the Belfry's SPARK 2021
August 2020 - Development Phase (digital)
May to June 2018 - Creation Phase
The project has been created with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council, Province of British Columbia, the CRD Arts Support Service, and the generous support of the Belfry Theatre through the Belfry's New Incubator Projects program.