Who We Are
Mortal Coil Performance Society is dedicated to creating imaginative theatre and spectacle for audiences young and old. Our artistic vision is grand. We bring a sense of magic and myth to our performing characters through the use of stilts, masks and fantastic costuming.
The company’s creative and original work is presented at festivals, in theatres and at site-specific events. We also develop and teach classes, workshops and lecture/demonstrations on the performing arts to the general public, educators and professional performers.
News and Updates
The Faerie Play - August 5 - 15, 2015
We are proud to be partnering with the Sharing Farm and the City of Richmond on a new site specific production for children and families about the many - seen and unseen - lives that are found on a working farm. Check back here over the next few weeks for more information and how to buy tickets.
Innovations Award - May, 2014
We are thrilled that we have received an Innovations award from the BC Arts Council in the most recent round of funding (January 2014). This grant is for the development of a large puppet (think over 20 feet) that will eventually be part of a production of Gulliver's Travels.
We've moved our offices to the new Arts Factory at 281 Industrial Avenue. We're thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful project and look forward to working next to everyone who will be in the building.
What They Are Saying
The company's creative and original work can be presented to audiences in theatres, at festivals and at site specific events. We also develop and teach classes, workshops and lecture/demonstrations on the performing arts to the general public, educators and professional performers.
"They are just what we hope art will be - sensual, visionary and magical..."
» Dugg Simpson, Artistic Director, Vancouver Folk Music Festival
"Hands down, the most bizarre, bewitching and wildly creative performance of the day."
» Jo Ledingham, The Georgia Straight
"One of the most magical groups Vancouver has to offer...they delighted crowds... and danced with seemingly impossible balance."
» The Burnaby News
"Watching Mortal Coil was like floating, untethered in the work of Marc Chagall...the delight they invoked in me was childlike and completely luxurious."
» Colin Thomas, The Fringe Review