FADO E-LIST (July 2010)

FADO Performance Art Centre E-Bulletin: July 2010 



1. EVENT: Performative Gestures - Political Moves


2. EVENT: Contemporary Experiences at FIMA

Dates: July 1-11, 2010: Source: FIMA

3. EVENT: The Keith Cole Experience (with special offer FREE TICKETS)
Date: Friday July 9, 2010; Source: Keith Cole

4. EVENT: Home Sweet Home

Dates: July 9-11, 2010; Source: GlogauAIR

5. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Performance, Ceremony, Ritual

Deadline DATE: July 12, 2010; Source: I-Park Foundation

6. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Schloss bröllin e.V.

Deadline date: July 15, 2010; Source: Schloss bröllin

7. EVENT: Z’s by the C: a radical crafting and public napping project
Dates: Saturday July 17 – 18, 2010; Source: Theatre Centre

8. EVENT: and other stuff from Performance Stammitsch

Date: July 27-29, 2010, Source: Dominik Walther

9. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS; 32nd Rhubarb Festival

Deadline dates: various, see below; Source: Laura Nanni

10. OPEN CALL FOR RESPONSES: Feminist Research Performance Project
Date: unspecified; Source: Pam Patterson


Deadline date: July 30, 2010; Source: Clemente Padin

12. WORKSHOPS: Summer 2010 Film and Digital Workshops
Registration CONTINUES; Source: LIFT

13. INVITATION: 24h butoh and it is not butoh

Date: unspecified; Source: Claudia Wittmann

Date: now!; Source: Esse




1. EVENT: Performative Gestures - Political Moves



Symposium on women performance artists in Eastern Europe

Atrium of ZRC SAZU (Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts), Novi trg 2, Ljubljana, Slovenia


Speakers: Marina Grzinic (SI), Tímea Junghaus (HU), Suzana Milevska (MK), Barbara Orel (SI), Martina Pachmanová (CZ), Marija Mojca Pungercar (SI), Nurhan Qehaja (KV), Ana Peraica (HR), Waldemar Tatarczuk  (PL)
Performances: Marta Bosowska (PL), Teja Reba (SI) and Leja Jurisic (SI)

Video screening: Alma Suljevic (BA), PPF (SI)
Moderators: Katja Kobolt (SI/DE) and Lana Zdravkovic (RS/SI)
The living element – i.e. the body and the event actualised by means of performance arts (live art, body art, happening, performance interventions or actions) are undoubtedly experiencing, both in contemporary art as well as contemporary performing arts, a revival. The symposium Performative Gestures – Political Moves draws the attention of the City of Women - starting with the European project A Space for Live Art and with the guest exhibition and accompanying events, entitled Re.Act.Feminism (V×igalica gallery, March 2009) – to this processual and heterogeneous art form that combines the elements of dance, music, video and visual arts, as well as new media.
The symposium highlights in particular the performance practices of Eastern European women artists addressing various notions, theoretisations and historisations of hegemonial (neo-imperial and neo-colonial) narratives of the art system that characterise both production as well as receptive frames of artists' expression within this art form.

Based on the fact that the term »Eastern Europe« itself has experienced a peculiar institutionalisation within the art system, the symposium Performative Gestures – Political Moves will provide a platform to reconsider the decolonisation strategies of the Eastern European notion and a (self)reflection of curatorial practices and the historisation of art projects in the region of Eastern Europe.

Production: Association for the Promotion of Women in Culture - City of Women
Co-production: Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts

The project was made possible by: ERSTE Stiftung
A Space for Live Art, Ministry of Culture RS, Ljubljana Municipality – Culture Dept.

Urska Comino
odnosi z javnostmi in promocija / PR activities
Drustvo za promocijo zensk v kulturi - Mesto zensk /
Association for the Promotion of Women in Culture - City of Women
a: Metelkova 6 / 1000 Ljubljana / Slovenija
t: + 386 (0)1 438 15 85
m: + 386 (0)31 357 965
e: pr@cityofwomen.org




2. EVENT: Contemporary Experiences at FIMA

Dates: July 1-11, 2010: Source: FIMA




Contemporary art exists outside of art galleries and universities. It is in the public space and like any sensitive experience, it is accessible to everyone. Contemporary art offers a new point of view where the spectator becomes a participant, experimenting with new feelings and thoughts. 


