Advanced Search

Advanced Search

The Hum ()

Produced by

GzAp Collective and Theatre Gargantua

Presented by

The SummerWorks Performance Festival

Director: Jacquie PA Thomas
Co-Creators: Julia Aplin and John Gzowski and Jenny Aplin

Original text, choreography, music & animation by the GzAp Collective


Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace


August 8th, 2015 – August 16th, 2015


“Listen. Can you hear it?”

Julia, John and Jenny invite you on a voyage from their living room couch to the galaxy stars.

Inspired by 10-year old Jenny’s paintings, this is a story of connections to family, the environment and life told through text, music, dance and drawing. It is an exploration of tuning into the connection itself; or in the words of a child, to the hum of the Earth.

Like her parents, dancer Julia Aplin and musician John Gzowski, Jenny explores big ideas through art. Her drawings focus on how we, and everything in nature, are made from the same elements, all from recycled stardust.

Jenny is part of a generation growing up at the world’s tipping point, for whom climate change is the defining issue, and who will find her way in the world she inherits.

The Hum is a playful exchange between science, art and family. (


John Gzowski Performer
Jenny Aplin Performer
Julia Aplin Performer

Creative Team

Jacquie PA Thomas Director
Julia Aplin Co-Creator
John Gzowski Co-Creator
Jenny Aplin Co-Creator
Jenny Aplin Original Drawings
Jenny Aplin Animations
Julia Aplin Animations
Daniel Bennett Animations
Yulia Kovaleva Animations
Yolanda Ferrato Animations
Šimon Mizera Animations
Kirsten Johnson Animations
Michael Gordon Spence Dramaturge
Yolanda Ferrato Assistant Director
Michael Gordon Spence Set Designer
Gabe Cropley Lighting Designer
Julia Aplin Costumes
Kelley Aiken Costume Assistant


Yolanda Ferrato Producer
Daniel Bennett Stage Manager
Laird Macdonald Video Consultant
Yolanda Ferrato Producer
Yulia Kovaleva Publicity Intern
Šimon Mizera Artistic Intern
Madeleine Brown Artistic Intern


David Fisher Venue Technician
Eric Read Venue Technician
Colin Harris Venue Technician
Gabe Cropley Festival Lighting Designer