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
GHOST TRAIN on now!
Our annual Hallowee'en romp is on now in Stanley Park. Come ride the miniature train and see Dracula and Frankenstein and other classic horror characters in the dark forest!
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.
Salmon Row 2013
The remount of our 2011 hit production of Salmon Row at the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site in Steveston BC was as wonderful as the first time around. This site specific re-imagining of the vibrant communities that fished by the banks of the Fraser River brought back the team that created the original sold out production and ran from August 15 to September 1.
March 5, 21013: Arts Innovation Fund Award
We are thrilled to announce that we are one of eight recipients of the latest Arts Innovations Award, a programme of BC Film. We are going to be developing a web game based on our hit production Salmon Row, set for launch in time for the opening of the show's remount this August. Our partners in this are Left Right Minds Initiatives, a web and consulting company in Vancouver and the City of Richmond.
For more info on BC FIlm and the award: http://www.bcfm.ca/blog/recipients-arts-innovation-fund-announced/
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