Eight artists from Canada, the USA and France invite you to live a memorable experience.


Chris Wildrick (New York)

Lyndsay Ladobruk (Manitoba)

Ali El-Darsa (Québec)

Ikbal Singh (Colombie-Britannique)

Mark Cooley (Washington D.C.)

Roxane Chamberland (Québec)
Léa LeBricomte (France)

Émilie Franceschin (France)


Full details of installations and performance schedule at: www.festivaldesarts.org




***SPECIAL OFFER: limited number of tickets available to subscribers of the FADO e-bulletin. Email for a couple of free tickets today! ****


3. EVENT: The Keith Cole Experience
Date: Friday July 9, 2010; Source: Keith Cole


Buddies in Bad Times Theatre's Tallulah's Cabaret
Friday July 9th, 2010

Keith Cole. When you hear the name or the voice, see the face or the body, what do you think? Tough guy? Sex symbol? Mayor of Toronto? You Bet.  Election Day is Monday October 25th, 2010. VOTE! Keith Cole for Mayor. Get Over It. My campaign is going very well – thank you very much.
The next ‘Experience’ is Friday July 9th, 2010 and it is gonna be musical mixed in with a little performance art – all this for $8.00.
Although everyone knows that what is on the outside is what really counts, get to know the inside of Keith Cole when he unleashes the next installment of his dazzling, star studded show, "The Keith Cole Experience," featuring a delicious selection of Toronto's most fabulous performers and a few slices of his own life with sexy results guaranteed. Always the 2nd Friday of the month, "The Keith Cole Experience" features some of Keith Cole's favourite things and to celebrate the recent announcement of his intention to be the next Mayor of Toronto "The Keith Cole Experience” will expand its horizons and bring adoring fans even more fabulous entertainment, wacky tales from his Official Campaign Headquarters in St. Jamestown and special reports from The Mayoral Campaign Trail as he seeks victory in his quest to be Mayor of The City of Toronto in 2010.
“The Keith Cole Experience” LIVE MUSIC AWARENESS SHOW features a performance from a past ‘Experience’ band that struck a chord with audiences and they are back by extreme popular demand – REVENGE PREGNANCY. Making their ‘Experience’ debuts are The Torrent and Tomboyfriend along with special guest star Shannon Cochrane!

"The Keith Cole Experience"
Friday July 9th, 2010
Doors: 10:30pm

Showtime: 11:15pm sharp!

Tallulah's Cabaret, Buddies In Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander Street


Featuring: Revenge Pregnancy, The Torrent, Tomboyfriend, Shannon Cochrane & DJ K-Tel and so much more!




4. EVENT: Home Sweet Home

Dates: July 9-11, 2010; Source: GlogauAIR





18 Performances in 2 different spaces for: 2 days

Exhibition: 10 artists in Residence in GlogauAIR: 1 month

Videoart screening: 2nd edition of the Videoakt Festival: 2 days.

Performance workshop in site-specific places: 4 days and presentation

Late Programme: video projections and dj: 2 nights


Location: Werkstatt der Kulturen

Wissmannstraße 32, 12049 Berlin-Neukölln 


Dates: July 9-11, 2010


Our goal is to bring together and network artists working in the field of performance and video art that coming from different geographical and social backgrounds work and live in Berlin.

In the past years this two genres gained position in the contemporary art scene and more artists took them as their main medium. Both are expressions of our eclectic historical moment, produced at the crossroads of other disciplines such as installation, conceptual art, dance, theater, architecture, design, sculpture, electronic, net and digital art or other documentary aspects of artistic practice. We would like to show the wide range of possibilities that these genres are including.


Organizer Institution: Künstlerhaus GlogauAIR gGmbH

Director: Irene Pascual

Co-organizers: Heiko Pfreundt, John-Patrick Morarescu, Ana Valles,

Assistence: Aida Nogues, Santiago Baron, Silvia Pinto, Mariana Piñar




5. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Performance, Ceremony, Ritual

Deadline DATE: July 12, 2010; Source: I-Park Foundation


The I-Park Foundation, a not-for-profit international arts community sited within an expansive nature preserve in East Haddam, Connecticut, is seeking memory-themed proposals for its Thanatopolis Project, an alternative memorial park/space in the advanced conceptual phase of its development.  Drawing from the fields of Theater, Choreography and Performance Art, I-Park is looking for works that harmonize with the long-term goal of Thanatopolis, which is to re-imagine our cultural and personal relationship to death, memory and memorialization and to engage the evocative power of performance, along with other creative disciplines, to bring into being a new sacredlandscape/sound-space.  


