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Alberta Fringe Festivals (Edmonton): Held – mindhive collective

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Alberta Fringe Festivals (Edmonton): Held – mindhive collective

From top, Brooke Leifso, Andrea Rankin and Tonya Rae Chrystian

From top, Brooke Leifso, Andrea Rankin and Tonya Rae Chrystian

Held, by mindhive collective

Everyone’s holding onto something. What does it take to retrace the steps back to the first arms that held you? Held is the latest creation from the acclaimed collective that birthed s/kin and A Wake, exploring what it is to be held and what it means to let go.

Held follows the story of a baby’s last moments in the womb, swimming around in the ancestral soup. Using movement, installation, and dialogue, mindhive collective attempts to untangle and explore the patterns that we inherit to help us cope and survive in a world. Often these patterns, become a hindrance, an annoyance of our mothers that we don’t even know we mirror or re-act. Held pieces together a family history that echoes and reverberates through a child that is about to be born.

Runtime: 50 minutes
Co-devisers and Performers: Andrea Rankin, Brooke Leifso and Tonya Rae Chrystian, Laura Porter
Installation & Lighting Design: Laura Porter and Geneva Seaton
Projection Design: Alysha Creighton
Sound Design: Misha Hlebnicov
Production Coordinator: Aliya Jamal

Venue 15 – South Side Memorial Chapel – 8310 104 street
Tickets: $12.50
Visit http://tickets.fringetheatre.ca/DateSelection.aspx?item=1628 to buy tickets.

Friday, August 16, 9pm
Saturday, August 17, 9pm
Sunday, August 18, 9pm
Tuesday, August 20, 9pm
Wednesday, August 21, 9pm
Thursday, August 22, 9pm
Friday, August 23, 9pm
Saturday, August 24, 9pm



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