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
“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
Created in residency at the Factory Theatre (2012) with support from The Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council and The Toronto Arts Council.