i care what you think

plastic orchid factory in collaboartion with The Contingency Plan 

I care what you think was created in collaboration by Vanessa Goodman, James Gnam, Jane Osborne and James Proudfoot. It began with a question: How can we be together? We determined that togetherness is only possible if we allow ourselves to be seen, if we listen to each other, if we give ourselves permission to fail, permission to be beautiful, virtuosic, quiet, permission to sit back and observe, to challenge, and to look ugliness in the face, talk about it, and walk towards it. Our collaboration generated a physical poem that embraces the space and the people in it. Inside the world of I care what you think failure becomes beautiful, movement becomes honest, performance becomes transparent, ugliness becomes necessary, and our wishes, both those of the audience and our own, become the heart of the work. I care what you think is a performance that asks us to be present, to be connected and to be together.

the detail required to make something this visually stunning successful on all levels is nothing short of masterful.
— Andrea Warner - Georgia Straight

choreography and performance / Vanessa Goodman, James Gnam and Jane Osborne

music / Orphix, Loscil, Keven Legere, Tim Hecker, Adriana Caselotti, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Kerridge

Text / Vanessa Goodman, Jane Osborne, james Gnam, Richard Nixon, John F Kennedy

lighting James / Proudfoot

media / Vanessa Goodman

premiered / Shadbolt Centre for the Arts