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What’s On (Calgary): Se Pa Ra Ti Sm – Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre

What’s On (Calgary): Se Pa Ra Ti Sm – Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre

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Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre presents:

Se Pa Ra Ti Sm

A live performance about the forces pushing us apart, and what it means to be together.

December 3-4 & 7-11, 2021 at 7:30 pm
Doherty Hall, Stampede Youth Campus, 623 13 Avenue SE
Buy tickets online or at the door
Pay-what-you-will, recommended price $15
See below for COVID-19 audience guidelines

For almost two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has separated us – physically, ideologically, globally. And that’s not all. It feels like, everywhere we look, there are forces driving us apart. In a swirling, crisis-ridden, divided world, what does it mean to be together?

In Se Pa Ra Ti Sm, four maverick artists, Bianca Guimarães de Manuel, Mark Hopkins, Pam Tzeng, and Matthew Waddell, grapple with how anonymous systems shape their identities and relationships, and how those shifting landscapes play out in logic-defying Alberta.

Join them in a world of abstract cowboys, digital avatars, busted stereotypes and modern mythologies, for a vivid and visceral exploration around big questions of self-determination and mutual dependence!

This is an in-person event; it won’t be streamed online. We’re SO EXCITED to be back in a room together, but – recognizing that we’re still in a pandemic – we’re taking measures to make everyone safer.

All audience members will be asked to:

  • Provide proof of vaccination (the QR code available at along with matching photo identification.
  • Wear face masks while indoors. The entire Se Pa Ra Ti Sm team is fully vaccinated and will wear face masks – apart from the performers, who will be unmasked during the performance.

Also, physical distancing is encouraged. This show doesn’t have seating (though there will be a handful of chairs for those who would appreciate them); the audience will be invited to move around throughout the performance, and we ask everyone to be conscious of your own comfort and safety, and that of those around you.

The maximum capacity of Doherty Hall is 130 people, but we’re capping attendance at 50 people to better ensure comfort and safety.

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