Festival Line Up
High velocity art in motion.
Feature Artist Showcase
Explore the limits of perception through the intersection of performance, visual and digital arts in Freya Björg Olafson
Dive into the street culture of drug-filled, disassociated personas in Lara Kramer
’s journey of addiction, loss and alienation in Native Girl Syndrome
Staying true to our roots and the artists who have helped make Expanse the success it is, our YEG Spotlight highlights the very best in Edmonton-based professional talent.
’s team of artists returns to Expanse with The Contract
, physical theatre told through text, poetry and dance, which shares the story of a man and woman, two strangers, who discover a connection that gives them hope for the future.
East Meets West
We bring two performers from opposite corners of the country together in an eclectic showcase of brave new work.
performs The Matryoshka Series
, exploring the lines between the human and the mathematical, where something beautiful can become overwhelming.
presents La chute
and begs the question: when we begin to strip away the layers, who do we become? What is left?
Some of these artists may no longer live here, but they were raised and trained in Alberta.
Expanse is proud to reclaim these once-local artists in a vibrant showcase of shorts by Krista Posyniak
, Rebecca Sawdon
, Tony Tran
and Naomi Brand
IN THE LOBBY
Expanse is on the move outside of the theatre. Hang out in the lobby between performances or get down after dark with us.
Part performance, part installation, part schmooze fest, part hang out session, Expanse artists are moving in, around and through the Arts Barns lobby. Their aim? Simply to meet you where you are. Featuring performances by Gabby Bernard
, Zoe Glassman
, Lianna Makuch
, Oscar Derx
, Bill Yong
, Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts
and The Dance Exchange.
I Don’t Get It
Two writers walk into a barre. Get it? You don't have to. Local dance critics Paul Blinov
and Fawnda Mithrush podcast
live from the Expanse lobby. Stop by and say hi!
Expanse After Hours
Get down after dark with two late night performance parties featuring a surprising lineup of artists. Join us Wednesday, March 11 and Saturday March 14 in the lobby after 9:30pm.