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New Toronto-Hamilton interdisciplinary arts collective to open Harbourfront Centre’s HATCH 2011 Season

TORONTO, ON (Feb. 9, 2011) – Emerging from two of Ontario’s most creative hubs - Toronto and Hamilton - the newly formed Looking Sea Collective will kick-off Harbourfront Centre’s HATCH 2011 season March 12. Passages is the new multi-faceted piece by Looking Sea Collective’s four artists who draw on the worlds of film, dance and music; inspired by stories harvested from family correspondence. Passages will immerse the audience in the magical space between interior and exterior worlds using choreography, video and live soundscapes while weaving together myths, legacies and buried collective memories. HATCH’s unique development and residency programme offers the public an exclusive first look at this work before Passages’ debut this summer.

For more information about Harbourfront Centre’s HATCH 2011 season, visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com/hatch or call 416-973-4000.

Performance details:
Passages
Looking Sea Collective
Saturday, March 12, 7:45 p.m., reception, Q & A to follow post-show
Harbourfront Centre’s Studio Theatre
Approximate runtime: 45 minutes
Tickets: $15, $12 (Students/Seniors/Arts Workers) or $40 Hatch Pass (all 4 Hatch shows)
Available at Harbourfront Centre box office 416-973-4000 or
online www.harbourfrontcentre.com/hatch

About the Looking Sea Collective:
Founded in 2009, the Looking Sea Collective embodies various disciplines to create layered work that encourages a more reflective and contemplative experience, causing audiences to connect their own experiences with those on the stage. They strive to challenge and redefine the conventions of performance. Total respect, trust and equal voice among the collaborators are hallmarks of the Collective’s process.

Lesley Loksi Chan is a media artist navigating film, video and installation. Her award-winning work has been exhibited and screened internationally and she recently completed her BFA in Film Production (York University). Laura Kappel is an independent dance artist. She holds a BFA Contemporary Dance from Concordia University and was selected for the International Choreographic Exchange program (ICE) at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance in 2003. Her works have been presented in Toronto, Montreal, Salzburg, Kitchener and Saskatoon. Angela Molina (EXERCISERS, Seban August) draws on the memory of her own experiences as well as those contained within the collective consciousness as the principal source of her “found sound” approach to music. She attempts to create tangible moments in time to evoke shapes, textures and colour inside sound. The ability to learn and grow from personal experience is her own unapologetic process to music creation and defines the mood of her work into what she calls an “exercise in time travel.” Arthur Yeung, originally hailing from Hong Kong, studied Electroacoustics at Concordia University. From various indie bands to solo electronic endeavours, he has performed across Toronto and Montreal (EXERCISERS, Falling Line).

About Harbourfront Centre’s HATCH
Entering its eighth year, HATCH is a key initiative in Harbourfront Centre’s mission to develop local artists and their unique practices. The HATCH mentorship provides resources and professional assistance to engaging and innovative contemporary artists looking to explore a new element of their practice. By giving the space and time for this to happen, Harbourfront Centre hopes to develop and grow the best new work coming out of Toronto.

The HATCH residency package includes one week rent-free in the Studio Theatre, technical and production assistance, box office backing and administrative assistance, marketing and media relations support and workshops, and professional development assistance. HATCH 2011 is guest curated by Ame Henderson of Public Recordings.

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Media Enquiries: Arthur Yeung | 416-317-6369 | thelookingsea@gmail.com

Website: http://thelookingsea.wordpress.com/ (inspiration & behind-the-scenes)

Images: http://thelookingsea.wordpress.com/photos/
*Hi-Res images available. Please contact: Arthur Yeung


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