“Come enter our lab and find out what those rowdy kids from Gen Y-made!”
Excerpted from Press Release:
The 10/10/10 Project is a large-scale interdisciplinary piece that explores the idea of moving forward when the people we love don’t need us anymore. Inspired by postmodern chance procedures, 10/10/10 is a gathering point that combines the work of 43 emerging artists of 3 different mediums. Who knows what will be created?
In April 2014, 10 emerging writers from across Canada wrote 10 pieces using the prompt “There’s something here that shouldn’t be” These pieces were then given to 10 emerging composers who composed 10 unique musical tracks based on the essence of the writing they were given. Each piece of music was then matched with one of 10 emerging choreographers, who created a movement piece inspired by the music they received. The writers then returned to view these dance creations and each wrote a final piece inspired by the essence of the individual dance they had been assigned. During this process, none of the artists were allowed to talk to each other about the work they had exchanged, creating an ego-less and random creation environment.
Now, the 10 final pieces of writing, 10 pieces of choreography, and 10 pieces of music have all been combined to form one piece of interdisciplinary dance-theatre, facilitated by a director who is unable to speak with any of the creators as well, forced to find the through line based solely the presentation of work itself.
10/10/10 is inspired by the idea of imagined community: that even if we do not speak the same language or live in the same space, we can still find hopes, dreams, despairs and inspirations from the work of another who we may never meet. We can communicate without ego, crossing borders through our art.
Our award winning collection of artists (all between the ages of 18 and 33) have danced in Shawn Desmond videos and scored films at Cannes. They have worked with the Blyth festival, Theatre Aquarius, Buddies in Bad Times, their award winning work being produced in the Hamilton and Toronto Fringe Festivals, and the Summerworks Performance Festival. We even have an award winning Maclean’s writer on board all the way from Vancouver!
With 43 artists from across the country, 10/10/10 is the largest show at this year’s TorontoFringe Festival. Come enter our lab and find out what those rowdy kids from Gen Y-made!
- July 3rd – 7:00 PM
- July 4th – 12:00 PM
- July 6th – 6:45 PM
- July 8th – 3:30 PM
- July 9th – 3:30 PM
- July 11th – 2:15 PM
- July 12th – 1:45 PM
Venue: Factory Theatre (Mainspace), 125 Bathurst.
Tickets for all Fringe productions are $10, $12 in advance. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone (416-966-1062, business hours only), in-person from the festival box office located in the parking lot behind Honest Ed’s, (481 Bloor West), or — if any remain — from the venue box office, starting one hour before showtime. (Cash-only.)
The festival offers a range of money-saving passes for committed Fringers; see website for details.
Be advised that Fringe shows always start exactly on time, and latecomers are never admitted.
Production photograph by Jordan Laffrenier. Photograph is of a workshop of this production, and does not necessarily reflect final casting.