1115 Queen Street West
|Saturday August 13th||6:45 PM - 7:45 PM|
|Sunday August 14th||1:15 PM - 2:15 PM|
No Context is a work that was originally created through a commission from the Nomadic Curatorial Collective to develop a new work out of archival documents on 15 Dance Lab, Canada’s seminal centre for experimental dance active in the 1970s. Housed at Dance Collection Danse, this messy, beautiful, nostalgic box of archives led to a rabbit hole of the problems of living where you were born maybe for the rest of your life, and the specificities attached when that place is Toronto, the most insecure city in North America. In this work Amelia performs a long-form single-task improvisation while her best friend Catherine Ribeiro reads a document that Amelia’s been writing while drunk for the past year and a half. The work touches on, but is not about, gender imbalance, frustration, city council, bureaucracy, The Creative Process, desire, and pop music.
Created by Amelia Ehrhardt; Performed by Amelia Ehrhardt and Catherine Ribeiro; Commissioned by The Nomadic Curatorial Collective: Victoria Mohr-Blakeney, Cara Spooner and Erin McCurdy; With thanks to Dance Collection Danse and the artists of 15 Dance Lab.
"No Context presents us with a transparent and transforming frustration and love of a dance scene. Through a raw and kind of drunk stream-of-consciousness and deep archival care, research is reconstructed into performance, which, in turn, questions the power of history and community." - Jenn Goodwin