still here is an intimate living portrait of a woman in a place where things are not always what they seem. Alone in a constructed room, she gains and loses control. Triggering the sound and lighting from within the set, she is an agent of change in a delicate world of shifting rules. Part installation, part fantastical solo drifting between realities, still here is a recurrent coming to terms with appearances, eventualities and what is ahead. choreography & performance: Heidi Strauss set & costume: Julie Fox music & projection: Jeremy Mimnagh lighting: Rebecca Picherack
Duration: 55min Created with support from The Factory Theatre, the Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.
“still here is mesmerizingly beautiful...[a]nd Strauss is quite simply a treasure – smart, original and increasingly literate in the nuances of theatrical magicianship.”
Kathleen Smith, The Dance Current
“Such a remarkably nuanced message could only be achieved by dance, and by an artist working only at the topmost level of her craft.” Stephen Bonfield, Calgary Herald