Program Main Stage
Bygones contends with a past that clings to the present; a psychic connective tissue that runs through space, people, objects and time. It explores the pact between creation and destruction and the nexus of form and formlessness. Moving thresholds and unruly scavengers taunt our susceptibility to ruin, detachment and inaction. Dancers are in flux. A physical lawlessness teases materiality, overthrows logic and unleashes new attempts. Change is the problem and the solution; earning transformation and the ability to reconnect.
The movement is rigorous, hyper-detailed and virtuosic. Ghostly architecture, puppeteering and illusions create a world of pseudo things and supernatural selves. In the end, Bygones celebrates how we are shaped by what we overcome, and how something challenging can lead to something beautiful.
Out Innerspace Dance Theatre & Film Society is devoted to creating exciting and integral contemporary dance works. Determined to be innovative yet accessible, they push beyond traditional aesthetics and forms with unreserved ingenuity. Through research and experimentation, Out Innerspace celebrates the importance of challenging the preconceptions of what can be expected, experienced and expounded in contemporary dance. Artistic Directors David Raymond and Tiffany Tregarthen challenge each other to commit to their imaginations in order to expound their mutual voice, seeing no limitation to how they can push the idioms of dance as they know it. With an equal appetite for amusement and poignant meaning, they combine their contrasting points of view to make a radically intricate and indicative dance language. They value the body and human experience as unlimited resources for discovery and meaning and rely on diligent process, rigorous free play and diverse inspiration to start something new and ever-changing.
David Raymond and Tiffany Tregarthen first collaborated on David’s solo series presented at the 2004 Eastside Cultural Crawl. Motivated by their contrasting physiques and matching hunger for movement invention, they continued training and workshopping together with a commitment to challenge each other’s dance impulses and ideologies. From 2005-2007, they pursued the development of this collaboration within a residency centred in Antwerp, Belgium and facilitated by Irma Swynen, Director of the Antwerp International Dansstage. During this time they created works, performed, studied, instructed and researched both independently and collaboratively while also exploring video integration with dance for the first time. Upon returning to Vancouver in 2007, David and Tiffany were invited to perform at the Vancouver International Dance Festival and Out Innerspace Dance Theatre was officially formed.
- Created & Performed by: Tiffany Tregarthen and David Raymond in collaboration with Elya Grant, David Harvey, Renée Sigouin, Jade Chong and Aiden Cass
- Lighting Design: James Proudfoot
- Video Light Design: Eric Chad
- Sound Design: Kate De Lorme
- Costume Design: Kate Burrows, vest by Hajnalka Mandula
- Mixed Media Mask & Hands Design: Lyle Reimer (LyleXOX)
- Stage Manager: Ying-Jye Han
- International Agent: Brent Belsher at Belsher Arts Management
- OIS Management: New Works, including Jason Dubois, Francesca Fung, and Charlotte Newman
- OIS Board of Directors: Dylan Connelly, Marc-Andre Boyes-Manseau, Darcy McKitrick, Michael Musacchio, Tara Fanara Palko, Manoj Shankar
- Music: Adam Asnan, Sanford Clark, Rural Colours, Lucrecia Dalt, JK FLESH, Leonor Gonzalez, Blessed Initiative, Kaboom Karavan, Kid Koala, Kali Malone, Jake Meginsky, Andrew Pekkler, Thomas Stone, Warm Stranger, Eric Thielemans
- Out Innerspace gratefully acknowledges the generous support for the creation of Bygones: Presenting / Producing partners Agora de la Danse (Montreal, QC), La Rotonde (Quebec City, QC), Dance Victoria Chrystal Dance Prize and Artists in Residence Program at the Dance Centre.
- Creation and production residencies with: The Dance Centre, Theatre Freiburg, ArtSpring, ShadboltCentre for the Arts, Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre, The Yukon Arts Centre and Centennial Theatre.
- The generous support of: Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des Arts du Canada, The BC Arts Council and City of Vancouver.
