Saturday, April 2, 2016
Post-show reception: Meet the artists in the lobby following the show.
The Market Hall Theatre
140 Charlotte Street, 3rd Floor
$24 general / $17 students, underwaged / $8 high school students
*Ticket prices include box office service charges
Tickets available for purchase through Market Hall Theatre.
Dollhouse World Premiere
Bill Coleman (concept, dance, performance) Gordon Monahan (music, sound, visuals)
In Dollhouse, internationally renowned dancer/choreographer Bill Coleman inhabits an installation created by celebrated avant-garde composer Gordon Monahan.
Movement, tap dancing and performance art intermingle with manipulated objects - mechanical and electronic, handmade and found.
The result: a 60-minute theatrical disintigration that is not only an eye-opening spectacle but also a unique musical experience.
Coleman plays the role of modern fakir, suffering through a symphonic chaos of sight and sound.
Disruptive and surprising, Dollhouse walks a unique line between Artaudian theatre and slapstick, with Coleman as simultaneously conductor and instrument.
The performer's disastrous interaction with this world is a search for meaning in which "I'm alive!" is confirmed with every painful interaction.
Dollhouse Information Package
3. The Contributors - Bill Coleman
4. The Contributors - Gordon Monahan
5. What the Critics Say
Dollhouse in progress: Creative Residency with Public Energy, January, 2015.
Showing the stage of the Market Hall Performing Arts Centre strewn with debris from the experiments in sound and objects undertaken by the Dollhouse creative team of Gordon Monahan, Bill Coleman and Pierre Lavoie.
Will any of the effects seen here make it into the final production? Join us April 2 to find out.
Dollhouse is made possible by the generous contributions of our community sponsors: