Conduct @ University of Calgary, Calgary [from 9 to 17 February]


9 - 17
19:30 - 21:30

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University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
«Conduct» is a small-audience, immersive performance/event inspired by the enigmatic life and work of Henry Cowell, one of the most influential American composers of the 20th Century.

Based on the extensive research of music faculty Jeremy Brown, this production incorporates theatre, music, dance, and intermedia to explore themes of innovation and eccentricity, morality and prejudice, sexuality and identity, and creativity in captivity.

Because of its immersive nature, there are only 72 tickets available for each performance. We strongly encourage you to purchase tickets online in advance in order to avoid being disappointed at the door.

Ten faculty members and over 60 students from all three SCPA disciplines collaborate on a feast for the imagination and the senses. The performance will take place in the Reeve Theatre.

1. Audience members will be blindfolded briefly at the beginning of the performance (for approximately 5 minutes).
2. Much of the performance will take place in small, enclosed environments with irregular floor surfaces.
3. All audience members will be asked to check their coats, outdoor clothing (hats, gloves, etc.) and bags or knapsacks. A coat check, with attendant, will be available at all performances.
4. All audience members are asked to bring a smartphone with wifi or cellular capacity as well as earbuds or headphones to enable audio access during the performance. Phones should be fully charged when you arrive at the theatre. Audience members will be asked to download the «ConductPlayer» app from the Apple or Android app store to their phones for delivery of the performance soundscape.
5. Most audience members will spend much of the first hour of the performance walking and standing (limited seating will be available for those who require it).
Please note: the first ‘movement’ of the performance (approx. 1 hour) has significantly limited wheelchair access. The second ‘movement’ (approx. 30 minutes) is fully wheelchair accessible.

Please note that we will be offering a modified, wheelchair accessible version of the full performance on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Because of the small size of the performance venues, patrons relying upon wheelchairs are strongly encouraged to pre-purchase tickets to this performance in order to have the full experience of the show. Tickets to this performance are not available for online purchase; please call the ticket office at 403.210.7576 to book tickets to this special, wheelchair accessible performance.

Director and Lead Writer: Bruce Barton
Music Director: Jeremy Brown
Assistant Director: Sarah Bannister
Costume & Set Design: Bianca Manuel
Projection Design: Beth Kates
Lighting Design: Adam Kostiuk
Sound Design: Laurie Radford, Melike Ceylan and Adam Bell
Dramaturgy: Pil Hansen
Collaborating Faculty: Edmond Agopian, Allan Bell, Jean-Louis Bleau, Christine Brubaker, Laura Hynes, Melissa Monteros and Rod Squance

Artists’ Pre-Show Talk: Feb. 10 at 6:45 p.m. in the Scotiabank Milling Area in the Rozsa Centre.
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