Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret
Hard Times Hit Parade
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- CHOREOGRAPHER: Katherine Single-Dain
- LENGTH OF WORK: 90 minutes
- NUMBER OF PERFORMERS: 12
ABOUT THE COMPANY:
The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret was formed in 2006 as a collective of dance artists and multidisciplinary artists working in the East Vancouver community with a focus on arts for social change. The group mandate is to create original, multidisciplinary work using a collaborative group process to be performed in an immersive environment with direct audience engagement.
ABOUT HARD TIMES HIT PARADE:
Hard Times Hit Parade is a theatrical event set in a dance marathon in a world reminiscent of 1930s. Reflecting the economic hardship of our present time, this full-length theatre production is chalk-a-block with swing dance, cabaret, live music, puppetry and surprise.
Our audience experiences 6 months of dance marathon in one night! Dancing for their livelihoods, enthusiastic couples are worn down by the tribulations of the marathon, dropping off as time progresses to leave our resilient, star couples. Haunted by their own hallucinations, inner voices and deepest desires, the hidden worlds of the contestants come to life before our very eyes. Amidst this chaos in a competition they’re determined to conquer, our contestants are faced with further challenge when the City threatens to shut down the dance marathon – a losing situation for all involved, except the marathon producers, of course.
Hard Times Hit Parade is a story of cooperation, determination and survival in hard times with art, music, and dance and togetherness as unifying, uplifting food for our spirits.
Tour details to be announced.