Experiment #5: Nocturne/Kairos

Pure Carbon is proud to present

Experiment #5: Nocturne/Kairos

Nov 4th-5th, 2016 at 8pm, and Nov 6th, 2016 at 2pm.
At The Commons Studio (190 Richmond St E).


Experiment #5 is a double bill featuring

Nocturne
a new physical theatre piece
directed by Katy Murphy
featuring and created by Marc Blanchard, Owen Fawcett,
Annelise Hawrylak, Susannah Mackay, and Chin Palipane

Kairos
an excerpt reading of a new play
written by Alex Kentris
featuring Elene Stamatatos and Jonathan Walls

To find out more about our cast and crew, click here.

What’s in a Name…

noc·turne: 1) in music, a short composition of a romantic or dreamy character suggestive of night, typically for piano. 2) in art, a picture of a night scene.

Created fast and furiously in only 5 rehearsals, Nocturne explores who we are when we’re alone in our beds at night, delving in to our dreamscape journeys and our waking life fears and aspirations.

καιρός: an Ancient Greek word. the fleeting rightness of time and place that creates the opportune atmosphere for action, words, or movement. the perfect, crucial, supreme moment.

Ioanna has traveled from her home in Athens, Greece. Nicholas has traveled from his home in Toronto, Canada, the child of Greek immigrants. They have a common goal – to see the Elgin Marbles housed in the British Museum. Ioanna is furious. Nicholas is elated.

The Elgin Marbles, also known as the Parthenon Marbles, are a collection of Classical Greek marble sculptures that were originally part of the temple of the Parthenon and other buildings on the Acropolis of Athens. They were removed and transported by sea to Britain between 1801-1812 by Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin and eventually became part of the British Museum’s permanent collection. The marbles have been a constant source of controversy as the Greek government  urges the return of the marbles to Greece for reunification.

What’s an Experiment?

This is our fifth project in a series of live performance events we call “experiments”. These are short, radical reinterpretations of classic texts that are put on with minimal rehearsal, expense and no frills production values. It is an opportunity for us to collaborate with new artists, hone our skills, and gives us an opportunity to get our name out into the wider artistic community.