Thank you to Kate Burrows, Eric Chad, Kate De Lorme, Elya Grant, Jessica Han, David Harvey, James Proudfoot, Lyle Reimer, Renée Sigouin, Lavinia Vago, Jade Chong and Aiden Cass for their significant and phenomenal contributions to the content, creation and life of the work and this company. To our generous interns and understudies Zahra Shahab, Ellie Bishop and Talia Langtry. To Jason Dubois, Jenna Kraychy, Charlotte Newman, Francesca Fung, New Works, Kate Franklin and Brent Belsher for their integral roles in making this possible. Thank you to Dance Victoria, Agora de la Danse, La Rotonde, Théâtre Hector-Charland and The Dance Centre for such significant support and the continued investment in the company.
Out Innerspace is privileged to be dancing on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations.
Tiffany Tregarthen was born in Prince George, BC and started jazz dancing in Ontario at the age of 8 and choreographing shortly after. With a background in tap, ballet, jazz and modern dance, her early mentors include Margo Hartley, Rosemarie Harris, Linda Klassen, Rachel Poirier and Yaming Li along with theatre studies at Eastwood Arts Collegiate and Backstage Theatre Company. Her professional career started at the age of 18 in New York with companies including Mia Michaels’ R.A.W. and working closely with choreographer / mentor Wes Veldink. She performed and choreographed for a season with POZ Dance Theatre in Seoul, Korea while guest instructing at Hansung University. Following this, she spent a year in Vancouver creating several works for the Pacific Dance Arts ballet program alongside her independent research and early collaborations with David Raymond.
From 2005 to 2007, during their residency centred in Belgium, she created collaboratively with David, co-created/performed works with Irma Swynen, created works for the Ghent Conservatory in Belgium and for Fontys Dance University in the Netherlands while also teaching, training and performing at workshops in Belgium, Italy and the Czech Republic, and meeting influential instructors / mentors including Anne Van den Broek, Lenka Jariskova, Ben Bergsman and Hans Tappendorf. Since returning to Vancouver, Tiffany has continued to devote herself to her practice and form as a director, performer, creator and educator. Her independent credits include a commission for Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal as one of the winners of the National Young Choreographer Competition, dancing for artists / companies including Simone Orlando, The Turning Point Ensemble, Gao Jinzi / The Beijing Modern Dance Company, The Vancouver Opera, Move: The Company and Julia Sasso, as well as created works for Simon Fraser University, Brief Encounters, Here to Go and more. She currently performs with Wen Wei Dance and Justine Chambers while pursuing all possible means for a diverse and longlasting dance vocation.
David Raymond was born and raised in Penticton, BC and started taking tap classes at the age four. His many great teachers and mentors helped him develop a foundation rooted in urban, classical and popular dance. While starting out in Vancouver as a tap dancer, he continued to explore other types of dance, forming a collective called Over the Influence with four street dancers who trained and performed together. David’s hunger for new movement and approaches soon led to exploring alternative applications of his foundational forms and his choreographic voice.
In 2004, David first collaborated with Tiffany on a series of solo researches and, after a year of continued collaboration, they shared a two-year creative residency in Antwerp to continue their creative partnership and develop their individual movement language. During this time, David also began to take an interest in video and explore ways in which he could capture and support dance with it. He also created works for a variety of post-secondary institutions, studied with numerous international educators and guest instructed at Rotterdamse Danssacademie. David’s work draws upon our fear and curiosity regarding the things happening within and around us. In addition to his work as a dancer and choreographer, he shoots and designs video work for theatre and installation. Outside of his work with Tiffany and Out Innerspace, David is excited to be currently dancing and contributing with The 605 Collective and Wen Wei Dance. David has worked with many other companies and artists including, the response., Dana Gingras, Simone Orlando, Beijing Modern Dance, The Vancouver Opera and Move: The Company.
His dancing has taken him to Brazil, China, France, Belgium, Italy, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Bosnia and the US. In 2011, David was the recipient of the Isadora Award for Outstanding Performance.