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The Night Circus curated by Denise Markonish

Cascade, 2013
Photo: Walter Lai

Suitable for all ages

With thanks to Atlas-Bayfield Roofing Inc

Cascade, 2013

Anandam Dancetheatre - Toronto, Canada
Brandy Leary - Toronto, Canada
Eamon Mac Mahon - Toronto, Canada
James Bunton - Toronto, Canada

Interactive Installation


Noun 1. A small waterfall, typically one of several that fall in stages down a steep rocky slope.

 2. a process whereby something, typically information or knowledge, is successively passed on.

Verb 1. (of water) pour downward rapidly and in large quantities.

2. arrange (a number of devices or objects) in a series or sequence.

Cascade explores the slowing down of urban spaces through a continuous, meditative cycling of images that explores bodies as capsules of history; both human and geologic and perceived progress in an effort to create a charged space of performative togetherness between audiences and artists.  Featuring a mass of climbing, suspended and slowly falling performers this continuous action is an endless succession of ascending and descending bodies and shifting forms cascading though space.  

Brandy Leary creates contemporary performances through dance-based entry points. Her work has been produced in North America, Europe, Africa & India in theatres, festivals, urban public spaces, museums and isolated landscapes.

Eamon Mac Mahon is a photo and video artist currently based in Toronto.  His photographs have been published by Walrus Magazine, National Geographic, MIT Press & The New Yorker.  

James Bunton is an independent composer/ producer/sound engineer/musician who has performed across North America, Europe & Asia.


The Globe and Mail Press Hall

425 Wellington Street West (West of Spadina Avenue)

This project is indoors.