Chapter one // 7y98D season launch: Dec 3 & 4, 2021
OURO’s Season 8 begins with a season opener featuring the premiere of 7y98D short film and excerpts of our new stage work choreographed by RubberLegz.
The short film is co-directed by Jeff Hamada, director of cinematography is David Ehrenreich, performed by OURO Collective with choreography from RubberLegz.
7y98D is inspired by The Climate Clock, a public art installation created by artists Gan Golan and Andrew Boyd set on Manhattan’s Union Square. The clock depicts a timer counting down remaining time to avoid climate disaster. According to the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC, if greenhouse gas emissions continue at their current rate, the average global temperature will continue to rise and become irreversible. This alarming and straightforward installation puts pressure on our society to reverse climate change. OURO became aware of the Climate Clock when it was down to 7 years and 98 days. With 7y98D, we aspire to bring the ‘most important number in the world’ to our audiences through a short film, photo release, ocean and community clean ups, and a new full length performance coming in the spring of 2022.
The production of 7y98D has been supported by Dance Victoria’s Chrystal Dance Prize, City of Vancouver, Canada Council for the Arts, and Bridge and Enrich Lives Society.