Digital Folk Strikes Back!




Tix $20/15


Dance, Performing Arts

The digital cat is back! One of Vancouver's most critically acclaimed performance companies, plastic orchid
factory, revives its recent interdisciplinary, hybrid performance. DIGITAL FOLK STRIKES BACK is a video game + costume party + music & dance performance + installation as part of the biennial Dance in Vancouver. Video-games like Just Dance! and Rock Band have changed how we gather to sing, dance and tell stories. Digital Folk explores this phenomenon of being alone, together. Be a part of space's transformation into a playful environment that is part rumpus room from the 80’s, part visual art installation, and part secret chamber from Zelda. Seating is limited. Stay for 1 round or 2. Looping performances at 9pm & 10pm, November 23 & 24 at Left of Main.

Post-performance socials from 10:50pm. Bar opens at 8pm, until 12am. Doors open 10 minutes prior to show time. No intermission. Ins and outs permitted.

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concept & creative direction | James Gnam scenography & costume design | Natalie Purschwitz lighting design | Jonathan Kim (adaptation from James Proudfoot original) sound design | Kevin Legere artistic production | Natalie LeFebvre Gnam technical direction | Jonathan Kim & James Gnam choreography & performance | Robert Abubo, Kayla De Vos, James Gnam, Walter Kubanek, Natalie LeFebvre Gnam, Jane Osborne, Clare Twiddy, Lorenz Santos, Siobhan Sloane-Seale, Lexi Vajda

creation | Digital Folk was created in residence at The Cultch, Progress Lab 1422 (2014), Boca del Lupo’s The Anderson Street Space (2015), The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts and SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (2016).