January 12 @ 7:30 pm – January 15 @ 9:30 pm
The Firehall Arts Centre is pleased to open 2022 with Helen Walkley’s powerful dance/theatre piece, John, from Wednesday, January 12 to Saturday, January 15.
Choreographed by Helen Walkley and performed by Josh Martin and Billy Marchenski, John premiered in a sold-out run at the 2019 Dancing on the Edge Festival. Following these performances at the Firehall Arts Centre, John will be presented in Victoria, Edmonton, and Regina.
“John is a memoir of my oldest brother who disappeared from Vancouver in May of 1969, never to be heard from again. I sourced from an archive of family letters dating from 1959–2010, which document the years leading up to his disappearance, his medical history, and the subsequent tracking my parents did of his disappearance. He was twenty-three at the time and I was thirteen.” – Helen Walkley.