Who We Are
Mortal Coil Performance Society is dedicated to creating imaginative theatre and spectacle for audiences young and old. Our artistic vision is grand. We bring a sense of magic and myth to our performing characters through the use of stilts, masks and fantastic costuming.
The company’s creative and original work is presented at festivals, in theatres and at site-specific events. We also develop and teach classes, workshops and lecture/demonstrations on the performing arts to the general public, educators and professional performers.
News and Updates
Physical Theatre Workshops for Youth (14 - 18), August 23 - 25, 10am to 3.30 pm
This 3-day intensive will explore a range of physical theatre styles and spectacle-based skills including MASK, DANCE, STILTS, PUPPETRY and more! With an emphasis on physicality, imagery and gestural language, students will develop greater awareness, presence and performance energy for an outdoor playing space.
This training will benefit young performers of all levels and experience, and especially those interested in performing in this year’s Ghost Train in Stanley Park!
Workshops will be led by Mortal Coil Artistic Directors and Associate Artists; Peter Hall, Sharon Bayly, Mike Stack and Diane Garceau
Only 16 spaces available, so register soon!
Registration deadline: August 8th
For more information, and to register please contact: email@example.com
We were honoured to launch our new Gulliver Puppet at the Musqueam Reserve on National Aboriginal Day, June 21, 2016. Inspired by the title character in Jonathan Swift's classic novel, he will be an integral part of our next summer's production. A work in progress, we hope to present him around the Lower Mainland over the summer and continue to develop him - in the meantime, enjoy!
The Faerie Play - August 5 - 15, 2015
We are proud to be partnering with the Sharing Farm and the City of Richmond on a new site specific production for children and families about the many - seen and unseen - lives that are found on a working farm. For more info on the show The Faerie Play and for tickets, please go to Brown Paper Tickets. The showgoes ahead, rain or shine!
Get a load of our new logo! Designed by the multi talented (and font genius) James Glen, we love our new look.
Innovations Award - May, 2014
We are thrilled that we have received an Innovations award from the BC Arts Council in the most recent round of funding (January 2014). This grant is for the development of a large puppet (think over 12 feet) that will eventually be part of a production of Gulliver's Travels.
We've moved our offices to the new Arts Factory at 281 Industrial Avenue. We're thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful project and look forward to working next to everyone who will be in the building.
What They Are Saying
The company's creative and original work can be presented to audiences in theatres, at festivals and at site specific events. We also develop and teach classes, workshops and lecture/demonstrations on the performing arts to the general public, educators and professional performers.
"Every ounce of grownup cynicism and tension was gone, replaced by this weird, familiar feeling of childlike wonder.
That is the magic of Mortal Coil’s new site-specific work, The Faerie Play."
» Andrea Warner, The Georgia Straight
"Hands down, the most bizarre, bewitching and wildly creative performance of the day."
» Jo Ledingham, The Georgia Straight
"One of the most magical groups Vancouver has to offer...they delighted crowds... and danced with seemingly impossible balance."
» The Burnaby News
"Watching Mortal Coil was like floating, untethered in the work of Marc Chagall...the delight they invoked in me was childlike and completely luxurious."
» Colin Thomas, The Fringe Review