Premiered on February 16 - 18, 2017 at the Scotiabank Dance Centre

and presented with the Chutzpah! Festival & The Dance Centre

Post show artist talkback, Friday, February 17.

More information and tickets, here.

Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg and Italy's Silvia Gribaudi collide and embrace in a new collaboration which navigates the role of comedy as a catalyst to understanding and communication, addressing questions of gender, culture, and language along the way. Both of these seriously funny women have crafted their own expert blends of physicality and characterization to create hilarious but poignant works that reflect on the absurdities of life and what it means to be human. Featuring an original soundscape composed and performed live by musician Marc Stewart, empty.swimming.pool is a cocktail of dance, theatre, and voice, spiced with acute observations and subversive humour.

Tara and Silvia worked together in Italy (April 2016) for the 2nd phase of research, creation, and outreach.


Residencies 2015

Dance Victoria, August 2015 as part of the Chrystal Dance Prize.
The Scotiabank Dance Centre, August 2015


Studio showing: Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 5pm.
The Scotiabank Dance Centre
677 Davie Street, Vancouver BC

Italy 2016

Armunia - Festival Costa degli Etruschi, registered office: Castello Pasquini, Piazza della Vittoria 1, 57016 Castiglioncello http://www.armunia.eu http://www.costadeglietruschi.it/mediterranean_tuscany/dettaglio_arte.asp?KeyArte=45 

April 23 - 30, 2016 Bassano Del Grappa https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bassano_del_Grappa http://ednetwork.eu/member/csc-centro-per-la-scena-contemporanea-bassano-del-grappa-it/