June 7, 2019 | 7, 8 & 9PM
Malaspina Theatre | VIU
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.
Presented by Crimson Coast Dance, Digital Folk 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.
“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, The Georgia Straight
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.
Digital Folk will be performed three times at the Malaspina Theatre at VIU on June 7th, 2019, at 7, 8, and 9 PM. DJ Andfriends will be performing in the lobby during the shows, and move to the stage afterwards for an all out closing dance party for all.
One ticket gets you into any or all three showings! Space is limited, get your tickets now!