Making the Invisible Visible: Embodied Explorations of Site & Situation


*Please note that ALL events below are offsite.

These below events are organized by the AGGV in collaboration with Open Space. 

Making the Invisible Visible: An embodied exploration of site and situation brings together Margaret Dragu (Vancouver), Johanna Householder (Toronto), and Judith Price (Victoria), three of Canada’s most influential performance artists.

Through a series of creative residencies in Victoria and ongoing conversations and collaboration with each other and a group of local dancers (Andie Britton-Foster, Diane Dakers, Jordan Dalley, Katia Gauvin, Tiffany Hannan, Elaine Hooper, April Russell, and Gracey Wynter), the artists have developed a series of projects that explore the relationships between performance art, dance, intervention, public space, and location.

Each performance takes place in a different Capital Regional District municipality. Dragu, working with the dancers, artist Fran Benton, and Rev. Michelle Slater of Oak Bay United Church, will lead public participants in a choreographed exploration of the “tweed curtain”, the imaginary dividing line between Victoria and Oak Bay.

Householder will give a “nature talk” in which she explains human behaviour - including bird-inspired dance - to an early morning avian audience, at the Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary in Saanich. 

In the final performance, Price and dancers will invite the public to reflect upon the naval history of Macaulay Point Park in Esquimalt though the lens of movement and gesture inspired by synchronized swimming. 

June 21, 2017 | 5 - 7 PM | Tweed Curtain | A performance choreographed by Margaret Dragu | Along Foul Bay Road, Meet at Oak Bay Municipal Hall

June 24, 2017 | 12 PM | Macaulay Point | A Performance choreographed by Judith Price | Macaulay Point Park

June 25, 2017 | 6 AM start | Swan Lake | A performance choreographed by Johanna Householder | Swan Lake Christmas Hill Bird Sanctuary