H’art Centre has wrapped filming on a new special production, “Water“. Eight H’art Studio performers star in this filmed movement piece that reflects on the purpose of freshwater and how it can strengthen our human purpose to connect to our surroundings.
“Water” will take the viewer on a mesmerizing movement journey as they reflect on how privileged we are to be encircled by multiple forms of water. This dance performance explores the joy, beauty, and pleasure we observe in our great lakes, but also explores the complex human relationship we have with our precious resource.
Nathan, Rebecca, Leonard, Laura, Sarah, Troy, Lori, and Amanda co-star. The production was facilitated by choreographer Camille Spencer who facilitated the movements in collaboration with the performers during a 16-week development process. Performers took part in workshops with Spencer as well as with textile artist Isidora Spielmann and theatre director MacKay. The creators envision a live performance but the team decided to film the production as well to reduce uncertainties around live performance at this time. Kathryn MacKay (PeerLess Productions) took on directing duties and shared the team’s collaborative vision with videographers Sadaf Amini and Amin Pourbarghi.
“Water” began production in January 2022. It is part of a larger partnership project between H’art Centre and the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (15 April 1972) between Canada and the US. Read more about this partnership.
H’art plans to screen “Water” this season and has scheduled live performances to coincide with a national art exhibit in The MIX in October. Join us while we take you on a journey of friendship, sustainability, and responsibility.
Watch our events page and social media for updates about screenings and performance dates.
We gratefully acknowledge support for this project from: