The Art of Stealing

May 28 - 31st, 2014
Wed - Sat: 8pm

May 28 - SOLD OUT
Artist Talkback: Thurs May 29


A gang of six survivors work together and against each other, striving to manipulate, compete and endure in a mysterious, post-apocalyptic world. This exploration of transformation, survival and death from critically acclaimed contemporary dance company, the response, uses Amber Funk Barton’s  visceral, high-energy choreography to delve into the idea of stealing – what we take from each other, both physically and emotionally.  The gang struggle between conflict and cooperation, but the ultimate thief in life will outlast them all.

“Her stuff is physical to the point of explosive, and impossible to forget.” Georgia Straight

Choreography and direction by Amber Funk Barton. Performers – Amber Funk Barton, Heather Laura Gray, Maiko Miyauchi, Manuel Sorge, Kevin Tookey and Lexi Vajda.

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Original Sound Composition: Marc Stewart
Light Design: Mike Inwood
Projections: Jenn Strom
Stage Management: Philomena Sondergaard
Costumes: Lululemon Lab

A Firehall Arts Centre presentation of a the response. production.