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From October 11
to October 15, 2023

Tickets are $25


Franco Boni Theatre

Performance Dates

Wednesday, October 11 at 8pm (Opening)

Thursday, October 12 at 8pm

Friday, October 13 at 8pm

Saturday, October 14 at 2pm

Saturday, October 14 at 8pm

Sunday, October 15 at 2pm

Minimum recommended age: 13+

This performance is 65 minutes

très loin

Choreographed by Sylvie Bouchard

Presented by BoucharDanse

très loin is a visual and kinesthetic installation created in collaborative partnership with choreographer Sylvie Bouchard, visual artist Ed Pien, composer Phil Strong with music consultant Laurel MacDonald, dramaturg Anne-Marie Donovan, lighting designer André du Toit, costume designer Cheryl Lalonde and four performers: Sierra Chin Sawdy, Sully Malaeb Proulx, Raelyn Metcalfe and Pulga Muchochoma.

très loin marries dance, visual art and sound to explore dissociation, roads to recovery from childhood trauma and the search for resilience. The piece looks closely at how our mind and body deal with the consequences of trauma, but most importantly, it portrays the incredible strength, courage and perseverance needed to surmount these experiences and to reintegrate parts of ourselves that get lost, or split off, when traumatic experiences take place.

très loin invites the audiences into a unique and sensory-filled art installation, an ethereal landscape where four divided parts are striving, with all their might, to become whole again.

BoucharDanse would like to acknowledge and deeply thank Arts Orillia for the Dance & Design residency in January 2023, where important development of très loin took place.

BoucharDanse would like to thank Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, K.M. Hunter Charitable Foundation, Lindy Green and Sam Chaiton, the SOCAN Foundation and Théâtre français du Toronto for their financial support towards the creation and presentation of très loin.

Topics of mental health and healing are explored.


Choreographer: Sylvie Bouchard

Visual Installation: Ed Pien

Composer and Sound Designer: Phil Strong

Assistant Sound Designer: Laurel MacDonald

Dramaturg: Anne-Marie Donovan

Lighting Designer: André du Toit

Costume Designer: Cheryl Lalonde

Performers: Sierra Chin Sawdy, Sully Malaeb Proulx, Raelyn Metcalfe and Pulga Muchochoma

Understudy: Michael Mortley

Technical Director: Remington North

Associate Technical Director: Geoffrey Armour

Stage Manager: Jeff Soucy

Assistant Stage Manager: Patrick Lynn

Production Manager: Markéta Toková

Assistant Production Manager: Melanie Hall