“Gossip with Whales: Exploring Ocean Science through Applied Theatre”

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In celebration of our shared ocean and the launch of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030, the University of Victoria Faculty of Fine Arts and Ocean Networks Canada present...

"Gossip with Whales: Exploring Ocean Science through Applied Theatre"

Join us for this unique live event and world premiere performance of 4 new choral compositions, Corals Crawl, To the Pacific, Gossip with Whales and Bamboo Stilts. Inspired and guided by applied theatre director and UVic PhD graduate Dennis Gupa—the current ONC/Fine Arts Artist-in-Residence—this event is the fruition of a unique collaboration between ocean science and the arts, which has drawn on Tanaga, a Filipino traditional lyrical artform, and insights into current challenges for our oceans collected during his time at ONC.

Dennis, along with a panel of artists, performers and scientists, will share the stories and meanings behind these interdisciplinary compositions. You will be invited to participate by sharing your impressions of each new original composition. You will also be able to submit your comments and questions to shape the discussion.

The ocean has many songs to sing. Join us for this feast of music and celebration!

Here is a short clip on what Dennis has done through his being an artist-in-residence of Ocean Networks Canada.
For inquiries, contact Dennis Gupa at [email protected]

Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrd-CvrzsrEtxUQlLYHjfAD_7a98yC2phd