PRE-SHOW CHAT with Ruth Madoc-Jones, director, 7pm in the lobby.
POST-SHOW RECEPTION meet the artists in the lobby following the show.
eidolon noun 1. an idealized person or thing. 2. a specter or phantom.
Bill James’ newest work is inspired by important relationships he has had throughout his life with those who have passed away. While it is his first full-lengthsolo work, it can also be seen as a series of duets with conjured spirits and a duet with composer David Grenon, who creates both live music and architecturalsoundscapes. Also collaborating on the project is director Ruth Madoc-Jones,whose insightful work across disciplines has made her one of the most in-demanddirectors in the country. After establishing an international reputation in Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto asa dance artist and producer of multidisciplinary events, Bill moved to a farm justoutside Peterborough about ten years ago. Since then he has continued to pursuehis artistic vision, lately by putting himself in his own work. In 2013 Toronto’sSoulpepper Theatre awarded Bill the Soulpepper Dance Award in the Senior Dance Artist category. That award has supported the creation of eidolon.
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High School Students: $5 plus fees