November 5, 2011

In Passing: Astrolabe Musik, Tara Cheyenne & SD Holman

For Remembrance Day weekend, Astrolabe Musik Theatre, Tara Cheyenne Performance, visual artist SD Holman and Heritage Vancouver present a multi-disciplinary meditation on mourning and mortality, In Passing

November 11 at 12:00 pm to November 13 at 11:00 pm
The Western Front, 303 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

Visual Arts installation free and open to the public Nov. 11 - 12 noon - 5:00 pm
with ticket during Nov. 12 - 13 showtimes.
Performances Nov. 12 and 13, 8:00 pm.

Tickets $25/$18 at the door and online at Brown Paper Tickets.

Contemporary music, dance, visual art, and built heritage come together to shed light on a little known aspect of the venue: its use by the secret society Knights of Pythias to prepare its members' bodies for burial.

Heritage Vancouver's cemetery expert Maurice Guibord begins with a walking tour, revealing the Front's fascinating hidden histories and secret spaces.

Astrolabe Musik Theatre presents Heather Pawsey, soprano and Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa, piano, performing Apparition, George Crumb's powerful evocation of death choreographed by Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg; 
and the world premiere of composer Leslie Uyeda's Pas de Deux - What We Heard About Death, on text by Rachel Rose.

Tara Cheyenne Performance offers The Three Widows, danced by Alison Denham, Bevin Poole and Kim Tuson, a look at three widows of differing ages.

Photo-based artist SD Holman presents the intimate and poignant installation Still Life, a piece around grief and loss for her wife Catherine White Holman.

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