The Murky Place
By Kayla Jeanson, Oriah Wiersma & Alex Elliott
Subscatter Productions - Montreal, QC, Winnipeg, MB & Toronto, ON
V.8 - The Rachel Browne Theatre 
Within a sonic landscape of recorded memories, violin and Icelandic lullabies, three dancers encourage us to fathom the depths of our own psychological territories. With embodied vulnerability, each soloist scans the abyss and wonders, What if there is nothing?
Once scattered across Canada, these artists come together to reveal hidden interconnections, just like how light forms netlike patterns under water.
Murky, quirky and captivating, Subscatter presents three contemporary dance premieres you don't want to miss.
(ASL interpretation)

Show Info:
60 Minutes

Parental Guidance

Smoke or Fog

Thu July 20 9:45 PM+
Fri July 21 4:30 PM+
Sat July 22 1:15 PM+
Sun July 23 1:00 PM+
Mon July 24 4:15 PM+
Wed July 26 6:15 PM+
Thu July 27 11:15 AM+
Fri July 28 8:00 PM+
+ASL Interpretation

The Murky Place

Subscatter Productions—The Rachel Browne Theatre

Three discrete segments comprise this dance performance. The first starts a bit slowly but after it reaches full throttle, the movement looks beautifully stunning. It also feels spooky and eerie as it develops.

The second segment depicts the struggle of our mind against enslavement: restraints and constraints of technology, demands, society and our own bodies. The spectacular grace and agility keeps the water enchanted.

The final segment continues the theme, although the feel completely veers into a different direction. This segment is beyond description, so I won’t even try.

The intro is so subdued, the sounds of the air vents drown out the speaker—I hope they project better for future performances because it is very hard to hear.

Ray Yuen

Subscatter Productions

The Murky Place—The Rachel Browne Theatre

“The best parts of an acid trip.”


Audiences are raving about The Murky Place at Venue 8. Come watch 3 artists from across Canada do a dive deep into psychological territories through sonic exploration and subconscious unravelling. Kayla performs a wacky-but-poignant solo in a raincoat, Oriah has modified recordings of her grandparents’ voices, and our invited collaborator Alex Elliott shares the dark origins of an Icelandic lullaby.

Bring friends! ASL interpretation at every show.