Pure Research number twenty-one was led by Derek Kwan at Glen Morris Studio at the University of Toronto in Toronto, on October 15th, 18th, and 19th, 2010.
Topic of research and goals: Explore some physical limitations of Classical singing and serve as some sort of basis from which to work to integrate extreme physical movement into opera.
General inquiries: What are the physical limitations of operatic singing?; With the current trend of integrating physicality into opera, what exactly is feasible?; Are there boundaries that haven´t been tested yet?
Lead researcher: Derek Kwan.
Participating artists: Teiya Kasahara and Michael Mori.
Nightswimming: Brian Quirt, Rupal Shah, and intern Rachel Steinberg.