Everything is in limbo. Everyone is tempted and attempting. The in-between is painful, awkward, hilarious but necessary; a tribute to the willingness, the effort and all the stuff that happens before resolution.
Dancers oscillate on the brink of becoming, in flux with what has come before…a dance that earns transformation and unleashes new spirit with the ability to rebuild.
The movement is rigorous, hyper detailed and virtuosic; a physical lawlessness that teases materiality, overthrows logic and acts as an ode to unseen forces and internal desire. Ghostly architecture, puppeteering and theatrical illusions create a world of pseudo things and supernatural selves existing in the margins of form and formlessness. In the end, Bygones celebrates how we are shaped by what we overcome, and how something challenging can lead to something beautiful.
Chrystal Dance Prize – Dance Victoria, 2019
“This is bold and exciting contemporary dance.” – Times Colonist
Out Innerspace is a Vancouver based Contemporary Dance organization founded in 2007 by directors David Raymond and Tiffany Tregarthen. OIS has dedicated over 10 years to creating extraordinary and integral dance experiences through uncompromising rigour and unreserved ingenuity. Full-length works Me So You So Me (2012), Vessel (2010, 2013) and Major Motion Picture (2015) have enjoyed 5 National Tours and performances for 23 schools through ArtStarts.
OIS was a featured company at the 2017 MilanOltre Festival in Italy and celebrated as “One of the most beautiful and interesting works of the entire festival.” Their latest creation, Bygones is co-produced by L’Agora de la Danse, La Rotonde and Dance Victoria and was awarded 2019 Crystal Dance Prize and Dance Centre Artistic Residency.
An initiative of Out Innerspace, Modus Operandi offers pivotal post-secondary contemporary dance education to young aspiring professionals and is grounds for some of Canada’s most exciting new dance artists.
Created & Performed by David Raymond and Tiffany Tregarthen in collaboration with Elya Grant, David Harvey, and Renée Sigouin
Lighting Design: James Proudfoot
Video Design: Eric Chad
Sound Design: Kate De Lorme
Costume Design: Kate Burrows
Mixed Media Mask & Hands Design: Lyle Reimer (LyleXOX)
Apprentices: Aiden Cass and Zahra Shahab
Photo: David Raymond; Dancer: Tiffany Tregarthen; Mask Design: Lyle Reimer
Bygones is co-produced by Agora de la Danse and La Rotonde
Residencies: residency sponsorships from
The Dance Centre, ArtsSpring Theatre, Shadbolt and Revelstoke Arts Centres.
Out Innerspace is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, British Columbia Arts Council, and the City of Vancouver.