Wells Hill [2017]

Wells Hill is an immersive contemporary dance work by Action at a Distance (Vanessa Goodman) that celebrates communication and explores humanity's relationship with medium and performance. It draws inspiration from the work of Marshall McLuhan and Glenn Gould, two Canadian luminaries who altered how we consume art and information. With an incredible cast of performers backed by an innovative artistic team this work promises to be an exciting tapestry of movement and sound. Choreographer Vanessa Goodman’s thoughtful work strives to be a spectacle and has been praised for its "thrilling visual magic" (The Georgia Straight).

Featuring an incredible group of artists/collaborators:

Choreographer: Vanessa Goodman
Lighting Designer: James Proudfoot
Projection Design: Ben Didier, Milton Lim and Vanessa Goodman
Costume Design: Diane Park
Collaborating Dance Artists/Performers: Lara Barclay, Karissa Barry, Dario Dinuzzi, Bynh Ho, Arash Khakpour, Alexa Mardon and Bevin Poole
Composers: Scott Morgan (Loscil) and Gabriel Saloman
Apprentice: Shion Carter
SFU Interns: Samantha Penner and Anya Saugstad
Publication: Peter Dickinson
Production Manager: Jessica Chambers
Outside Eye: James Gnam

Performance schedule: 

Chutzpah! Festival World Premiere Feb 25th-28th 2015
Dance in Vancouver Nov 21st 8pm 2015
Shadbolt Centre for the Arts March 2nd-5th 2016

Full-Length Premiere: 
DanceHouse and SFUW Commissioning & Presenting Partner
Fei and Milton Wong Theatre
Nov 24th & 25th 8pm, Nov 26th 2pm, 2017
Shadbolt Centre for the Arts Feb 2019 + 

Wells Hill was made possible with generous support from Canada Council for the Arts, The British Columbia Arts Council and The City of Vancouver.