Theatre New Brunswick is pleased to announce its participation in the province-wide collaborative project, Isolated//Together.
Led by Atlantic Ballet Theatre in collaboration with Harrison Burton of Brainworks Creative, Isolated//Together is a multidisciplinary project documenting the COVID-19 experience in New Brunswick through dance, film, music, spoken word, photography and visual arts. Other partners in this project include the Beaverbrook Art Gallery (working 14 visual artists from across the province), photographer Denis Duquette, composer/musician Elephant Skeletons and 14 dancers from Atlantic Ballet, Connection Dance Works (Saint John) and Solo Chicken Productions (Fredericton) as well as Wolastoq performance artist Nipahtuwet Naka Wespahtuwet Possesom.
“For our contribution to this massive project, we have been collecting stories from a wide range of New Brunswickers in various languages from English to French and Migmaw to Tamil. The range of experiences we’ve been hearing has been in a word, overwhelming,” said TNB Artistic Director Natasha MacLellan.
For its part in the project, TNB has conducted several interviews, both in-person and online, capturing audio which will be used to convey one aspect of this story within the world of Isolated//Together.
“We see this project as a creative reaction to a very troubling time in our collective history,” said MacLellan. “We’ve heard stories of love, loss and optimism and the many ways our friends and neighbours have managed to cope with the defining event of 2020. We can’t wait to share this project with audiences across the province in the New Year.”
Isolated//Together is currently in development. Watch for updates and new details coming soon.