Everything is in limbo. Everyone is tempted and attempting. The in-between is painful, awkward, hilarious but necessary; a tribute to the willingness, the effort and all that happens before resolution. Dancers oscillate on the brink of becoming, in flux with what has come before… a dance that earns transformation and unleashes new spirit with the ability to rebuild.
The movement is rigorous, hyper detailed and virtuosic; a physical lawlessness that teases materiality, overthrows logic and acts as an ode to unseen forces and internal desire. Ghostly architecture, puppeteering and illusions create a world of pseudo things and supernatural selves existing in the margins of form and formlessness. In the end, Bygones celebrates how we are shaped by what we overcome, and how something challenging can lead to something beautiful.
Created & Performed by David Raymond and Tiffany Tregarthen in collaboration with Elya Grant, David Harvey, and Renée Sigouin
Lighting Design: James Proudfoot
Video Design: Eric Chad
Sound Design: Kate De Lorme
Costume Design: Kate Burrows, vest by Mandula Clothing (Hajnalka Mandula)
Mixed Media Mask & Hands Design: Lyle Reimer (LyleXOX)
Stage Manager: Jessica (Ying-Jye) Han
Apprentices: Aiden Cass, Zahra Ahmad Shahab, Ellie Bishop and Talia Langtry
Music: Adam Asnan,Sanford Clark, Rural Colours, Lucrecia Dalt, JK FLESH, Leonor González, Blessed Initiative, Kaboom Karavan, Kid Koala, Kali Malone, Jake Meginsky, Andrew Pekkler, Thomas Stone, Warm Stranger, Eric Thielemans
Thank you to Kate Burrows, Eric Chad, Kate De Lorme, Elya Grant, Jessica Han, David Harvey, James Proudfoot, Lyle Reimer, and Renée Sigouin for their significant and phenomenal contributions to the content, creation and life of the work and this company. To our generous understudy Aiden Cass and apprentices Zahra Shahab, Ellie Bishop and Talia Langtry. To Martin Alldred, Anne Daroussin, Jonathan Kim, New Works, Kate Franklin and Brent Belsher for their integral roles in making this possible.
Thank you to Dance Victoria, Agora de la danse, La Rotonde, Théâtre Hector-Charland and The Dance Centre for such significant support and the continued investment in the company. To the Students of Modus Operandi for their participation in the research along with Jade Chong, Eowynn Enquist, Isak Enquist, Oksana Augustine, James-Amzin Nahirnick and to RJR Creations, Hajnalka Mandula, Rob Kitsos, Wen Wei Dance, Joshua Beamish and Kidd Pivot.
Out Innerspace is privileged to be dancing on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.
Out Innerspace gratefully acknowledges the generous support for the creation of Bygones:
Presenting/Producing partners Agora de la Danse (Montreal, QC), La Rotonde (Quebec City, QC).
Dance Victoria Chrystal Dance Prize and Artists in Residence Program at the Dance Centre.
The generous support of Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des arts du Canada, The BC Arts Council and City of Vancouver.
Creation and production residencies with The Dance Centre, Theatre Freiburg, Arts Umbrella Dance, ArtSpring, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre, The Yukon Arts Centre and Centennial Theatre.