On Cue Performance Hub is a new non-profit performing arts organization offering a collaborative producing model serving local artists and diverse audiences in Regina and beyond. We aim to enliven Regina’s downtown core and activate connections between performing artists, businesses, and audiences. Bringing together artists across dance, music, theatre, and spoken word, we are launching an inaugural Test Drive Season of entertainment like no other in the city--one that puts the high beams on the diversity of our local performers and their stories.
Rufus: It’s a Gong Show
(or, Rufus & The Travelling Gong Show)
Dancer……Kathryn Ricketts | Sound Artist / Gong Player……Stacey Bliss
Sustainable Stage Provided by the Faculty of MAP
Rufus, one of three of the characters belong to Ricketts is steeped in what we may identify as failure but with further interrogation we understand that Rufus invites us into the fertile place of the unexpected, the unplanned and the unintended.
Bliss, with her haunting resonances through gong and bowls, will work in dialogue with Ricketts both following and provoking poetic and moving impulses. These moments of improvisation are playfully probing and bittersweet in nature and leave us with a sense that risk is not only possible but necessary.
The performance is presented on a small sustainable stage harkening a caravan like transience akin to Rufus as a character that is forever seeking and the gong as forever travelling / resonating. Have gong will travel!
This 15-minute performance is followed by a 15-minute talk back with audience facilitated by Ann Kipling-Brown.
This production was made possible by On Cue Production Hub & Humanities Research Institute (HRI) at the University of Regina.
- Masks are encouraged, per University policy.
- Social distancing will be observed as much as possible.
Date & Time
Fri., May 13, 2022 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.