Site-Specific Spectacular

Part of the 26th annual High Performance Rodeo
January 12-28, 2012
TOUR #1: Needle in the Sky (January 12-14)
TOUR #2: Shadow of the Tower (January 19-21)
TOUR #3: Beyond the Curtain (January 19-21)
TOUR #4: Death of the Freak Show (January 24-28)

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Dancers in a freight elevator? Acrobats in the boiler room? Actors on a rooftop?!

Welcome to the Site-Specific Spectacular, a mini-festival that features performances in the most bizarre locations imaginable. In four distinct tours, more than 50 local artists will climb the heights of the Calgary Tower and explore the depths of the EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts.

The series concludes with Death of the Freak Show, an original play by Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre inspired by the classic freak shows of America's scandalous past. Follow characters like Myrtle, the Four-Legged Girl, Kale "Rottentongue" Miller and Lady Lala, the Bearded Beauty, in their struggle against the tyranny of normal.

"Entertaining and chilling ... The audience was held spellbound by either laughter or amazement throughout the tour."
- Random Nation

"Imaginatively weird, madly grotesque and freak-y."
- Bob Clark, The Calgary Herald

Design by Gillian Hickie


TOUR #1: Needle in the Sky
January 12-14, Calgary Tower
Thursday-Saturday: 7:30, 8:30 & 9:30 pm
Saturday: 1:00 pm
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Tour Guides: Mark Ikeda & Richard Lee
Featuring: Catch the Keys Productions; Kaely Dekker; Kristin Eveleigh, Elaine Weryshko & Patrick Quinn; Humble Wonder Theatre; Jennifer Roberts
TOUR #2: Shadow of the Tower
January 19-21, Calgary Tower
Thursday-Saturday: 7:30, 8:30 & 9:30 pm
Saturday: 1:30 pm
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Tour Guides: Devon Dubnyk & Mike Tan;
Featuring: Julia Burns; Mikaela Cochrane; Jennifer DeWolf & Daniel Mills; Geneviève & Georgette Paré; Tony Tran & Liana Law
TOUR #3: Beyond the Curtain
January 19-21, EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts
Thursday-Saturday: 8:00, 9:00 & 10:00 pm
Saturday: 2:00 pm
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Tour Guides: Val Duncan & Celene Harder
Featuring: Jessica Barrera; Nyssa Brown & Joleen Toner; Jeff Kubik; Natalka Lewis; Alexandra Prichard, Naomi Williams & Howard Wright w/ Ben Davenport, Eric Nyland & Alice Prichard
TOUR #4: Death of the Freak Show
January 24-28, EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts
Tuesday-Saturday: 7:30 pm
Friday-Saturday: 9:30 pm
Saturday: 1:30 pm
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Director: Charles Netto
Dramaturg: Mark Hopkins
Featuring:
    Léda Davies
    Pattie Dwyer
    Bobbi Goddard
    Ian McFarlane
    Jed Tomlinson
    Dana Welz
Stage Manager: Erin Bauer
Sound Designer: Kyle Hinton
Costume Designer: Nick Blais