Will you be the life of the party or will this party be the death of you?
Member tickets available starting September 5 for $35
Regular tickets: $45 after September 29
When the mood is black and white and the morals are anything but—Dial R for Refinery at your AGA’s elegant Halloween party. Turn your martini glass into a magnifying lens, track down artful clues, solve a mystery and answer the question: will you be the life of the party or will this party be the death of you?
Inspired by classic film noir themes, this Refinery late-night art party is all about the intersections between light and dark.
The evening’s soundtrack provided by DJ Kris Harvey whose beats will have you cutting a rug all night long.
Break out a fedora, seamed stockings, zoot suit, or vintage red lipstick and join us for a night of murderous intrigue at Dial R for Refinery, if you dare.
Having a tough time deciding on a costume? Take a look at our Pinterest board for inspiration. Bonus: Theatre Garage is offering 20% off your Refinery costume.
See our confirmed artists below...with a surprise fourth artist to be announced soon!
Patrick Arès-Pilon is a Strathern born, multi-disciplinary artist. Being afflicted by a rare condition where he emanates unusual levels of magnetism, Patrick avoids using digital technologies such as computers, cell phones and the internet in his daily routine. Instead he embraces analog technologies to create original contemporary works which have a heightened sense of physicality and sincerity. L’art is a lifestyle for Patrick, he can be seen driving around our fair city with a pair of loudspeakers on his vintage car, but he is unseen when printing photographs in his darkroom. His art has also transported him to Estonia, New York, Montréal, Toronto and Calgary.
Good Women Dance Collective (GWDC) is a creation-based company committed to supporting a vibrant and sustainable contemporary dance community in Edmonton since 2009. The collective’s artistic focus is on creating and producing innovative new works that simultaneously challenge and expand their audience. GWDC also dedicates a large part of its season toward partnering with local organizations to offer performance, education, and professional development opportunities to artists working in Edmonton. Current artistic members Ainsley Hillyard, Alison Kause, Alida Kendell and Kate Stashko have trained across Canada, the US, and Europe, and are passionate about making contemporary dance more accessible to the general public.
Good Women’s performance at Refinery will feature Ainsley Hillyard, Alison Kause, and Bridget Jessome.
The anti-hero, the femme fatale and the red herring: wind your way around the curves and corners of the AGA, following these iconic noir tropes and piecing together a spine tingling mystery. Using abstracted narrative and contemporary movement scores, the Good Women Dance Collective will light your imagination on fire with some good old fashioned intrigue interpreted in a brand new way.
Brandi Strauss explores the ominous elements of humanity and how we co-exist with the natural world. By meticulously dismantling found images piece by piece, she reconstructs a new world, creating two dimensional portals, exploring different emotions unique to each individual viewer. The subjects presented are both familiar and unknown, the paradox between the mundane and complex nature of the subconscious imagination.
This enigmatic photographer can be found bathed in the red glow of his darkroom, obscured behind his camera lens, or under the cover of steam from some freshly brewed coffee. You'll hear his voice, but you'll never see his face as he captures your likeness. Not one to shy away from a challenge, the photographer’s thoughts move as fast as his shutter clicks. Dare to step in front of his camera and behind the curtains of his darkroom to discover yourself in the shadows, as chemical processes bring you into the light.
With 15+ years of experience in the YEG music scene, Kris is constantly around the world of dance music. From Connected Entertainment to the Chvrch of John & Axe & Smash, Kris's projects find ways to stay on the fringe of underground while never losing sight of the dance floor. Constantly looking for his next favourite song in the interweb ethers, he's hoping to find your new favourite as well. Anything from house to hip hop, and anything in between. If you catch him on the turntables, get your dancing shoes and Shazam app ready. You'll be wanting both.