Making waves in the arts and disability scene, SPINE was co-commissioned by the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad and presented by SFU Woodward’s Inaugural Program as part of Vancouver’s Cultural Olympiad, coinciding with the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games.
A fascinating look at the myriad of issues we all face when big life changes come our way … ~ SEE Magazine
SPINE was one of Realwheels’ most fast paced, sensually evocative theatre plays. It playfully explored identity in the face of a sudden life transformation pushing the boundaries of technology along the way. Utilizing imaginative functions of video screens, three-dimensional projections and actor-influenced soundscapes, it met James Sanders ambitions as he says, “My interest in the technology is to meet the demand of a more contemporary audience, and to try and attract people into the theatre who wouldn’t normally go because theatre is more traditional.” Audiences attending SPINE were taken into a virtual universe where avatars provided a seductive opportunity to reinvent one’s body and soul, free from the boundaries of human physicality and conventional morality.
Click below to watch a short SPINE teaser!