Studies in Motion: The Hauntings of Eadweard Muybridge
It was the most talked-about show in the performing-arts scene when it opened in 2006 as part of PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. Now, the Electric Company Theatre’s multimedia Studies in Motion: The Hauntings of Eadweard Muybridge makes its big-stage debut, with a revamped version hitting the Vancouver Playhouse from tonight (April 2) to April 18. Written by Kevin Kerr, directed by Kim Collier, and choreographed by Crystal Pite, the play explores the life and work of turn-of-the-century photography pioneer Muybridge, the forefather of cinema. Together, the artists—who combine talents with costume artist Mara Gottler and composer Patrick Pennefather—find endlessly inventive ways to play with the idea of Muybridge freezing time in his famous shots of naked people walking and horses galloping. Missed it the first time? Now’s your chance to catch it, rejigged and polished up for a pending tour of the Yukon and Alberta.