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The Lobbyists

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February 6, 2020 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on February 7, 2020 at 8:00 pm

One event on February 8, 2020 at 7:45 pm

One event on February 13, 2020 at 8:00 pm

One event on February 13, 2020 at 9:30 pm

One event on February 14, 2020 at 8:00 pm

One event on February 14, 2020 at 9:30 pm

One event on February 15, 2020 at 8:00 pm

One event on February 15, 2020 at 10:00 pm

The Lobbyists
February 6, 7, 8 & 13, 14, 15
awakening spaces between performances ongoing throughout Chinook Series
Latecomers welcome!

Somewhere in-between performance, installation, and site specific squat lie The Lobbyists, a yearly collective of interdisciplinary artists charged with the task of awakening spaces, both on the Festival site and in the city surrounding. This year, the relationship between community and art is being teased apart by an outstanding ensemble of creators, performers, and instigators: Yvette Prefontaine, Cynthia Sentara, Dhana Cartmell, Brooke Leifso.

In addition to live performance, The Lobbyists are also honoured to feature and engage with the dance film A Provocation on Wheels by Shay Erlich and Jenna Roy. Wheels represent possibility and plurality: the space between motion and stillness, the balance point between safety and risk, and how imagination creates opportunities for new motions to emerge. In animating the inanimate device, the user is in turn animated, perpetuating motion, relationships and explorations.

Relaxed Performances
All performances of The Lobbyists are Relaxed Performances. Relaxed performances are specifically altered to be sensitive to patrons who might benefit from a more relaxed environment, including those with a wide range of social, sensory, or educational needs.

Specifically, relaxed performances may:

  • welcome children of all ages
  • be understanding of patrons who make noise
  • be understanding of patrons who may need to stand, walk, or leave and re-enter the performance
  • provide pre-show information such as plot summary and when to expect loud noises
  • extreme special effects, such as strobe lights, are reduced or softened
  • auditorium lights only slightly dimmed
  • often accommodate an earlier start time

Patrons considering attending a relaxed performance should still consider show description, as the subject matter of some shows may not be suitable for all audiences.

The following performances of the Lobbyists are ASL/English Accessible:

  • Friday, February 7 at 8pm
  • Friday, February 14 at 9:30pm
  • Saturday, February 15 at 9:30pm



This project is supported by the Pilot Fund for Gender Equality, a collaboration between Community Foundations of Canada and the Equality Fund, with support from the Government of Canada.

Ce projet est soutenu par le Fonds pilote pour l’égalité des sexes, une collaboration entre Fondations communautaires du Canada et le Fonds Égalité, avec l’appui du gouvernement du Canada.


February 6, 2020
8:30 pm - 9:00 pm


ATB Financial Arts Barns Lobby


Azimuth Theatre