queer slow dance with radical thought: The (Ir)reverence Edition
1150 Queen Street West
|Thursday August 4th||6:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
|Sunday August 7th||4:00 PM - 6:00 PM|
|Saturday August 13th||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
|Sunday August 14th||5:00 PM - 6:00 PM|
|Sunday August 14th||7:30 PM - 8:30 PM|
Audience members may come and go throughout the performance times.
THIS SHOW HAS MULTIPLE VENUES:
Thursday August 4th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Drake Room 222
Sunday August 7th 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Factory Theatre Lobby
Saturday August 13th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Artscape Youngplace Lobby
Sunday August 14th 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Theatre Centre Lobby
How do those vital thinkers who are no longer with us live on and how do we find the ones whose names we do not know? Here we are between mouth whispering and ear listening – hands held, eye to eye, our bodies are force fields of remembering.
queer slow dance with radical thought: The (Ir)reverence Edition offers one-on-one experiences to participants who sign up to “read” materials of radical thought, performed by live bodies in the form of a slow dance or other intimate encounter. For us, queerness is more than gender and sexuality. We see queerness as a way of being outcast, performing thought and action outside of convention. To those who shake the boat, subtly or forcefully, who make utopian worlds in the flesh, we invite you to challenge and expand this thing called queerness.
Conceived by Heather Hermant; Created by Heather Hermant and Alvis Parsley.
"I was immediately struck by the simple brilliance of this work. Heather Hermant and Alvis Parsley have created an important piece that directly addresses our relationship to queer theory and its history. As an audience member, you are dancing with a living text book. You are receiving these ideas directly into your body, in the most gentle and generous of gestures – the slow dance. Spots are extremely limited, advance sign up is recommended." - Cathy Gordon