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Connective T/issue—Classical Cirque

What is our connective tissue? What keeps us apart?

Curated and hosted by Cris Derksen and Sido Adamson

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Six pairs of artists from across the continent present collaborative digital works that explore our common threads and the barriers that divide us. Combining award-winning Indigenous composers and world-class circus performers, Connective T/issue is a collection of short films and digital performance pieces shown through the various lenses that keep us connected.

The Artists

Curated by: Cris Derksen and Sidonie Adamson
Video Editor: Cameron Anderson

Performers: Cris Derksen and Sido Adamson
Title of Pieces: New Heya, Eider Ducks
Title of Music: New Heya, Eider Ducks
Videographer: Cameron Anderson
Lighting Designer: Taylor Jansen

Performers: Sonny-Ray Day Rider, and Noeli Acoba
Title of Piece: Elementerra
Title of Music: Water Spirit/Our Blood Mother, Elementerra
Videographer: Bani Logroño/Amanda Simon

Performers: Eliot Briton and Erin Ball
Title of Piece: EB² – Sparkle Cannon Shuffle
Title of Music: Ambient Ships
Title of Music: Sparkle Cannon Shuffle
Videographer: Bon Evans
Access Consultation: Alex Bulmer
Choreography Consultation: Jane Kirby
Fiddle: Eliot Britton

Performers: Andrew Balfour and Matt Bagshaw
Title of Piece: 2 paychecks
Title of Music: Standing Reserve
Videographer: Cameron Anderson
Lighting Designer: Taylor Jansen
Helper 1: Sido Adamson
Helper 2: Katheryn Isfeld
Star of the Show: Cyr wheel

Performers: Geronimo Inutiq and Sam Hollis
Videographer: Chase Levy

Performers: Ian Cusson and Kasha Konaka
Title of Piece: Where There’s A Wall
Title of Music: Where There’s A Wall (Bird Song, Grief Poem, Offerings)
Singer: Midori Marsh
Piano: Ian Cusson
Poetry: Joy Kogawa
Toronto Production (of the music): Victor Pokinko