High Water starts with a fish tank and a 50 gallon drum of water. As water slowly fills the tank, a performer builds landscapes inside and a play of cause and effect puts the tiny worlds into repeated moments of jeopardy and rescue or abandonment. Every moment is an experiment - some objects float, others sink, some dissolve and disappear, there may be a chain reaction, or maybe something’s trapped. It is an epic record of civilizations and historic events masquerading as a cheap party trick.
Created and performed by Robert Leveroos
in collaboration with Elysse Cheadle
Sound design by Nancy Tam
Lighting by Jonathan Kim
dramaturgy by Kathleen Flaherty
This project was made possible thanks to the generous support of the British Columbia Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, and an artist residency at Presentation House Theatre.