This is an Experiment

The System Theatre presents
Art on Art
by Catch the Keys Productions
May 7 – 9 and 14 – 16, 2009
PCL Studio Theatre, TransAlta Arts Barns (indie5)
Performances nightly at 8:00 and 9:30 PM
PLEASE NOTE: 8:00 PM only on Saturday, May 9, followed by an after-party; ticket-holders guaranteed admission to the after-party.

As part of the 2008-09 indie5 season, The System Theatre is proud to present the remount of Art on Art, an innovative, multidisciplinary performance created by Catch the Keys Productions.

An image captures the beauty of dark and light and a song leaps from canvas to lips. Invoking an electrometric backslide of bursting notes, trance beats are translated into linguistic feats. Image begets inspiration, inspiration begets music, music begets story, story begets movement – and so continues the revolution of creative process. This is an experiment.
art-on-art-photos-001-compressed A series of commissioned thematic photos taken by Vancouver’s Sheena Caddick were provided to musician Andrew Smith of the electric arc, who created a musical score inspired by the story of the photos. The music was then given to Catch the Keys Productions Resident Playwright Megan Dart. Having not seen the photos, Megan wrote a script. The script, as directed by Artistic Director Beth Dart and brought to life by the collaborative acting talents of Stuart Hoye, Nicole Marie Schafenacker, and Nikolai Witschl yields a beautifully lyrical movement piece which explores the improbable logic of romantic love.

Tickets are $18 regular or $15 for students, seniors and Equity members in advance or at the door. To order, phone 780.409.1910 or visit Fringe Theatre Adventures. The May 9 performance will be followed by an after-party featuring the electrock musical talents of the electric arc. Ticket-holders guaranteed admission.