This non-denominational performance/ritual will be staged in an outdoor setting on the I-Park grounds on October 2, 2010 as part of the Thanatopolis Exhibition, which will include music and unveiling of new works on the land.  


Judging will be by a distinguished inter-disciplinary Selection Committee on the basis of creativity, cultural relevance, site responsiveness, feasibility and efficacy in terms of engaging the senses and emotions of the event attendees.


Those selected to design and execute their performance for the Thanatopolis Exhibition will receive a creative fee of $2,000 plus a budget for the costs of staging the event and travel reimbursement.  


See links below for details on the submission process and elaboration on the inter-disciplinary and collaborative nature of the Thanatopolis Project.


Entry Fee: waived for this project

Application Format: online submission through the I-Park website


Deadline: all submissions must be received by July 12, 2010

Restrictions: no restrictions as to nationality, age or gender

Thanatopolis Overview: http://www.i-park.org/Thanos.html

I-Park Website: www.i-park.org


Questions: contact Claire Jeffreys at Thanatopolis@gmail.com  




6. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Schloss bröllin e.V.

Deadline date: July 15, 2010; Source: Schloss bröllin


Schloss bröllin e.V. is offering project-based support in 2011 for artist groups in the fields of theatre, dance, performance and interdisciplinary arts. Please find enclosed information regarding the Call for Entries for the residencies.

This assisted residency is for a maximum of three weeks and will provide workspace, catered accommodation and a refund for travel costs within Germany, as well as practical support for artistic productions.

Application forms can be downloaded from the following website: http://www.broellin.de/english2/ausschr.htm


For application forms and further information, please contact:
Katharina Husemann
D-17309 Fahrenwalde, Bröllin 3

Tel. +49-(0)39747-5650-0, Fax –5650-11,

Berlin Office,
Tel.& Fax +49-(0)30-440 555 66





7. EVENT: Z’s by the C: a radical crafting and public napping project
Dates: Saturday July 17 – 18, 2010; Source: Theatre Centre


The Theatre Centre in partnership with Cooking Fire Theatre Festival presents
Z’s by the C: a radical crafting and public napping project
By Eric Moschopedis and Mia Rushton + You!
Saturday July 17 – Sunday July 18, 2010

Come decorate a sleeping mask before catching some Z’s in downtown Toronto!

The residents of Toronto are invited to come personalize a sleeping mask using simple crafting techniques before covering their eyes and dozing off in the city.  By creating a safe sleeping zone on the site of a proposed park in the Queen West neighbourhood, Eric Moschopedis and Mia Rushton seek to legitimize public napping under the aegis of art - just sweet public dreams!

Z’s by the C is a project in art and social engagement that playfully, but critically, aims to destabilize public and private space by performing a highly intimate act - napping in the city. Increasingly, neoliberal economic and cultural policies have led Western cities to implement social strategies that prohibit loitering and consequently limit public sleeping. Rushton and Moschopedis perceive this criminalization of everyday behaviour as not only an affront to our society’s marginalized and fatigued citizens, but also as an attack on public dreaming. As a public intervention, Z’s by the C seeks to rectify this situation, if only temporarily.

Mia Rushton is a printmaker, crafter and collector. By combining the elements of silk screening, sewing, knitting, and drawing, Rushton is among a new generation of do-it-yourself, indie artists who have embraced handcrafting as a way out and a resistance to the overly technocratic art industry. A graduate from Alberta College of Art & Design, Rushton has shown her work at Alternator Gallery for Contemporary Art, Choose Yer Own Fest and in Truck Gallery’s CAMPER.

Eric Moschopedis is an award-winning interdisciplinary performer, facilitator, educator, and curator. A graduate of Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies at University of British Columbia, Moschopedis creates community-specific, relational, and participatory works that invite audiences to become active collaborators in the creation of community. He also maintains a performance practice that oscillates between staged performance, performance for video, installation, performative work, intervention, and walking, finding, and collecting.

