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The sound of breaking glass... A group of friends disturb the dusty silence of an abandoned factory. They play lively music, they dance.  A friend strays into the darkness... he does not return.

Memories come awake in the night.


Creature draws upon the constant, immersive and consuming presence of technology. It gives physical form to whispered fears and grieves for identities lost. Creature fulfills an urgent need for highly physical forms of storytelling. Dancers journey through the space and the audience moves with them - promenade style. Inspired, situated and performed in an abandoned arms manufacturing plant, audience members encountered the physical and metaphorical spaces abandoned this military factory

Creative Team

Concept: Colleen Snell & Noelle Hamlyn
Performers & Collaborators: Mayumi Lashbrook,

Ofilio Sinbadinho, Maddy Wright, Alvin Collantes,

Kristen Carcone, Damian Norman, Thomas Colford, Philippe Poirier, J.T. Papandreos, Colleen Snell
Dramaturge, Mentor: Daniel Levinson
Choreography & Direction: Colleen Snell 

Costumes, Visual Design: Noelle Hamlyn

Lighting Design: Joe Pagnan

With Thanks

The Ontario Arts Council

the Canada Council for the Arts

the Small Arms Society

Rapier Wit


In Situ 2016 artists & volunteers, the women of the Small Arms Ltd, Heritage Mississauga, Cawthra Park Secondary School, Frog in Hand volunteers


Video by Digital Apeture

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