Owen Underhill: IMPRINt premiered at the MOA

Description:Video documentation of the world premiere of IMPRINT. Performed on January 23, 2010 at the Museum of Anthropology, UBC. Created by Henry Daniel and Owen Underhill with assistance from Chief Robert Joseph. Commissioned for MOAs Celebration of Creativity, presented by Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad.
"When you try to do new things, it is necessary to take risks, go outside your comfort zone, and meet new people. The creation of Imprint has been such an experience requiring a number of people to dream and imagine something outside of a standard artistic or cultural collaboration. We would especially like to thank Jill Baird and Jennifer Robinson from MOA for the invitation to create this work, and for introducing us to Chief Robert Joseph and William Wasden. Both Bobby and Wa generously shared Kwakwakawakw songs and stories. The resulting contemporary piece has been created from these experiences. We would like to express our humble appreciation for the invitation to join the celebration of the rejuvenation of this most special place."
- Henry Daniel and Owen Underhill

Composer: Owen Underhill
Choreography: Henry Daniel
Advisors: Chief Robert Joseph, William Wasden
Dancers: Brenna McLaud, Henry Daniel, Michelle Cheung, Tara Dyberg, Thoenn Glover
Musicians Turning Point Ensemble:
Lorna McGhee, flute
David Owen, oboe
François Houle, clarinet
Marie-Julie Chagnon, bass clarinet
Jeremy Berkman, trombone
Ariel Barnes, cello
David Brown, bass
Owen Underhill, conductor
Soundscape Assistance: James Maxwell, Adrian Underhill, Martin Gotfrit, Barry Truax
Sound Designer: Adam Basanta
Telepresence Technology: Ivan Bajic, Xiaonan Ma
Multiview Camera System: Jie Liang, Xiu, Xiaoyu, Clavin Che
Media Design: Sammy Chien
Videographers: Barry Liu, Adrian Underhill, Riley Maruyama
Production Manager: Allyson McGuire
Costume/Set Design: Jay Havens
Stage Manager: Kim Plough

Imprint is curated by Jill Baird, MOA Curator of Public Programs, and made possible by a Canada Council/NSERC New Media Grant, a BC Arts Council Special Project Unique Opportunities Grant, New Works, IRMACS Centre at SFU, UBC Department of Theatre & Film, SFU Contemporary Arts, Barry Hegland, and Stefan Smulovitz.
A Celebration of Creativity and the exhibition Border Zones: New Art Across Cultures are presented with Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad. Additional sponsors: BC Arts Council, The Vancouver Foundation, The Canada Council, NSERC, Consulat Général de France à Vancouver, Audrey Hawthorn Fund for Publications, and Alican Mould & Plastics. Many thanks to sponsors CBC, NUVO Magazine, The Georgia Straight.
MOA Partnership of Peoples Renewal Project funded by Canada Foundation for Innovation, The Province of British Columbia, The Koerner Foundation, Stewart and Marilyn Blusson, The Audain Foundation for the Visual Arts, Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund.
Crédits :Owen Underhill, Henry Daniel, Chief Robert Joseph, Turning Point Ensemble
Related People:Owen UnderhillOwen Underhill
Created Date23 Jan 2010