Sat Jun 15 2024 at 06:30 pm to 08:30 pm


Revue Cinema | Toronto, ON

Exclusive Toronto premiere of the film adaptation of the innovative opera.
About this Event

The Bicycle Opera Project is thrilled to present the film adaptation of SWEAT, an innovative opera by Juliet Palmer with a libretto by Anna Chatterton.

Directed and choreographed by Jennifer Nichols (Netflix's Tiny Pretty Things) and featuring the cinematographic artistry of Ash Tailor Jones, SWEAT offers a mesmerizing blend of contemporary dance and operatic performance. The film captures the raw emotion and haunting reality of women laboring in the garment industry, set against a backdrop of stark, abandoned factory spaces.

Juliet Palmer's compelling score mirrors the rhythmic pulse of the factory, intertwining the mechanical sounds of labor with the lyrical dreams and fantasies of the workers. This narrative is beautifully expressed through the talents of an all-Canadian ensemble cast under the music direction of Geoffrey Sirett.

SWEAT will follow the premiere of 'The Wild Goose', a new animated short produced by Canadian Art Song Project.

'The Wild Goose' was written by singer/songwriter Wade Hemsworth and arranged for Canadian Art Song Project by Cecilia Livingston. CASP Co-Artistic Directors, pianist Steven Philcox and tenor Lawrence Wiliford perform the arrangement written for them on this new recording. The animated short film pays homage to the National Film Board supported animated shorts 'The Log Driver’s Waltz' (1979) and 'Blackfly' (Christopher Hinton, 1991), both inspired by Wade Hemsworth songs.

In addition to being inspired by the tone of these animated shorts, 'The Wild Goose' also draws inspiration from the settler relationship with the natural landscape of Northern Ontario sketched by Group of Seven artist Thoreau MacDonald. Collaborating on the animated short film was a team of talented animation students from OCAD University.

Creative Team

<h4>Jennifer Nichols</h4>

Director | Choreographer | Producer

<h4>Larissa Koniuk</h4>

BOP Founder | Producer

<h4>Juliet Palmer</h4>


<h4>Anna Chatterton</h4>


<h4>Geoffrey Sirett</h4>

Music Director | Conductor

<h4>Ash Tailor-Jones</h4>


<h4>Vy Nguyen</h4>

First Assistant Camera

<h4>Krista Dowson</h4>

Costume Designer

<h4>Braden Dragomir</h4>

Key Gaffer | Additional Camera Operator

<h4>Brody McMaster</h4>

Key Grip | Additional Camera Operator

<h4>Emese Kiraly</h4>

Production Manager


<h4>Catherine Daniel</h4>

The Overseer

<h4>Keith Lam</h4>

The Manager

<h4>Larissa Koniuk</h4>

The Neighbour

<h4>Stephanie Tritchew</h4>

The Union Organizer

<h4>Caitlin Wood</h4>

Worker 1

<h4>Justine Owen</h4>

Worker 2

<h4>Erica Iris</h4>

Worker 3

<h4>Alex Beley</h4>

Worker 4

<h4>Cindy Won</h4>

Worker 5

<h4>Dedra McDermott</h4>

Dancer 1

<h4>Miyeko Ferguson</h4>

Dancer 2

<h4>Carleen Zouboules</h4>

Dancer 3


Where is it happening?

Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto, Canada

Event Location & Nearby Stays:


CAD 20.00

The Bicycle Opera Project

Host or Publisher The Bicycle Opera Project

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