Pure Research number four was led by Guillaume Bernardi at The Theatre Centre in Toronto on May 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, and 19th, 2004.
Topic of research and goals: The transition between speaking and singing in theatre and music theatre and how a director can modulate, and use that passage.
General inquiries: What is the territory that lay between speaking and singing?; What are the complex emotional and communication issues that accompany the transition from speaking to singing and back?; What are the dramatic motivations and meanings to go from one to the other?
Lead researcher: Guillaume Bernadi
Participating artists: James Rolfe, Brian McMillan, Vilma Vitols, Suba Sankaran, Yashoda Ranganathan, and Anna Chatterton.
Nightswimming: Brian Quirt and Naomi Campbell.