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PLASTIC ORCHID FACTORY’s entre chien et loup

May 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

$15 – $25

May 25 @ 7:30 pm 9:30 pm

Solo peformance by James Gnam.

Between dog and a wolf is an expression from old French commonly used to describe a time of the day when the light is so dim you can’t distinguish a dog from a wolf. Twilight, dawn, dusk.

In this new solo work, Gnam embodies multiple layers of the “dog and wolf” expression to expose his process of making a solo during a pandemic.

In that time between the dog and the wolf, we might feel deceived by our eyes, caught somewhere between comfort and fear, between what is real and unreal. It is a time of transformation, “the hour in which every being becomes their own shadow, and thus something other than themselves. The hour of metamorphoses, when people half hope, half fear that a dog will become a wolf.” (Barbara Bray, from the translation of Jean Genet’s Prisoner of Love).

The work develops through cosplay and child-like inquisitiveness, reaching into the thresholds of the familiar and unfamiliar, of safety and threat, of human nature turning wild and uneasiness replacing certainty.

Learn more about Plastic Orchid Factory:  https://plasticorchidfactory.ca/


May 25
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
$15 – $25
Event Category:
VIU Campus, 900 Fifth Street
Nanaimo, V9R 5S5
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May 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

$15 – $25

Malaspina Theatre

VIU Campus, 900 Fifth Street
Nanaimo, V9R 5S5


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