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Warm up

Dance / Theatre

Mykalle Bielinski

The Theatre Centre, BMO Incubator

August 6, 8:30pm

August 7, 6:30pm

August 8, 10:00pm

60-min performance + 15-min conversation / Co-presented with The Theatre Centre

75 Minutes

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In response to the climate crisis, Mykalle takes on the challenge of powering her performance by generating her own electricity with her body and a bicycle. However, her system demands more energy than she can produce, trapping her in a cycle of exhaustion. She must break free from this consumerist logic to envision new ways of living that respect nature and herself.

As a powerful metaphor for the burnout capitalism inflicts on both bodies and ecosystems, the performance exposes the exploitation driven by the ideology of infinite growth. It tackles the blind spot of sustainable development head-on: the unbridled use of natural resources. At the intersection of sport, manifesto, concert, and ritual, this ultimate warm-up is an experiment in self-sufficiency that pushes consumer society to its limits. It asks a simple yet profound question: how can we truly be eco-responsible?

Mykalle Bielinski, direction, performance, text and design
Myriam Stéphanie Perraton-Lambert, dramaturgy
Édith Patenaude, co-direction
Gabriel Duquette, power plant

Warm up is supported by La Chapelle | Scènes contemporaines

The August 7th presentation of Warm up is designated as a Relaxed Performance and a Risk-Conscious Performance. All audience members are required to wear face masks or coverings in the Theatre Centre, BMO Incubator at all times.

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