Ridge – Virtual Performance
Often called the “battle that made Canada,” Vimy Ridge resulted in over 10,000 Canadian casualties. Through storytelling and live music, Brendan examines misconceptions and varying perspectives around the battle, while drawing parallels to other formative events in our nation’s past. Featuring inventive musical interpretations of WWI soldier songs by Brendan’s band, The Fugitives, Ridge probes difficult yet necessary questions about how and why we grieve. A vivid, kinetic ride through history, as well as an intimate, personal examination of our connection to the past, Ridge is a visceral work that passionately argues against the exploitation of young lives.
“A poignant rumination on the soldier’s plight and the Battle of Vimy” – Globe and Mail, Best Art Picks of 2020