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Photo: Gary Mulcahey
★ [26-1] Sat 23 July 17:00
[26-2] Sun 24 July 17:00
★ [26-3] Tue 26 July 17:00
[26-4] Wed 27 July 17:00
[26-5] Thu 28 July 17:00
Reality meets fantasy in this wordless live installation that recreates a bucolic country scene in a typical urban setting.
Travel to a strange & hilarious universe as CORPUS takes you through a carefully studied, surrealistic overview of sheep behaviour.
Meet Julie, Marie-louise, Bernadette and César, 3 healthy ewes and a young ram.
Routine activities include: shearing, feeding, milking and many more...
This truly innovative performance twists reality in surprising ways and takes audience interaction to new heights!
“Whimsical, charming... CORPUS manages to be poignant as well as delightfully absurd”
- Ottawa Citizen
“A company that is to be saluted for its innovation and charm...”
- Classical 96
“CORPUS fuses biting social commentary and astounding feats of physicality with delightful wit.”
Photo: Isorine Marc
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Co-founded by Sylvie Bouchard and artistic director David Danzon, CORPUS is known for its precise and surrealist humour that combines movement with theatrical imagery.
CORPUS' unique and engaging performances are presented in both traditional and unusual locations, for large and diverse audiences.
Created in 1997, CORPUS has now 12 pieces in its repertoire and has presented over 1500 performances at venues and events across Canada and around the world including the Milk International Children Festival (Toronto), Just for Laughs (Montreal & Toronto), Canada Dance Festival, (Ottawa), Dancing On the Edge Festival (Vancouver), Awesome Children Festival (Australia); the prestigious Singapore Arts festival; La Fira de teatre de Tarréga (Spain); Festival International de théâtre au Benin (West Africa) and International Straattheaterfestival (Belgium). All together, the company has visited more than 26 countries on four continents.
CORPUS' work can also be seen on television and on film. The Bravo!FACT short Peep Show has been programmed in over 40 film festivals around the world and won the Audience Award at Cinedans (Netherlands) in 2004. CORPUS also co-created with Treehouse TV 4-square, an increasingly popular educational television series for pre-schoolers.
Several of CORPUS' productions have been nominated for Dora Mavor Moore awards an in 2002 CORPUS was the recipient of the Prix Hommage for Arts awarded by the Fédération Culturelle Canadienne Française. In 2001, CORPUS was also the gold-medal winner at the IV Games of la francophonie (Street Theatre category).
Company website: www.corpus.ca
The Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan in the fiscal 2016
Host: ACO Okinawa