"Art of Time Ensemble leaps over the usual barriers of culture resulting in entertainment that is thrilling, full of insights" - Michael Ondaatje
an art of time ensemble production in association with canadian stage
A stage exploration of I Send You This Cadmium Red (the correspondence between artist John Berger and filmmaker John Christie) paired with a pas-de-deux by famed Canadian choreographer James Kudelka. A stunning and engaging piece from innovative music group Art of Time Ensemble.
Ryan Boorne (Dancer 1)
Andrew Giday (Dancer 2)
Michael Sean Marye (Dancer 3)
Luke Garwood (Dancer 4)
Julian Richings (Actor 1)
John Fitzgerald Jay (Actor 2)
Rob Piltch (Guitar)
Brian Baty (Double Bass)
Doug Perry (Viola)
Carolyn Blackwell (Viola)
Rebekah Wolkstein (Violin)
Peter Cosbey (Cello)
Lewis Gilmore (Clarinet)
The reviews are in and the critics agree – I Send You This Cadmium Red is a must-see!
i send you this cadmium red delivers the full spectrum of colours
John Locke writes of a blind man who after much study announced that the colour red, which he had never seen, was like the sound of a trumpet. The philosopher’s blind man might have found a place in the recitation with music that opened at the Berkeley Street Theatre on Tuesday, though Locke would not: He disapproved of any effort to characterize simple sensory ideas.
Read the Globe and Mail's I Send You This Cadmium Red review.
colour is stimulated
Before you repaint the living room, you might want to drop by Berkeley Street Theatre where, in its always reliably thought-provoking way, Art of Time Ensemble has a thing or two to say about colour and red in particular, the colour of love, blood — and London buses.
Read the Toronto Star's I Send You This Cadmium Red review.
about the work
A performance in two parts created by the innovative music group Art of Time Ensemble and featuring live music by renowned British composer Gavin Bryars. The wonderfully inventive Daniel Brooks directs.
The first piece, set to Bryars' haunting composition Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet, is choreographed by James Kudelka, called "ballet's most original choreographer" by the New York Times. Under the title Soudain l'Hiver Dernier, it shows us two dancers who evolve through the mysteries and ever-obsessive meanderings of human desire.
I Send You This Cadmium Red, which lends its title to the entire evening, is based on a truly enchanting correspondence between painter and Booker Award-winning novelist John Berger and painter and filmmaker John Christie. Two accomplished artists connect through their extended dialogue about the meaning of colour, resulting in a striking and sensuous two-hander.