Photo Chris Randle


Duration: 65 minutes (one act, no intermission)
Premiere: December 3–6, 2008
Choreography and Direction: Amber Funk Barton
Performers: Amber Funk Barton, Josh Beamish, Heather Laura Gray,
Josh Martin, David Raymond
Sound Designer and Composer: Jacob Cino
Composer: Kristopher Fulton
Light Design: Jason Dubois

RISK is an observation of young people and how they act with each other, in relationships, social circles and how they cope with their place in the world. A physical and emotional journey, RISK is an abstract narrative that follows five twenty-somethings struggling with issues of identity, vulnerability, information saturation and time. No matter how old we become, we are all confronted by issues that plague young people, such as bullying, addiction, unrequited love, acceptance, and peer pressure. It does make one wonder: Do any of us ever really grow up?

RISK was supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the British Columbia Arts Council, the Holy Body Tattoo Emerging Artist Award, The Dance Centre’s Artist-in-Residence Program and presented by the Firehall Arts Centre.