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Festival Programming Announcement: June 26th

Six images of the six curators. Sue looks out at a body of water and sunset aboard a boat. A black and white image of Ralph dancing with hands on his waist and a leg raised wearing half pants, half dress. Aria looks at the camera wearing a yellow top, a beaded earring, in front of a purple background. A black and white image of Jivesh with round glasses, a beard, hooped earrings and a jean jacket. A profile image of ted with short blond hair, white tank top, long necklace and an arm tattoo of a large bird. An image of Alison looking at the camera smiling in a turquoise top and background.

Curators in Conversation

Conversation / Free / Online


Venue
Online / Pre-Recorded


Available Now


55 Minutes


Ticket Price
FREE (no registration required)

Six images of the six curators. Sue looks out at a body of water and sunset aboard a boat. A black and white image of Ralph dancing with hands on his waist and a leg raised wearing half pants, half dress. Aria looks at the camera wearing a yellow top, a beaded earring, in front of a purple background. A black and white image of Jivesh with round glasses, a beard, hooped earrings and a jean jacket. A profile image of ted with short blond hair, white tank top, long necklace and an arm tattoo of a large bird. An image of Alison looking at the camera smiling in a turquoise top and background.

The 2023 SummerWorks Performance Festival was curated by, and in conversation with, six Guest Curators who met regularly over several months during the curation of this year’s Festival. They shared their research and ongoing artistic interests and interrogations, and engaged in thoughtful discussion to come to the curatorial decisions for SummerWorks’ four programming streams.

In this roundtable-style conversation, facilitated by Sue Balint, the Guest Curators come together once again to reflect on this unique curatorial model, to ask each other questions about supporting artists and their practice, to discuss the themes they have seen emerge across programming streams, and reflect on what they’ve learned from the experience of collaborating in this way.

Guest Curators: Sue Balint, Ralph Escamillan, Aria Evans, Jivesh Parasram, ted witzel, Alison Wong
This online conversation is curated and facilitated by Sue Balint.


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Part of the SummerWorks Exchange programming – a series of events to facilitate artist and community growth, to strengthen the ecology of live performance in Canada, and expand our dialogue and collaboration with the international arts community.