BY JO-LEE

Created by Pam Tzeng

BIG SECRET THEATRE, ARTS COMMONS

Performed by Pam Tzeng and Chad Bryant

SATURDAY MARCH 16, 2019 – 7:00PM

BY JO-LEE is a double bill program featuring two works by Calgary based creator Pam Tzeng. Fall in love and bear witness to the life tragedies of Tzeng’s alter-ego Jo-Lee in these two delightfully disturbing performance hybrids of contemporary dance, clown and puppetry.

“SHE and…he” by Jo-Lee
SHE who discovers and confronts her “Asian Mystique” and he who holds the world with wonderbread existence. Pleasure and shame climax to transform Jo-Lee (and John’s) questionable reality in this coming of age performance that playfully explores exoticism, stereotype and cultural expectations of being.

“A Meditation on the End” by Jo-Lee
With death in arms, then at her feet, Jo-Lee muses on what has given her life meaning. In this bare bones duet, Tzeng leaps into the fragmented memories of an imagined other, crafting a theatrical dance that embraces the poetry and humour of existential longing.

AGE 15+

SHOWTIMES AND TICKETS

March 16, 2019
7:00PM

SHE and…he by Jo-Lee

CREDITS

Concept and choreography: Pam Tzeng
Sound Design: Krzyzstof Sujata; Music by Colleen
Dramaturgy: Andy Curtis
Lighting design: Pam Tzeng and Nicole Olson Grant-Suttie
Costume/Set Design: Pam Tzeng
Puppet builder:Katie Green
Premiere: On the Boards NW New Works Festival 2018 Seattle, WA
Creation & presentation support: Calgary Arts Development, Canada Council for the Arts and W&M Dance Projects

CAST

Pam Tzeng
Chad Bryant

A Meditation on the End by Jo-Lee

CREDITS

Choreography and performance: Pam Tzeng
Sound Design: Krzysztof Sujata; Music by Colleen, Marsen Jule, and Hildur Guðnadóttir
Lighting Design: Nicole Olson Grant-Suttie
Dramaturgy: Andy Curtis
Rehearsal Direction: Linnea Swan & Helen Husak
Past Presentations: The Expanse Festival 2017 – Edmonton, AB
Risk/Reward Festival of New Performance, Portland OR
Guelph Dance Festival 2018 – Guelph, ON
Research & Creation support:Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Canada Council for the Arts, One Yellow Rabbit, W&M Dance Projects

CAST

Pam Tzeng

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