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Rough Cut: John (Excerpt)

Friday, January 31, 2020 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Event Summary:

Choreographer: Helen Walkley. Performers: Josh Martin, Billy Marchenski. Composer: James Maxwell

Event Details:

John is a memoir of Helen Walkley’s oldest brother John who disappeared from Vancouver in May 1969, never to be heard from again. Walkley sourced from family letters dating from 1959 to 2010, which document the years leading up to his disappearance, his medical history, and the subsequent tracking her parents did of his disappearance. He was 23 at the time and Walkley was 13.

Helen Walkley is a contemporary dance artist in Vancouver who has also lived and worked in the Netherlands, Germany and the U.S. She is a certified Laban Movement Analyst and has an MFA in Interdisciplinary Studies from SFU. Numerous Artist in Residences have supported her work and most recently at Vancouver’s Dance Centre. She has an ongoing collaboration with composer James Maxwell and has performed with improvisation artists Peter Bingham, Lin Snelling and Marc Boivin.

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Metro Studio Theatre

Admission Fee:

Free • Donations accepted at the door to continue to feed the development of new work