Legend has it that, in 1968, a secret organization called The Nowhere Collective attempted to draft a ‘Blueprint’ for a future Halifax, which they hoped to realize by 2018. It never happened. We don’t even know if the legend is true.
Downtown Halifax was the stage. Guided by a phone app, 850 participants searched the city of the present, considering its past and witnessing a series of encounters that evoke the city of tomorrow. In the process, they contributed to a New Blueprint for the city’s future, unveiled at the culmination of the search.
This is Nowhere featured a cast of 40+ actors, two choirs, a group of itinerant dancers and the work of an incredible team of writers, designers, technicians and site managers. It was one of 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter program.
The show can be adapted in scale and for other cities.