Cluster Festival, March 10 2017

Cluster Festival, March 10-18 2017

Consistent Partial Attention
Friday, March 10, 2017
Doors/Show: 7:30/8:00pm
Rachel Browne Theatre
211 Bannatyne Ave.
Two powerful examinations of contemporary culture:

“In Training is the Opposite, a singer performs a virtuosic boxing routine on stage, accompanied by a string quartet (Quatuor Bozzini). This short opera by Irish composer Jennifer Walshe features mezzo-soprano Laura Bowler, who was trained and choreographed specially for the role by Cathy “The Bitch” Brown, the former number three World Boxing Champion.

CPA (Consistent Partial Attention) is Freya Björg Olafson’s newest ensemble dance piece. It is a paradoxical meditation on what it means to be present in our contemporary screen-obsessed existence, featuring performers guided by found footage videos of dancers dancing in their homes.”   from

Cluster Festival, Winnipeg Manitoba
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Music composed by: Jennifer Walshe

Voice and Violin by: Laura Jayne Bowler

(your name here) Music composed by: Jennifer Walshe.  Voice and Violin by: Laura Jayne Bowler



Luke Nickel and Eliot Britton. Cluster Co-Directors. Heidi was feeling ill that night.




“Training is the Opposite” Music by Jennifer Walshe. Performed by Quatuor Bozzini and Laura Jayne Bowler




Quatuor Bozzini



Laura Jayne Bowler





Luke Nickel


CPA [Consistent Partial Attention]
CPA [Consistent Partial Attention]

“Developed through digital collage the CPA [Consistent Partial Attention] performance is guided by a video score of pre-existing / found Internet footage of individuals improvising in their homes.  The performers sight read the choreographic score by referencing diverse sources and monitors. While the performers have familiarity with the digital dances, they can never fully know their ‘choreography’. Thereby CPA sustains as an exercise in ‘nowness’; the performers engage as interfaces in act of realtime translation of data / movement vocabulary from the video score. Through the rich confluence of sources we experience dance as a vernacular, learned language, permeating and crossing communities, provoking consideration upon the evolution of dance in the age of the internet.”      from

Concept/Direction/Video Score: Freya Björg Olafson

Performed with Lise McMillan & Philippe Larouche

Technical Coordination: James Jansen

Costume Design: Wanda Farian

Lise McMillan





Philippe Larouche




Lise McMillan


Philippe Larouche








Freya Björg Olafson







Freya Björg Olafson



CPA [Consistent Partial Attention]





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