Room 2048

Tue January 14 - Thu January 16, 2020
Room 2048

One Yellow Rabbit presents
Room 2048
Hong Kong Exile

January 14 – 16, 7:30pm
Tuesday – Thursday 7:30pm
Engineered Air Theatre, Arts Commons

Part of the 34th annual High Performance Rodeo, Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts

Room 2048 — a dream machine — in digital light and smoke, we pursue a history that is not ours. A living past, a dying future, and a stillborn present. We will lie. We will cheat. We will spend thousands of years here.

Known for their loud and striking digital aesthetic, tongue-in-cheek humour, and engagement with cultural politics; the supergroup Hong Kong Exile has created a theatrical multi-media and dance exploration that takes on the socio-political realities of the Cantonese migration. Evoking expressions of loss, nostalgia and desire, Room 2048 breaks down barriers and challenges that unite us all.

Ideal for: Performances, presentations, lectures, weddings
Capacity: 185 – Theatre-style seating 150 – Cocktail reception  80 - dinner
Stage: Stage measures 11’ deep x 34’ wide 
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible seats
Included: customizable theatre lighting, standard room set-up, private lobby, event planning support 

Completed in 1994 the Engineered Air Theatre carries on the tradition of having a theatre located in its exact location for over 100 years, even incorporating rescued decorative elements from the old Empress Theatre into both its theatre and lobby design. In the summer of 2016, the Engineered Air had a face lift with the comfier chairs and updated décor.