2014 Found Festival Promo

June 26 – 29, 2014

At various unconventional locations in the Old Strathcona neighbourhood.
Box Office located at Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Park

The Line-up

Trace Created by Ainsley Hillyard, co-founder of the award-winning Good Women Dance Collective, with sound and projection design by Elijah Lindenberger. A mixture of dance, live capture projection and music, exploring the traces we leave behind and how they decay over time.

Faraday Cage Written and directed by Morgan Smith with dramaturgy by Clinton Carew. An interactive, multi-media experience, which asks audiences to walk across and explore some of the darker sides of Edmonton’s High Level Bridge.

Citizens’ Gallery After its enormous success last year, the Citizen’s Gallery is back! Conceived as the “people’s gallery,” the Citizen’s Gallery is a place for audiences to make their own art, observe works-in-progress, and view past creations.

**To submit for the Citizen’s Gallery, please contact mmelenka@ualberta.ca

Neon Written and performed by Thomas Barnet, directed and dramaturged by Jon Lachlan Stewart. A solo-piece set in an alley at night. In life, Neon and his best friend Jeremy were haunted by their fear of death, before finally devoting their lives to it. Audiences choose the questions which determine the story’s order.

Never, Never Promise Productions’ Ellen Chorley brings us Never, Never, based on the well-known children’s story “Peter Pan” by JM Barrie. Re-imagine the Edmonton River Valley as an urban concrete Neverland, quest under the Duggan Bridge, along the tracks, and down to the river. Never, Never will also be the first Found Festival show to include youth performers.

Herb Written and performed by Ben Stevens, directed by Elizabeth Hobbs. Meet Herbert George Larson, a 9-year old who “lives” in a grocery store. After slipping and smashing his skull by the sweet potatoes three years ago, Herb hasn’t set foot outside. Now, he’s dying to get out.

Also, we are thrilled to bring brand new features to this year’s Festival, such as a roving food concession, as well as a mobile Festival App for your phone!

Single Performance Festival Events!

The Opening Kick-Off on Thursday, June 26

A live music and visual art show at Queen Elizabeth Outdoor Pool featuring the rhythmical stylings of Rogue and The Sweathearts and more!

An audience-fueled flashmob choreographed by Tatiana Cheladyn

Live Mural Painting by Shannon Clark, capturing the festival on canvas! Her pieces will be exhibited our Closing Ceremonies

Late night Capture the Flag!

On-going events on the Festival Grounds such as a graffiti wall and a music circle

The Closing Ceremonies on Sunday, June 29 features a music-filled party showcase with the Cayley Thomas Band, art unveilings, awards and more!

We look forward to enjoying the festival with you.
See you June 26-29!

Found Festival Group Shot

A Few Good Things to Know About Found

SO, THIS IS YOUR FIRST FOUND FESTIVAL. OR, MAYBE IT’S NOT. Maybe you’re just eager to get the most up-to-date, insider pro-tips on how to get the most out of this 4-day, rain or shine, art adventure extravaganza! Whatever your reason, this post should give you a bit more information about everything Found related, including a map, info on the schedule, and some answers to frequently asked questions.

WHAT IS THE FOUND FESTIVAL?
The Found Festival is a multidisciplinary, site-specific performing arts festival, happening in Edmonton, Alberta’s Old Strathcona from June 26 to 29, 2014. In other words— a bunch of emerging artists, creating new work in non-traditional venues— think back alleys, cars, museums, libraries, apartment buildings, and public parks!

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU?

1. Several performances take place outdoors, so dress accordingly! Check the weather forecast before heading out in the morning— sunscreen, bug spray & umbrellas are your friends!

2. Venues vary greatly in terms of capacity and seating options. Get your tickets early to ensure you see everything! Also— many pieces are standing room only! Others provide opportunities for you to move around throughout. Don’t like where you’re watching from? Move somewhere else! Also, if you or someone you’re traveling the festival with have specific needs, related to seating or otherwise, please let our staff at the Box Office know, so that we can figure out together how we can best accommodate you.

3. Get into it! The more you put into your Found experience, participation-wise, the more you’ll get out of it. Feel free to ask questions, touch things, engage with your surroundings. If a performer tries to interact with you and you’re into it, try responding and see what happens. A general rule do what you want, as long as you’re respecting your own boundaries, as well as those of the people around you. If you’re not interrupting the piece with your participation, that’s a plus too. A good rule is to have fun, but use your common sense.

Any inquiries or questions please contact Festival Director – Andrew Ritchie

The Found Festival is supported by the Edmonton Arts Council and the City of Edmonton

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