UBCO’s performance students explore Red Thread mysteries

Theatre showcase based on Chinese proverb: Those destined to meet are connected by an invisible red thread

A Chinese proverb wisely states that people who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance are connected by an invisible red thread: “The thread may stretch or tangle, but it will never break.”

Join the students of Interdisciplinary Performance at UBC’s Okanagan campus theatre in the Administration Building, 1138 Alumni Way, as they explore the mystery of the red thread. The play is in two distinct parts, weaving together images and stories that are conceived, written, and performed by the students.

The Red Thread performance incorporates elements of absurdist theatre, dance, shadow play, anthroposophic poetry, and media technology, expressing the creative paradox and structured chaos of human experience. 

This is a pay-what-you-can event. Performances start at 8 p.m. tonight and Saturday.

Co-facilitated by Laen Hershler and Jeannette Angel, Red Thread is the year-end performance by Interdisciplinary Performance students in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies.

It is created by Katee Janus, Dean Krawchuk, Wendi Li, Emily MacMillen, Brianne Messing, Shimshon Obadia, Janelle Sheppard, Louise Talloen, Christina Yee, Shangning Zhu, Trestan Shunter, Lucia Vajdová, Caroline Craig, Carson Cheng, Ali Gill, Aashishvangh Contractor, Lauren Hjalmarson, Melissa Stein, and Dill Claxton.