Multi-media project seeks participants

Staff writer
April 18, 2014 01:00 AM

Third Coast International Public Art Society, a registered non-profit society in British Columbia, whose last project was the highly successful community interactive performance for Ice Gate at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, announces its support of Body of Light, a multi-media performance piece created and designed by Roberts Creek's Gordon Halloran.

Body of Light, the theme to this year's fall Sechelt Arts Festival, was coined by Halloran to describe his latest oeuvre: an enlightening theatrical and entertaining performance based on the transformative nature of physical and emotional healing and the mystery of wellness.

Body of Light celebrates the myriad of human emotions experienced when one falls ill and learns to deal with the human body in a vulnerable state. In the piece Halloran explores the contradictions, rituals, emotions, variety, humour and surprise of moving from a besieged state to getting well.

The work is in a developmental stage. Halloran has been imagining this theme for several years and is currently developing the production in concert with actor/writer Caitlin Hicks and several other local professional performers and artists. The finished work will feature comedy, dance, spoken word and film. Body of Light will be presented at the Sechelt Arts Festival as the main stage production at the Raven's Cry Theatre in October.

As part of the ongoing nature of this project in the community, Body of Light invites members of the community to participate with stories of their experience of healing in all its facets. Are you a health practitioner, a patient, a family member, friend, newly diagnosed, in-process, healed? Has your journey surprised you, made you laugh, taken you to a place of healing you'd like to share? Please contact: hickshalloran@dccnet.com and arrange a time for a confidential interview.

Third Coast International Public Art Society will assist Body of Light with community awareness and participation as well as necessary fundraising.

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