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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28 June

We Love Brief Encounters, Help Us #ConnectTheDots

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Brief Encounters gives artists the freedom to play with ideas, explore creativity and take risks in richly diverse collaborations. The result? Artists produce new works that challenge the borders of artistic disciplines. #ConnectTheDots with $5 It’s no secret that these are tough economic times for the arts and $5 can help your beloved interdisciplinary performance […]

16 June

After Brief Encounters Express

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A show for “you & the internet”, at Brief Encounters Express, 2 pairings of artists (all past BEers) came together to create impulsively under intense time constraints for the rEvolver Festival, at East Van’s the Cultch, May 22–24, 2014. A unique endeavour, these performances were witnessed live and via online stream and commenting. See the […]