Industrial Arts

A massive shipment of theatre, cinema, dance and performing arts is unloading at RiverWalk. Literally.

As part of the 7th annual Fluid Movement Arts Festival, containR Calgary – an evolving art and performance event in intermodal shipping containers – will transform RiverWalk into an industrial hub with a difference. From October 10-21, the freight space inside two refurbished, recycled shipping containers is transformed into a rotating performance space. Expect the unexpected in a creative cargo of shows from around the globe and around the corner. 

There’ll be fresh, radical and stimulating performance installations, films and videos, dance, radio plays, parties and much else from MOCA, WordFest, Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Festival, The Consulate of Mexico, bravoFACT, Quickdraw Animation Society, YYCMobileMovie, We Should Know Each Other, Venus Envy, Possibilities & Poly Calgary.

containR Calgary festivities start with a pop-up satellite launch during Culture Days from September 28-30; its corrugated steel doors are thrown open to the curious on RiverWalk October 10. With over 100 free and ticketed events happening in and around those big steel boxes, you’ll definitely want to inspect the varied goods.

With a line-up that spans the globe, showcases emerging artists, and throws fabulous parties (slow dance, anyone?), containR Calgary promises to deliver a world of artistic experimentation right to our doorstep. Want to watch the setup? Check our Twitter feed; we’ll let you know when they arrive. 

Get tickets here or call 403 205 2922.