April 29, 2021
For Immediate Release
April 29, 2021
When families are facing more screens, at-home schooling, remote working, and less time for fun and connection, Arts Commons Presents is offering Calgarians young and old a free, interactive audio theatre experience where YOU get to play the main characters and your home is your stage!
Running from May 8-30, 2021, Mountain Goat Mountain is an adventure tale about a quest to discover the truth behind a mysterious creature rumoured to live on Mountain Goat Mountain. Over 45-60 minutes, families simply press play on the show’s audio tracks, use household items as costumes and props, and let a narrator and immersive soundscapes guide the story from set-up to final bows.
Continuing its work of inspiring children and families through the power of art, Arts Commons Presents is pleased to offer Mountain Goat Mountain for free (a pay-what-you-can donation is suggested), and once signed up, families can access the story as many times as they like during the three-week run. Whether a purely fun escape or as an engaging, active part of a homeschooling lesson, Mountain Goat Mountain opens up a world of family discovery and imagination.
“We felt that it was important to bring this experience to Calgary families in a time when parents are so challenged to find safe, fun activities to do as a family,” says Jennifer Johnson, Vice President, Programming at Arts Commons. “It’s a really innovative approach to giving families the tools to bring the arts directly into their homes.”
Created in the town of Kyneton, Australia by Threshold, Mountain Goat Mountain quickly gained international attention for its innovation in the performing arts during a challenging time for both families and performers. Beautifully crafted and endlessly creative, Mountain Goat Mountain encourages families to flex their imaginations and explore a magical realm together.
“We’ve created a framework that empowers families to build their own theatrical worlds. As theatre makers we’re accustomed to shaping every element of the production – but through these new works we’re collaborating with families in a different way, creating moments of magic and wonder that we will never see and providing space for a playful intimacy that traditional theatre could never achieve,” says co-directors Sarah Lockwood and Tahli Corin of Threshold theatre company.
What: Mountain Goat Mountain
When: May 8 – May 30, 2021
Where: Online presentation
Tickets are FREE but registration is required to access. To register now, please visit artscommons.ca/mountain. Mountain Goat Mountain is best suited for children ages 5+.
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Alex Bonyun, Communications Manager
Arts Commons is the third-largest performing arts centre in Canada, located in downtown Calgary, with a mandate that includes a commitment to foster, promote, and present the arts. It is home to six gallery spaces, five theatres and the Jack Singer Concert Hall. As the programming arm of Arts Commons, Arts Commons Presents is one manifestation of this mandate, achieved through the programming and presenting of our in-house series': BD&P World Stage, National Geographic Live, PCL Blues, TD Amplify Cabarets, and TD Jazz, as well as the work that we do in the community. Through this work, we are able to do our part to further enrich our city, as well as create opportunities for Calgary-based artists on a multitude of levels. Arts Commons Presents invites you to discover the transformative power of the Arts.
Threshold experiences bring people together at life’s big moments. Co-founders Tahli Corin and Sarah Lockwood collaborate with a team of world-class artists, including visual and installation artists, art therapists, psychologists, composers, sound designers, digital gurus and technical wizards to create unique and interactive theatrical experiences. Since launching in 2019, Threshold’s work has been experienced by 1000’s of people across Australia and the world. With a commitment to providing space for deeper connection, physical closeness and to help people to find the poetic or the playful in life, Threshold’s work has been featured in the New York Times, and received critical acclaim from publications in Ireland, London and Australia as well as delighting audiences with an innovative and accessible approach to theatre making.
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