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 DANCE IN VANCOUVER

November 23 and 24 - looping performances at 9 and 10pm on both nights, after party from 10:50 on

Left of Main - 211 Keefer Street

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Digital Folk is an immersive installation by the interdisciplinary artists of plastic orchid factory that explores the strange and beautiful lines between the virtual and the real.
— Erika Thorkelson - Vancouver Sun
sally field project

Digital Folk is a video game/costume party, music and dance performance/installation built around the desire to revisit how communities gather to play music, dance and tell stories. It is an interdisciplinary collaboration between dance artist, James Gnam, visual artist, Natalie Purschwitz, lighting designer, James Proudfoot and 10 dance artists that explores a generation’s approach to identity, physicality, social dance and performance. Digital Folk lives as a scale model built out of an in-between world that is not quite a home and not quite a theatre. Where the desire for music, dance and community is focused through the lens of video game culture to create an irreverent and interactive world of virtual and physical community, feedback and paradox.

In an age where so many people do exist in relative isolation, engaging with the world through technology, Digital Folk is a flash of energy—energy that dance, song, and community so uniquely extract.
— Brittany Duggan - Georgia Straight

concept / creative direction - James Gnam

scenography / costume design - Natalie Purschwitz

lighting design - James Proudfoot

sound design - Kevin Legere

choreography / performance - Jane Osborne, Natalie LeFebvre Gnam, James Gnam, Kayla DeVos, Walter Kubanek, Lexi Vajda, Clare Twiddy, Siobhan Sloane-Seale, Rob Abubo & Lorenz Santos

producer - Natalie LeFebvre Gnam

associate producer - Kayla Devos

stage management - Jonathan Kim

set build - Stuart Sproule

set design assistant - Candy Wang

publicity - Natalie LeFebvre Gnam

marketing design - Ahmed Khalil

past collaborators - Dario Dinuzzi, Vanessa Goodman, Bevin Poole Leinweber, Diego Romero, Shion Carter, Rachel Helten, Hannah Jackson, Rachel Silver & Kim Plough