AWAY with HOME
"If you don't fight for what you want, then who will?" - Kevin Nguyen
"Identity. Belonging. Away with place it goes.
Away with time it goes. Away with home it goes." - Lucy Luo
What do home, identity, and belonging mean to you? With those three questions in mind, director Elaine Carol began rehearsals of AWAY with HOME, working with youth who drew from their own personal experiences, and together have created an entirely new work that explores issues of immigration, racism, mental health, bullying, maturation, family, victimization, identity and belonging.
AWAY with HOME is a trans-disciplinary performance work that features five youth from the community ranging in age from 14-21. AWAY with HOME combines contemporary and hip hop dance, neo-soul and hip hop music, Taiko drumming, image theatre, performance art and performance poetry together to examine the thematic questions.
Join the MISCELLANEOUS Productions team on September 27 or 28 as these youth bravely share with you in their own voice and their very personal experience of what home, identity and belonging means to them.
Youth Writer/Performers: Zefanya Hardhian, Lennox Johnston-Yu, Lucy Luo, Kevin Nguyen and Arjun Panesar.
The Artists & Collaborators:
Director and Dramaturge: Elaine Carol
Contemporary Choreographer/Teacher: Amber Funk Barton
Hip Hop and Streetdance Choreographer/Teacher: Natasha Gorrie
Hip Hop and Neo-Soul Composer: Natasha Pheko
Singing Coaches: Dawn Pemberton, Juhli Conlinn and Emily Best
Taiko Composers/Teachers: Bonnie Soon and Jason Overy of Uzume Taiko
Set and Props Designer: Yvan Morissette
Costume Designer: Megan Leson
Lighting Designer: Brad Trenaman
Composer/Sound Designer: Dennis Burke
Assistant Director/Choreographer: Dominique Wakeland
Community Youth Worker: Alex Danard
Production Manager: Katja Schlueter
About MISCELLANEOUS Productions:
MISCELLANEOUS Productions is a hip hop theatre boot camp for youth from the community. We present to the public an original theatrical work every two years, and tour internationally, give free peer-run workshops for at-risk youth, and make films about our performances. We integrate artistic disciplines with community development models and popular culture, and educate the public and professional artists about the prevention of, and responses to, the challenges facing youth with multiple barriers.
Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door (cash only).
Two shows only.
Run time: 60 min, followed by a 20 min Q&A
WARNING: This productions contains some strobe lighting effects. Exposure to flashing lights at certain intensities or to certain visual patterns can trigger seizures.
Canada Council for the Arts
BC Arts Council
City of Vancouver - Arts and Culture
BC Ministry of Multiculturalism and Anti-racism Program
TELUS Vancouver Community Fund
CKNW Kids Fund
CLICK to KIDS
The Hamber Foundation
Government of Canada
BC Ministry of Social Development
We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia
The Dance Centre
Note: MISCELLANEOUS Productions and The Dance Centre are fragrance-free. Please refrain from wearing any scented products including perfumes, essential oils, hair and body products, and laundry detergents. The chemicals in scented products make some people sick and can cause severe asthma, allergies, headaches, nausea, etc. Thank you.
The Scotiabank Dance Centres Faris Family Studio Theatre (View)
677 Davie Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 2G6
|Minimum Age: 8|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|