episode 02 // [elephants] collective
a conversation about A Kitchen Sink Drama
with Ximena Huizi, Thomas McKechnie, Krystina Bojanowski and Michael Reinhart
Feb. 11th, 2016
Merchants of Green Coffee
What was originally planned as a meeting with Thomas became, as schedules go, an invitation to watch a rehearsal. It was great to peek in on an [elephants] rehearsal from the outside and see an entirely different process than the one I experienced during A Wake for Lost Time. These cats really love questioning theatre’s role in today’s society.
A Kitchen Sink Drama plays during Week One (Feb. 17th – 20th) of the 37th Rhubarb Festival @ buddies in bad times. Click the banner below to take you to Rhubarb’s site.
Damian Norman is a dance artist based in Toronto; past performances have included company works with “Frog In Hand”, “Form Contemporary Dance Theatre”, and the “Chimera Project” showcased at the Harbourfront Center’s Next Steps series in their ContemporaryFlamenco fusion, Bird Bee Bat Attack. He is a dance instructor at The Living Arts Center and a ballroom instructor at Arthur Murray Dance.
A holder of a B.Mus from Humber College and alumni of the Toronto All-Star Big Band, Patrick Dilkie is an active member of Toronto’s music community as a keyboardist, singer and composer. Patrick has performed in Japan, Chicago and New York.
This work is an improvised exploration influenced and driven by my own personal relationships. The work is intended to explore the ways we connect to others, how we manage our own predispositions and expectations while negotiating the very same with the people around us. This piece is about the self; how to let go of our attachments while navigating our own sense of authenticity.