Phillips Comedy Night featuring Dylan Rhymer.
Live at the Victoria Event Centre playing “Bad Luck Woman”.
J McLaughlin hosted Winter Song. This is the Ukubellas first show at the VEC
Transformative and healing theatre of encounter.
Tasha Diamant presents the
Human Body Project
At the Victoria Fringe
Venue 4, Wood Hall, 907 Pandora
Fri Aug 26 9:30-11
Sun Aug 28 4:45-6:15
Tue Aug 30 9:30-11
Fri Sept 2 9:30-11
Sat Sept 3 7:30-9
Sun Sept 4 4:30-6
“I have never had such a sense of humanity. You read about humanity in anthropology textbooks, have this concept of a line swiveling through history… but when it comes to real humanity, knowing that we are all individuals, together… Well, for me, that is rare.” (Chandra M., an audience member, 2010)
To model vulnerability, I show up naked (a 49-year-old female with inherent issues and flaws), unscripted, and sometimes non-verbal. I share my visceral human being-ness with the intention of creating open-heartedness, empathy, and authenticity. There is no narrative arc. Social norms are subverted.
In this challenging participative forum, we all become teacher and student, facilitator and performer, art and artist. It is an exercise in non-domination, solidarity, and shared responsibility.
I am not a trained performer. I am a mother who is motivated to take myself and my audience beyond culturally decreed and neurobiological comfort zones in an urgent attempt to teach and learn a different way to cohabit our fragile planet.
Humans will not survive unless we change the paradigm from competitive-compartmentalized to cooperative-connected. We have almost no models for this way of being.
To change requires experiential, embodied understanding—in our hearts, guts and bones—and goes against deeply ingrained neurobiological fight or flight responses and cultural/intellectual norms.
Many people have decided to join me naked in various Human Body Project performance spaces. I believe that eventually, when the time is right, we will take our embodied, experiential message to the streets.
Rosie Bitts talks with Kirsten Van Ritzen.
Dance Victoria (111-2750 Quadra St)
Venue by Dance Victoria
All My Day Jobs
Broad Theatre • Victoria BC
By Kirsten Van Ritzen
Comedy / Drama • 60 minutes • PG 14+
$11 All Seats/Door • Advance +$2
What is it like to be a food taster, tourist greeter or taxi cab counter? Perfume spritzer, enumerator, carny, or dancing cocktail waitress? Kirsty is a hopeful young actress who fakes her way through dozens of day jobs, with disastrous, hilarious results. A comedy about misery – from acclaimed comedienne Kirsten Van Ritzen. “dazzling to watch” “impeccable timing” “amazing talent”
Sat, Aug 27, 7:30 PM
Sun, Aug 28, 5:45 PM
Wed, Aug 31, 9:15 PM
Thu, Sep 1, 6:00 PM
Sat, Sep 3, 8:00 PM
Sun, Sep 4, 2:45 PM
Suspicious Mustache Theatre Company
Adapted from the book by Dr. Heinrich Hoffman
Magical Realism • 50 minutes
All Ages 10+ (Violence)
$11 All Seats/Door • $9 Student/Senior • Advance +$2
Based on the colourful and gruesome tales by Dr. Heinrich Hoffman, “Struwwelpeter” follows a child’s curiosity to the bitter end as she encounters the spirits that inhabit a very unusual picture book. From the director of “Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me” (2009 Pick of the Fringe, Victoria) $1 from each ticket sale will go to support children’s literacy programs.
Fri, Aug 26, 9:00 PM
Sat, Aug 27, 6:00 PM
Sun, Aug 28, 4:30 PM
Tue, Aug 30, 9:45 PM
Thu, Sept 1, 7:00 PM
Sat, Sept 3, 7:30 PM