- October 30th, 2012
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Emmeline Grouse lives in a small town in Vermont, in a house overlooking an abandoned cemetery where she and her sister Lucy would often play. Adapted from the comic art novel by US-born/Lyon-based artist Juliacks, SWELL explores the memory-shifting and kaleidoscopic journey of grief as Emmeline confronts her fears, dreams and imagination.
SWELL premièred in March 2012 at Culture Project’s Women Center Stage Festival in Manhattan and was met with rave reviews in the New York Times and Huffington Post. Travelling now to Winnipeg, where it will be re-imagined in partnership with a variety of local contributors, SWELL is ready to rise again combining the graphic novel’s narrative with sound, video, and performance art, resulting in a spectacular, character-driven reflection of loss.
Directed by Kathleen Amshoff (New York) and associate directed/dramaturged by Sam Creely (New York), SWELL will be performed by Tanja Faylene, Coral Maloney, Brenda McLean, Chris Sabel, Charlene Van Buekenhout with additional contributions from Lasha Mowchun and Barbara Choboter. Possibly more TBA!
SWELL is a uniquely beautiful work that has transformed across a range of artistic media since its original inception in 2006. Changing with each group of collaborators, SWELL is an ongoing project that anticipates travelling to other cities so that it may continue to evolve over time.
For additional information about the history of SWELL, including notes about its past development in the United States, Australia and various locations throughout Scandinavia, please visit: http://www.swellshow.org/
—–Friday, November 9: Doors at 7:30 p.m.; Showtime at 8:00 p.m.
—–Saturday, November 10: Doors at 7:30 p.m.; Showtime at 8:00 p.m.
—–Sunday, November 11: Doors at 1:30 p.m.; Showtime at 2:00 p.m.
Admission: Reserve seating will be made available beginning October 28. To reserve seats, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 204.944.1621. Admission is $10.00 payable at the door (cash only). Thank you!
Location: Atomic (167 Logan Avenue – the only building at the corner of Martha Street and Logan Avenue). The venue is easily accessible by a number of bus routes. Limited street parking available; additional parking is available at the Impark lot adjacent to the Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature.