Macromatter incorporates live performance, handmade objects, and animated processes in design-based performance.
Taking things seriously, but not too
Macromatter incorporates live performance, handmade objects, and animated processes in design-based performance. With a flexible collective of interdisciplinary artists, Macromatter devises performance through working tactilely with materials. Macromatter's mission is to create and share theatre made with creativity, curiosity, and play that encourages audiences to think associatively through visual evocation. Macromatter aims tocreate work that is rigorous, experimental, and genre-bending, yet accessible to audiences of all ages whether visiting a performance for the first time or a seasoned culture vulture. Macromatter has been presented in Vancouver at rEvolver Festival, PuSh OFF, Queer Arts Festival, and The Surrey Art Gallery in Minneapolis at The Walker Art Centre, in Germany at Kunstlerhauser Warpswede, in New York City at The Southhold, and in Taipei, Taiwan at WorldStage Design ScenoFest.
Robert Leveroos is a multidisciplinary artist and insatiable tinkerer. Using elements of live art, animation, and hand made objects, he aims to strike imaginations and skew perceptions by exploring worlds where weight is given to the minute, the understated and overlooked to uncover something recognizably human.
Under the moniker Macromatter, Robert creates original performance pieces for all ages that have been presented in festivals and venues locally and otherwise. He also collaborates as a performer and scenographer with a number of Vancouver and Canadian companies. For ten years he trained with The Children’s Theater Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and graduated from The National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal (acting 2008).Robert served three seasons as Youth Program Manager at The Cultch in EastVancouver, and continues to work with young artists. He holds an MFA inInterdisciplinary Studies from Simon Fraser University.
Elysse Cheadle is a theatre writer, director and performer. She holds a BFA in Theatre from Simon FraserUniversity’s School for the Contemporary Arts and a Diploma in Acting fromMount Royal University. Since graduating, Elysse has pursued training in contemporary dance, and has focused her practice around collaborative creation and writing practices. Her work is physical, playful, poetic, and absurd. It uses collaged narrative, and rhythmically-driven dramaturgy and delights in the tensions of incongruous genres, characters, objects, and texts.
Her work has been presented atThe rEvolver Theatre Festival, The VancouverFringe Festival, Shooting Gallery Performance Series, Dancing on the Edge, BCBuds Festival, IGNITE! Theatre Festival (Calgary), Choreography byNon-Choreographers, BLOOM, Art for Impact, HIVE: The New Bees, Blink, TheAccordion Noir Festival, and The Illuminares Lantern Festival.
Nancy Tam is a sound artist who works and lives as an uninvited guest on the unceded territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. Her work fuses sound and performance as primary mediums for the collaborative devising of interdisciplinary performances. Nancy is a founding member of the interdisciplinary performance collective A Wake of Vultures as well as the Toronto-based Toy Piano Composers collective. As a performance maker, Nancy works closely with Fight With A Stick performance company, having devised and collaborated on the Critic’s Choice Award winning show Revolutions in2017. Her compositions, performances, and collaborations have toured inGermany, Denmark, Finland, Belgium, the U.S. and throughoutCanada. An excerpt of her latest multi-media composition Walking at Night by Myself will be touring to Hong Kong in April 2019.
Jonathan Kim, better known as Jono, is aJessie nominated lighting designer based in Vancouver, BC. He is agraduate of SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts in Theatre Production andDesign. His most recent works include: Kim’s Convenience (PacificTheatre); Flow(er) (Dong Mei Dance & Sammy Chien); Med'Cine (O.DelaArts); Soul Samurai (Affair of Honor); SuddenlySlaughter (The Biting School); Ying Yun (Wen WeiDance); and Anne of Green Gables: The Musical (Trinity WesternUniversity). Jonathan is also a member of the interdisciplinary collective:Chimerik 似不像.
2PAR4 is a Vancouver-based producing entity headed by Gilles Poulin-Denis