The Principle of Pleasure

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Inspired by the pleasures found in a Montreal trans bar, Manhattan vogue balls, Berlin fetish parties and Portland strip clubs, the virtuosic dancer-choreographer Gerard Reyes forges intimate connections with the audience by breaking the rules and conventions of these spaces. It’s a celebration of freedom, glamour, seduction and the unifying power of pleasure – set to the songs of Janet Jackson.


Conceived, Directed, Choreographed and Performed by Gerard Reyes; Live Original Composition and Remixes by Devon Bate; “Control” Remix by Ty Harper;Featuring the music of Janet Jackson; Lighting Design by Karine Gauthier; Costume Design and Tailoring by Vincent Tiley and Leigh Gallim; Make Up Design by Jasmin Goldstein; Helmet Design by Persona Non Grata; Artistic Counsel by Archie Burnett, Benoit Lachambre, Amazon Leiomy, Amy Shulman, Steven Serels, Matjash Mrozewski, Jose Xtravaganza, Nagato Ninja, Kristina Marlen, Jordan Hall and Riccardo Vino

photo by Damian Siqueiros

The Theatre Centre - Franco Boni Theatre
1115 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON

Friday August 4th 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday August 5th 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Tuesday August 8th 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Wednesday August 9th 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Thursday August 10th 10:45pm - 11:45pm
Friday August 11th 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Saturday August 12th 10:30pm - 11:30pm

Ticket Price: $15, $25, or $35

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New This Year: Pay What You DecideIn addition to our usual $15 ticket, $25 and $35 tickets are also available - you pick whichever suits your budget. All tickets are general admission, and there are no limits on any price level.Latecomer Policy Latecomers permitted up until 10 minutes after the start of the event.WarningsNudity, optional audience participation, haze, lasers