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Holding Mercury

A Woman, a Brain and a Drummer. Neuroscience meets kick-ass drumming and the question of change.


Holding Mercury is an experimental fusion of science, spoken word, explosive drumming and drama. The piece stands upon cutting edge research in neuroscience and in particular the concept of brain plasticity.

Who is the Drummer? Can the Woman control chaos through apparent certainties of science?

In development. Part of The Collaborations at the National Arts Centre

Currently seeking development support and opportunities. Contact Kristina if you or your organization would like to be part of the process!

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Creative Team:

Creator and Writer:  Kristina Watt

Performers: Kristina Watt, Mike Essoudry

Production Dramaturg and Music Director: Nick Carpenter

Musician and Composition: Mike Essoudry, Steve Geyer

Production Assistant: Drea

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