January 11-13, 2024

Marooned is placed in a small intimate gallery space (The New Gallery’s main space), where audience members are engulfed by an installation of red cotton and plastic strings; tangled and meticulously designed off the ceiling, walls, and floor. A dancer moves through the space with care, determination, and an honest heart. (Runtime approximately 45 mins with no intermission.)

Please note: the show at 5:30pm on Jan 11 is a relaxed performance for a lower sensory experience. ASL interpretation will be available.

Pre-Show Notes: This is an intimate and immersive performance. You, other audience members, staff and the performer, will be in close proximity. This performance asks for audience members to take off their shoes and/or clean the bottom of any mobility aids: canes, crutches, walkers, wheelchairs, service animals etc. Indoor slippers and towels will be available for use.

Content Advisory: The New Gallery is an intimate setting and there may be verbal and tactile interaction between the audience and performer. Participatory stickers or elastic bands will be available on the access table (located inside the Mainspace, at the front). This is to indicate your comfort levels with engagements.
RED - No interactions please

YELLOW - Please ask first

GREEN - Yes to touch!

BLUE - Staff/Team/Access

Also, the show explores themes relating to family, immigration, and lineage and may be emotionally charged, featuring imagery of entanglement. The opinions/experiences expressed in the show are the artist’s only.

Please note: the performances on Friday, Jan 12 will be recorded audio-visually. Due to the size of the venue, we encourage those who do not wish to be recorded to come a different night.

The New Gallery Accessibility Notes: thenewgallery.org/Accessibility

Audience Capacity: 15 per showing. (Two showings per night.)

Ticket Price: Sliding scale. General $35. ($25, $15, and $0 tickets also available.)

Post-Show Artist Talk-Back - January 12th, 9PM

Post-Show Celebration & Reception - January 13th, 9PM

Kaili Che 謝祖弘 is a Chinese-Canadian interdisciplinary artist, choreographer, and movement educator based on the unceded lands of the Coast Salish Peoples (Vancouver) and in Moh’kins’tsis, Treaty 7 Territory (Calgary). Kaili leads with collaboration, curiosity, vulnerability, play and laughter. She graduated from The University of Calgary with a BFA in Dance (Distinction) and has her HDPC with Safe in Dance International. www.kailiche.ca

This event page was created online from Moh’kinsstis, colonially known as Calgary. This is home to the traditional territories of the peoples of Treaty 7, which include the Tsuut’ina First Nations, the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprised of the Siksika, the Piikani, and the Kainai First Nations), and the Stoney Nakoda (including Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Goodstoney First Nations). This is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta (Districts 5 and 6). Finally, we acknowledge all Nations—Indigenous and non—who calls Moh’kinsstis, their home.

Photo credit: Carla Alcántara

[Image descriptions:

Banner image above: plastic strings that are entangled and pulled between the arms and body of a racialized dancer. The dancer is standing in a bright, neutral toned studio space with mirrors

Second Image: A mid-body shot of the back upper body of a racialized dancer, hunched over with her hands reaching in opposite directions. Red cotton strings are woven around her long braided hair, finger tips, and left bicep]