Image: Natalie Schneck on the first day of research (Brian Quirt)

Discovering Physical Narrative

Pure Research 24 – Joanna Garfinkel and Natalie Schneck

Research focus

Developing a dramaturgical template to create emotional and evocative performance work from non-narrative source material. What are the dramaturgical potentials of non-narrative, public information such as brochures and pamphlets? How many different ways can we approach the material physically and philosophically.

Collaborators and credits

Jenn Griffin, Naomi Sider, Victoria Lyons, Elliot Vaughan, and Elysse Cheadle, with Nightswimming’s Brian Quirt, Rupal Shah, and SFU’s DD Kugler.

Woodward Centre, Contemporary Arts, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, May 30-June 1, 2013.

Research materials

Joanna Garfinkel & Natalie Schneck in rehearsal. One standing with their hand out, the other sitting on the floor
Four people facing backwards, with a wall of windows in front of them
Two images next to each other of Natalie Schneck. One, seated with their legs out in front of them, the other they are laying on their back with one leg up.