Wild parties were never her scene

Showtimes

Craft Ontario
1106 Queen St. West
Toronto
Ticket Price: FREE Save with a Pass
Friday August 5th 9:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Sunday August 7th 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday August 9th 9:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Friday August 12th 9:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Note

Audience members may come and go throughout the performance times.

About

An hour-long multimedia performance occupies the glass-walled storefront of Craft Ontario. This performance is a sighting – standing outside offers you the perfect view, and you may come and go at your leisure. The performance is about pleasure – hedonistic party culture in the form of an intimate rave. One media artist and two dancers work in their own mediums to ask how the cultivated body navigates pleasurable states in a balancing act of mindfulness and wild abandon. Through repetition, trance, and sweat, they explore ideas of excess, desire, impossibility, and satiety.

JOIN THE PLEASURE PURSUIT: In place of a Sunday performance, a participatory event will be held every 30-minutes. On a first come basis, interested participants may join a facilitated movement exercise guiding them through the bodily experience that underlies this work – a mindful practice of discovering and pursuing pleasure sources identified in simple movements. No dance experience necessary!

Sign-up for a 30 minute workshop on Sunday August 7th by clicking the “Book Now” button. Regular performances on August 5th, 9th, and 12th operate on a first-come first-served basis.

Credits

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Conceived by Vanessa Jane Kimmons; Performed by Syreeta Hector and Vanessa Jane Kimmons; Media by Tyler Sammy and Driftnote.

Curator's Note

"Vanessa Jane Kimmons is a beautiful dancer. She is an inventive choreographer. But Wild Parties... is not a dance, not choreography in the way one might imagine a dance to look like. The theme of the work, freedom vs restraint, identifying the rules we obey when following an impulse or a desire, are played out within the audience (who are free to come and go) as well as the performers. You can sit or stand as close or as far as you wish. As the movement unfolds, do you choose to succumb or resist?" - Cathy Gordon