HATCH has Arrived

by Liza Mattimore

Harbourfront Centre’s performing arts residency and presentation series, will return from April 16 – May 7. Curated by Evan Webber, the HATCH programme’s 12th edition invites innovative artists working at the intersections of theatre, dance and performance to develop new work in Harbourfront Centre’s Studio Theatre. Their residencies will culminate in four adventurous and unpredictable interdisciplinary presentations.

Evan Webber says: “The artists in this HATCH residency are all working with the theatre as a place where real processes occur – practical, physical work on imaginary, intangible, displaced or denigrated subjects. In my understanding, that makes their work very political.”

HATCH 12 welcomes four groups of artists: Aimée Dawn RobinsonFrancesco GagliardiArs Mechanica, andLeslie Katz, Liz Peterson & Vanessa Dunn. With materials including texts by Gertrude Stein and Jean Genet, hairdressing technique and the memory processes of improvising dancers, HATCH 12’s works reflect on moments when domestic, trivial, ornamental or private subjects resist themselves and change their form.

New this year to HATCH, Harbourfront Centre will introduce ‘Pay What You Want’ pricing for all HATCHpresentations. HATCH artists receive 100% of the net ticket revenue for their performances, and patrons are encouraged to consider their ticket as a pledge of support for artist development. Tickets are available for purchase in-person only, from 1:00pm on the date of the performance, at the Harbourfront Centre box office.
For more information the public can call 416 973 4000, visit harbourfrontcentre.com/hatch or connect with HATCH on Facebook.