Living Things Fest 2018: Double Bill - Shadow Puppetry & Dance Performances - Black Box Theatre

Double Bill Cabaret: Multiple Organism by Mind of Snail and a dance performance by Plastic Orchid Factory

Mind of a Snail is a shadow puppetry duo currently based out of Vancouver BC. Since 2003, Chloé Ziner and Jessica Gabriel have been developing a multilayered style of visual storytelling using overhead projectors as their main light source. Their performances play at the intersection of visual arts, clowning & music. As artistic collaborators, they are interested in exploring beyond the boundaries of traditional theatre, and creating magical immersive experiences for their audiences. Mind of a Snail’s shadow theatre has been described as an early National Film Board animation created live before your eyes.

Plastic Orchid Factory is an artist-run, interdisciplinary organization that uses the body as a site for social commentary. Established in 2008, plastic orchid develops methodologies for creation that foster engagement, play, and exploration with artists from a diversity of backgrounds and practices. Through collaboration, performance and research, plastic orchid deftly probes connections between contemporary bodies and the social, political and technological landscapes that they inhabit.

The Living Things International Arts Festival brings Kelowna’s arts communities together once a year for an inclusive, winter festival with celebrated live performances from regional, national and international artists in local venues.

This year's festival will be held from January 5th to February 4th at various downtown venues (such as the Black Box and Kelowna Community Theatres) as well as on the UBC Okanagan Campus.

Performance in the Black Box Theatre.  Located at the rear of the main Kelowna Community Theatre, accessible from Smith Avenue, near the courthouse.