Crimson Coast Dance

Meet your friends from anywhere in the world
& enjoy the show together!
Motus Domum
July 9 & 10

Meet your friends from anywhere in the world & enjoy the show together!

Friday July 9 & Saturday July 10

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Motus Domum

Montreal: Composer Zack Settel, Choreographer, Peter Trosztmer, Creative Technologist Osman Zeki 

Nanaimo: Valerie Mermet (Friday show), Chantelle Norris (Saturday show)

Situated at an especially exciting moment, as novel and sophisticated technologies to augment reality become widely available to artists and the general public, our research / creation efforts seek to discover new modes of artistic expression / experience and audience engagement that will lead to new forms and contexts for future Music/Dance performance experiences by Montreal artists; composer Zack Settel, choreographer Peter Trosztmer, creative technologist Osman Zeki.

Motus Domus is a  duet built around such notions such as presence, connection, memory, and intimacy.  Connecting Nanaimo performers, Valerie Mermet and Chantelle Norris, with Peter Trosztmer, dancing in Montreal, divided by 6000kms. We integrate real-time capture and reveal to manipulate otherwise invisible immersive traces of sound and motion in space.  This is a beta test of an ongoing project.

Motus Domum is a new way of meeting people and bringing back the body… re-experiencing closeness and intimacy.  It is built for a small audience and is viewed through an AR capable iPad or iPhone whether you are in the studio or elsewhere. Please see the list of recommended and compatible devices.  Headphones are necessary. 

Original Immersive music: elements of an immersive composition floating in space as sound particles displaced by movement and energy of performance. 

Local performers, Valerie Mermet and Chantelle Norris dance in Nanaimo with Peter Trosztmer, who will be dancing in Montreal!  Audiences ‘gather’ from anywhere there is wifi or data OR at the venue itself (per health authority regulations).

Friday, July 9: Dance artist: Valerie Mermet

Saturday, July 10: Dance artist: Chantelle Norris

  • a translocal performance (Nanaimo/Montreal simultaneously)
  • every ticket holder shows up in the room as avatars who’s speaking breathe we see
  • we hear each other & the distance between us -choose a spot to connect with your friend/s in the room
  • we see the same thing (a room turned set, 2 dancers dancing, all other audience members whether they are in the room live or online)

Tickets: 2 for 1, $25.00 (plan to invite a friend from around the world, someone you have not seen in awhile to meet you and see a show together)

Location: Harbour Dance Studios, 139 Bastion St, Nanaimo, BC 

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To fully experience this event you are required to bring your own headphones and an apple device that is compatible. Please review the list of devices recommended but if you do not have one, please email and we may be able to provide you with one. 

About the Dancers

Valerie Mermet – Valerie Mermet is an enthusiastic dancer, joyful human being and she loves to bring people together to celebrate life. She also teaches 3 to 6 years old children at Discover Montessori School in Nanaimo and in her spare time she grows food in community gardens. Currently Valerie is gratefully living on the peaceful Gabriola Island with her husband, their 11 year old son, 2 cats and a dog. 

Chantelle Norris – Over her 12 years on Vancouver Island, Chantelle’s creative, award winning choreography and classical knowledge has gained her respect in the community, classroom and on the stage. Many of her students have gone on to dance full time with prestigious ballet schools such as the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and the National Ballet of Canada, and have received coveted top placements at international ballet competitions such as the Youth American Grand Prix. She is currently Artistic Director of the Kirkwood Academy Pre-Professional Program, and owner of both Nanaimo Contemporary Ballet, and Shoreline Dance Academy.

Crimson Coast Dance is thankful to have the support of the following sponsors:

We are grateful to live work and play on Snuneymuxw First Nation territory.