Have we lost touch?
Artificiality threatens authenticity. We sit in front of televisions and computers. We text but rarely call. We rely on emoticons instead of real smiles. We hardly ever visit. Our world becomes a reflection of life, rather than what our world should be: something tangible and tactile. Raw. Something sensory.
I believe in a sensory world and that when it comes to feeling, nothing surpasses the experience of live performance. I believe that when we’re surrounded by other people in a darkened theatre, when we’re witnessing something live, a bit of magic happens. We remember the value of a three dimensional life; that physical performance is the original high definition. We remember how vital artistic expression is to our souls, hearts and minds.
And we feel.
World Stage brings you the best in contemporary live performance. This season welcomes productions and artists from Canada, Germany, Côte d’Ivoire, Brazil, Australia, China, Norway, Belgium, Portugal and the Netherlands, offering visions both thoughtful and whimsical. Boisterous and serene. Chilling and fearless. In other words, our human experience.
Artistic Director, World Stage