Erin Donovan/ Co-Director, Music Creation, Concept
Erin Donovan is the Artistic Director of Hear Here Productions. Burnwater began as a dream of Erin's upon returning to Nova Scotia after many years away. She created the 2013 outdoor performance in East Dover on the property of her friends John and Nancy Little in collaboration with Mocean Dance and LoHiFi Productions.
Passionate about site-specific and interdisciplinary performance Erin has produced shows all over Canada on glacier lakes, in parks, libraries, night clubs and in theatres. As a percussionist and a pianist she has performed in orchestras and chamber groups all over Canada.
This 2016 production, Burnwater: Alchemy (a co-production with Mocean Dance and the Osprey Arts Centre) is an ongoing conversation with the outdoor show experience. An experiment triggered by a desire to examine our relationships to nature and influenced by the outdoor work she has created with Hear Here for the past 10 years.
Can you bring the feeling of the outside in?
What memories do we take from places we leave behind?
What residue do we leave behind when we move through spaces?
Erin Donovan with Sagromides of Venus (John Little) photo by Maylynn Quan