10 ARTISTS

With a Guest Programmer, we choose 10 artists who inspire us and match them in 5 unusual pairs…a comedian and a ballet dancer; a poet and a punk cellist; a sculptor and a puppeteer.

2 WEEKS

The artists meet their partner for the first time 2 weeks before the show. They have never worked together before.

5 NEW WORKS

The only criteria is that each pair perform a new collaborative work.

1 SHOW

The end result is always a surprise, for everyone.

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21 April

New Connections w/ Brief Encounters

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Fresh with a new look to accompany our established platform, for Brief Encounters 21 we head back to Gastown, into our newest venue, Guilt & Co. With this move comes some changes, including offering folks like you the opportunity to reach our audiences in our show programs: 8” x 5”, b&w, inside front cover = […]

18 April

Volume 21: press release

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Brief Encounters 21 May 8-10, 2014, 7:30pm (doors open at 7pm) Guilt & Co. (1 Alexander Street, Gastown, Vancouver) Tickets: $20-$35 at briefencounters21.brownpapertickets.com Ten fearless artists, five inspired pairings, and two weeks to create: Brief Encounters returns for Volume 21 with three nights of thrilling interdisciplinary mash-ups.   For its 21st incarnation, Brief Encounters is heading home […]