By Jo-Lee

Sat March 16, 2019 - 7:00 PM
By Jo-Lee

Festival of Animated Objects Presents

By Jo-Lee
Created by Pam Tzeng
Performed by Pam Tzeng and Chad Bryant

Big Secret Theatre, Arts Commons
Saturday, March 16, 2019 7:00 PM

Age: 15+

BY JO-LEE is a double bill program featuring two works by Calgary based creator Pam Tzeng. Fall in love and bear witness to the life tragedies of Tzeng’s alter-ego Jo-Lee in these two delightfully disturbing performance hybrids of contemporary dance, clown and puppetry.

“SHE and…he” by Jo-Lee
SHE who discovers and confronts her “Asian Mystique” and he who holds the world with wonderbread existence. Pleasure and shame climax to transform Jo-Lee (and John’s) questionable reality in this coming of age performance that playfully explores exoticism, stereotype and cultural expectations of being.

“A Meditation on the End” by Jo-Lee
With death in arms, then at her feet, Jo-Lee muses on what has given her life meaning. In this bare bones duet, Tzeng leaps into the fragmented memories of an imagined other, crafting a theatrical dance that embraces the poetry and humour of existential longing.

Ideal for: Performances, lectures, workshops
Capacity: 165 – Theatre-style seating
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible seats
Included: customizable theatre lighting and A/V options, event planning support 

The Big Secret Theatre is not a secret anymore and at one point it wasn't even a theatre! The space, hidden away on the +15 level of Arts Commons was originally designed to function as a lounge. In 1987, One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre approached Arts Commons seeking space and the lounge space was leased to them on a trial basis. Today the company calls the Big Secret Theatre their permanent home. 

This venue has limited rental dates, to inquire about renting this space, please contact Johanne Deleeuw at or 403-264-3224, ext. 4370.

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