International Guest Performance

The Garden by Nichole Canuso Dance Company

Since the premiere in 2013, The Garden has lived in many locations and languages. The 2022 performance at the Västerås Biennale was created in collaboration with a cast of local performers and inspired by the history and architecture of the Västmanlands County Museum. Through a series of encounters, both tangible and ineffable, The Garden invites participants to meet the world and themselves with a bit more curiosity, wonder, and care.
Audience members are each given a headset through which they experience an individualized sound score of music, poetry and prompts as they navigate the shifting terrain of the performance. 
The Garden is a performance experience for a limited number of participants at a time. While the performance requires audience members to hear audio instructions and mobilize through the 25-30 min performance, we will make all accommodations as needed for audience members. 

Written by Nichole Canuso with contributions by Jackie Sibblies Drury and Anna McDonald. Performed by: Nichole Canuso, Oliver Mahar, Maria Naidu, Kyrie Oda, Tobias Sköld.

Director, Choreographer Nichole Canuso
Composer, Sound Designer Michael Kiley 
Costume Designer Rebecca Kanach 
Assistant Choreographer Eun Jung Choi

The collaboration between Nichole Canuso and Scensverige has been made possible with support from the Swedish Arts Council. The project is an important part of the continuous work of expanding and reinforcing the infrastructure of the performing arts industry. 

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