This year’s Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) livestream festival continues May 27-29 with WANTED by Vancouver’s new dance collective, CAMP.
WANTED is a fantastical exploration of the light and dark extremes of humanity, told through the lens of the cowboy. In a performance rich with artifice, aesthetic, exaggeration and comedy, CAMP takes a campy dive into themes of systemic evil. Panic, blame, and desperate acts of self-preservation rise to the surface, and in turn, so do escapism and indulgence.
Referencing the iconography of the cowboy for its wealth of imagery, and a sense of nostalgia, and fantasy. The violence entrenched in the history of the Wild West provides a dynamic backdrop for WANTED’s characters as they try to negotiate their day to day lives, and experience a storm of emotions.
CAMPis an artist run entity focused on the collaborative process of art making. Its mandate is to promote dialogue and care between artists throughout each step of the creative process and to make dance in a collective sharing of ideas, while supporting each collaborator’s artistic development, use of voice, and furthering of identity.
As will all events in the 2021 VIDF livestream festival, tickets are free/by-donation with advanced registration at: vidf.ca/camp