Hive 3: Sugar

HIVE 3: a sold-out event in the 2010 Vancouver Cultural Olympiad

12 theatre companies + one warehouse space = event/experience/celebration X 12 (that's big!)

With DJs, drinks, dancing at the central cabaret, roving performances, and the 12 surrounding cells filled with creative mayhem and intimate experiences. 

The Only Animal's contribution Sugar blends five stories of first love into a candy-coloured confection.  Five women concot their miniature tales of bittersweet romance using baking ingredients and cookies.  These intimate object theatre pieces staged on breadboards balanced on the knees of two spectators take place in a 1950s frosted kitchen by the multitalented Keith Murray. 

Directed by Kendra Fanconi. Created by Ella Simon, Jessica Harvey, Caroline Sniatynski, Lisa Oppenheim, Nita Bowerman.  Featuring Raes Calvert. Sound design by Eric Rhys Miller.

Photos by Michael Sider