SOMETIME BETWEEN NOW AND WHEN THE SUN GOES SUPERNOVA (REPRISE)
Theatre Junction (Calgary)
Produced and presented by Theatre Junction
May 7-10, 2014
Incubated in Paris, and first premiered in Calgary in March of 2013, Sometime between now and when the sun goes Supernova is Mark Lawes’ new multi-disciplinary creation for a hyper-accelerated world, where the familiar rubs shoulders with the strange. Inspired by Marshall McLuhan’s theories on media which essentially predicted the internet 50 years before it’s application, Sometime between now and when the sun goes Supernova is an inquest, one that investigates manifestations of personal isolation in an increasingly connected globalized world, where obsessions and quick fixes replace meaningful relationships and experiences. Since it’s Calgary premiere, the show has received national and international touring interest and Lawes and the artistic team will undertake a second investigation and re-staging in Calgary before preparing for a spring tour.
For three months during the summer of 2012, Lawes and his team developed Sometime between now and when the sun goes Supernova under the auspices of the City of Paris and the l’Instituit français international art-in-residence program at Les Récollets. Since 2006, Lawes has been creating work with an international multidisciplinary company of artists at Theatre Junction GRAND. His writing for the stage is created organically out of a friction between fragments of history, visual art, contemporary dance, music, and an alphabet of material coming from dramaturgical research. Playing with the possibilities of live performance, Lawes continues to cross boundaries between artistic disciplines. His first trilogy, based on themes of death, desire and the Canadian west, received two national tours to Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre, (On the Side of the Road, 2009) and Montreal’s Usine C (Lucy Lost Her Heart, 2012). With further touring opportunities and Lawes’ distinguished residency in France, he is poised to move his work onto the international stage.
“Supernova amplifies the discordance of our modern hyper-reality, illuminating the dreamlike state of the global village” – Museum of Contemporary Art, Calgary