Swan Song (for Cats)
JANUARY 2014 / PUSH INTERNATIONAL PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL / PERFORMANCE WORKS, VANCOUVER

For their last (and most preparationally-intensive) performance, Norma finally realised a 10-year dream by donning Andrew Lloyd Webber-style cat costumes. The artists next proceeded to assemble progressively elaborate stage sets with hand-made props built from junk piles and studio detritus, then used the settings to recreate a series of YouTube cat videos. The performance ended with a synchronized rendition of Elaine Paige’s famed swan song, Memory.

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Reference videos:
The Maru Cat is Playing With Box
Cat Tape Experiment
Cat decides to take a bath
Cat In A Shark Costume Chases A Duck While Riding A Roomba
Jumping cat (epic fail)
Fat Cat in in pot
Maru with Bag
Kitten Surprise!
Cat and Ceiling Fan (Nokia commercial)