THE DUSTY TALE
Everything You Need to Know About the Dusty Flowerpot!
WHO WE ARE
The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret is a non profit society dedicated to creating and supporting original work of physical theatre in stages both traditional and site specific. Since 2013, we operate from our studio The Dusty Flower Shop which is also available for rentals. The DFC creates large scale musicals, small scale roving acts, and festivals. On a regular basis the DFC produces the well loved and community involved Parade of Lost Souls, a monthly "Third Thursday Cabaret" and a weekly "Clown Gym" work out for anyone who has clown or physical theatre equivalent training. All of these events are offered by donation. Please contact Kat Single-Dain, Artistic Director since 2013, to get involved with our season of activities, as there are many many opportunities!
To create and present multi-disciplinary arts events with a focus on community engagement and artistic excellence.
WHERE WE'VE PERFORMED
Made In BC – Dance on Tour
Vancouver Folk Festival
Vancouver Fringe Festival
Vancouver Summer Live:
125 Anniversary Celebrations
In The House Festival
Tremors Theatre Festival
FUSE at the Vancouver Art Gallery
North Shore Women’s Centre’s
Vancouver International Film Festival
Japanese Multicultural Procession
Vancity Members Day
The Shadbolt Center for the Arts
The Russian Hall, Strathcona
Vancouver Car Free Day
Parade of Lost Souls
FulFord Hall, Salt Spring Island
Injest: Festival of Clown and Play
Museum of Vancouver
The Vancouver Club
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Nicole Nyx Evart
Raina Von Waldenburg
OUR COLLABORATIVE HISTORY
Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret was formed in 2006 on a rainy winter's night in a Strathcona, Vancouver art studio, when a group of local artists met over red wine and blue cheese and decided to collaborate.
Their first show together The Valley of Ashes premiered in November 2007. The story of a boy on a quest with a flowerpot strapped to his back sparked the imaginations of audiences. The unique style of presentation combined storytelling, pantomime, puppetry, dance, original music and masks. The play was presented as storybook of forgotten fables, a multi-media tapestry. The shows ended each night's performance in a community dance party and a tradition was born. The Valley of Ashes was remounted the following May 2008 for a second sold out run.
In 2009 the Dusty Flowerpot returned with an all new show The Listening Jar, this time teaming up with Pivot Legal Society to create a show that explored the theme of 'Justice'. The play was a dark immersive fable, telling the story of a girl who finds a song in a jar and goes up against her totalitarian society in order to find the truth behind the mysterious melody. Again the show was a success selling out it's 5 evening run at the Russian Hall in Strathcona and leading to some great after parties.
In December 2010, the Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret produced The Village Project which was a weekend long immersive environment, a