HIVE

HIVE 1

Created and co-produced by Boca del Lupo, Electric Company, Felix Culpa, Leaky Heaven Circus, Neworld Theatre, The Only Animal, Radix, Rumble Productions, Theatre Replacement, Theatre SKAM, and Western Theatre Conspiracy.

November 9 – 11, 2006
at The Chapel (304 Dunlevy Avenue, Vancouver)

Hive blew my mind. It’s one of the most exciting artistic events I’ve ever experienced.
—Colin Thomas, The Georgia Straight

Eleven performance cells clustered around a central bar. Each participating company created an intimate, short theatre piece, performing it for no more than twenty people at a time, at repeated intervals over the course of the evening. Audience members grabbed drinks and selected from a menu of performances, according to their own tastes and inclinations. They could see all 11 shows, pick and choose, or just hang at the bar, and cross-pollinate. At the first-ever HIVE, everyone was the Queen Bee.

HIVE 2

Created and co-produced by Boca del Lupo, Electric Company, Felix Culpa, Leaky Heaven Circus, Neworld Theatre, The Only Animal, Radix, Rumble Productions, Theatre Replacement, Theatre Conspiracy and Theatre Skam.

Presented by Magnetic North Theatre Festival
June 5 – 14, 2008
at The Centre for Digital Media, Great Northern Way

If you need proof that Vancouver is one of the most exciting theatre cities on the continent, head on down to Hive 2.
—Colin Thomas, The Georgia Straight

A featured event in the 2008 Magnetic North Theatre Festival in Vancouver, HIVE 2 took over 2 warehouse spaces at the Digital Media Centre for a 9-day marathon of perspective-rocking, intimate, outrageous, and eclectic performances by 11 independent BC theatre companies. Building on the success of the original HIVE, the member companies of Progress Lab were commissioned by the Festival through a grant from Arts Partners in Creative Development. Veda Hille curated nine bands for the after-show party each night, and Glenn Alteen of Grunt Gallery brought some seriously live artists to the cabaret space.

HIVE 3

Created and co-produced by Boca del Lupo, Electric Company, Felix Culpa, Leaky Heaven Circus, Neworld Theatre, Pi Theatre, Rumble Productions, The Only Animal, Radix, Theatre Replacement, Theatre Conspiracy and Victoria’s Theatre SKAM.

Presented with the 2010 Cultural Olympiad
March 11 – 14 and 17 – 20, 2010

at The Centre for Digital Media, Great Northern Way

The buzz was right—this is the hottest ticket in town…some absolutely dazzling little displays of theatrical innovations.
—Peter Birnie, Vancouver Sun on HIVE 2

Bigger, bolder and as buzz-worth as ever, HIVE 3 was one of the must-see events of 2010. From micro-theatre experiences tucked into the nooks and crannies of the venue to flash-mobs in the lobby, HIVE showcased the Vancouver’s independent theatre community like never before. The sold-out run featured inventive site-specific work, great live music each night and a super-charged celebration of Vancouver theatre.