Number Eleven Theatre: Icaria
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre: 140 Charlotte St, Peterborough
February 26, 2004
Created by Varrick Grimes, Alex McLean, Elizabeth Rucker, Jane Wells, Ker Wells
On January 15, 2004, Toronto’s Number Eleven Theatre began a tour of their two original performances, ICARIA and The Prague Visitor, through Northern and Southern Ontario, Saskatchewan and Quebec. A permanent ensemble dedicated to creating original performance from text, action, story and song, Number Eleven has previously toured Eastern Canada and the U.S. and won strong appreciation for its work in diverse and remote communities. This North Western tour continues the company’s dedication to the pursuit of fresh audience and cultural and community exchange. In addition to performing, the company will hold performance workshops, creating opportunities for exchange within the communities where they are performing.
Both ICARIA and The Prague Visitor are born out of the company’s commitment to explore the unique potential of live theatre to thrill and move audiences. In ICARIA, a young woman named Daphne summons whirling memories of her childhood and her loving but dangerously brilliant brother Thomas; intense movement, exquisite song, and towering stilt walkers capture the experience of love and loss through the eyes of a child.
Praise for Number Eleven’s ICARIA:
“Like a hidden treasure, exquisitely conceived” – Toronto Eye Weekly
WORKSHOPS & CLASSES
The Body Motive
Physically-based performance with Number Eleven Theatre
The Body Motive is an introduction to the company’s techniques of physical training for the performer, and the methods they employ in the creation of original, physically-based performance material. Of interest to actors, dancers, and all those interested or engaged in the use of the body in performance. Number Eleven Theatre is presenting their touring show Icaria at the Market Hall Theatre Feb. 26-28.
About the Company
Number Eleven Theatre is a permanent ensemble dedicated to creating original performances from text, action, story and song. The company creates theatre over time, allowing performer training research, and a sustained ensemble dynamic, to inform the creation of densely woven performances. Based in Toronto, Number Eleven has toured through Canada and the U.S., introducing the company’s unique performances to fresh audiences and winning strong appreciation for its work in diverse communities. Throughout all various phases of work, the company members, Varrick Grimes, Alex McLean, Elizabeth Rucker, and Jane Wells, with director Ker Wells, engage in a rigorous training of body and voice.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 10 am – 4 pm
Market Hall Theatre
336 George St. N.
Call PND to register: 745-1788.