AUG 2-26 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in association with CanadaHub (King's Hall at SummerHall) TIckets: festival18.summerhall.co.uk/event/chase-scenes/
Choreographed and Directed by Ming Hon
Featuring Hilary Anne Crist, Alexandra Elliott, and Ming Hon
Designer / Technical Director jaymez
Original Video by Kayla Jeanson
Inspired by our collective nightmare of being chased and the manifestation of this in film culture and real life experience, three women running as if their lives depended on it enact various chase scenes at a break-neck pace. In combination with video cameras displaying live feed projections, a collection of props and costumes, the spectacle is both live and on screen. An absurd DIY film studio exploring the fear, adrenaline, and comedy of the pursued. ‘Cutting to the chase' is a common turn of phrase originating from early silent films. Screenwriters would bore the audience with unnecessary filler for a length of time leading up to the chase scene, which was the most anticipated part of the movie. Each scene in this performance is delivered straight, no chaser.
Presented in association with Summerhall, CanadaHub is produced by Michael
Rubenfeld of Selfconscious Productions in partnership with the Canada Council for the Arts and in association with the High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom. The Winnipeg Production is produced with the generous support of Manitoba Arts Council.
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