Highgate is a morbid romp through Victorian funerary culture, jumping straight from the darkest part of Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg’s imagination. Reflecting personal and collective grief, a band of figures captivate in this fascinating gothic feast of death, physical oddity, humour, and horror. A group piece to be performed by five dancer-actors with site specific elements.

Created and performed by Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg

Performers:  Susan Elliott, Bevin Poole, Alison Denham,

Justine A. Chambers, Kimberly Stevenson and Kate Franklin

Directed by Anita Rochon

Original Music: Marc Stewart

Lighting Design: James Proudfoot

Costumes: Alice Mansell


  • November 4 -17 , 2014 - Made in B.C. Tour 2014 - Smithers, Kitimat, Nanaimo, Saltspring Island, B.C. (with thanks to the Shadbolt Arts Centre for the pre-tour residency)

  • November, 2013 - Dance In Vancouver - The Scotiabank Dance Centre, Vancouver, BC.

  • April 30, 2013 -The Cultch, Vancouver, BC, premiere