Since 1979, The Theatre Centre has been Toronto’s home for experimental performance. Serving as an arts incubator, the centre provides emerging and established artists with the facilities, funding, mentorship, profile and sense of community to enable new work to be created, explored and developed. www.theatrecentre.org


DATES: Saturday July 17 - Sunday July 18, 12-4pm
VENUE: At the proposed park located at Lisgar Street, kitty corner to Queen Street West, Toronto
MORE INFORMATION: www.theatrecentre.org

The Theatre Centre is supported by The Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian Heritage, The Ontario Arts Council. The Toronto Arts Council, George C Metcalf Foundation, The Ontario Trillium Foundation.The Cooking Fire Theatre Festival acknowledges the support of The Ontario Arts Council, The Toronto Arts Council, and The McLean Foundation.




8. EVENT: and other stuff from Performance Stammtisch

Date: July 27-29, 2010, Source: Dominik Walther


Dear friends, colleagues and afficionadoes,

This is it! We have had enough! It is too hot! There is too much football on TV! We are off to our well deserved vacations. Just one or two more things before we go.

Tomorrow, Saturday, July 3rd, we want to see you for one more hot (sic!) new edition of Burmester und Feigl zeigen Performancekunst at Roter Salon, Volksbuehne am Rosa Luxemburg Platz.


Our guests are Joost Nieuwenburg (NL) and Mark Greenwood (GB), starting at 9 pm. Free admission for our members. Read all about it here 


(NB. This is way after the Germany game, so no excuses).

And while Burmester and Feigl are relaxing on the beach, Janine Eisenächer is sweating it out in Berlin, curating Platform Young Performance Artists July 27th to 29th. A collaboration of Performer Stammtisch, IPAH e.V. in cooperation with Flutgraben e.V. Two nights of Performance Art and two afternoons of discussions. About 35 participants of IPAH Summer School will come to Berlin to present solo works and group performances, plus work from the teachers Bartolomé Ferrando (ESP) and Jürgen Fritz (DE). Young artists from around Stammtisch will also participate: J oy Harder (DE), Francis O'Shaughnessy (CDN) Michela Depetris (I), and Dmitry Paranyushkin (RUS/DE) at Flutgraben e.V., Am Flutgraben 3, 12435 Berlin (U Schlesisches Tor, S Treptower Park).

We will be back on September 6, with two duo performances by Molly and me, the spectacular ukulele duo from Copenhagen, and a performance by Chuyia Chia (CH) and Joakim Stampe (SWE).


Read all about it on www.performerstammtisch.de




9. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 32nd Rhubarb Festival

Deadline dates: various, see below; Source: Laura Nanni


Toronto's Annual Convergence of Contemporary Performance

Feb 16-27, 2011

Festival Director Laura Nanni

Produced by Buddies in Bad Times Theatre for over 30 years, the Rhubarb Festival has offered artists a critic-free environment to experiment with new explorations in performance. Rhubarb continuously reconsiders the possibilities for performance - how we create it, how we present it and how we experience it. It is an invitation for artists to take risks, investigate new directions and challenge conventions. It is an opportunity for adventurous audiences to journey off predictable paths. Rhubarb provides artists with a rare opportunity to present work to a large and enthusiastic audience. Many Rhubarb shows have gone on to be further developed and presented in Toronto, across Canada and internationally.


DEADLINE: 5PM, Tuesday August 17, 2010        
Rhubarb seeks proposals for new, not previously produced performances (30 minutes or less) for the 32nd Annual Rhubarb Festival.  Submissions are encouraged from both established and emerging artists working in the areas of contemporary theatre, performance art, dance, music, interdisciplinary and hybrid forms.  Of particular interest are projects, approaches and ideas that are new territory for the artist and the medium. 

Selected projects will be featured during the festival (Feb. 16-27, 2011) and will receive technical, production, administrative, promotional and artistic support. Invited companies will have the opportunity to access free rehearsal space leading up to Rhubarb. In addition to an honorarium, festival artists also receive an unlimited artist pass, allowing them to see work for free by local, national and international artists over the course of two weeks.

New to Rhubarb this year!


DEADLINE: 5PM, Monday August 30, 2010
Building on the culture of club nights at Buddies, Rhubarb invites DJs and musicians who venture into new and experimental territory of music performance (especially those working in live mixing and sampling) to submit proposals. This may include DJs/ electronic artists collaborating with animators, new media artists, choreographers, etc. to create a short set. Other possibilities include musicians working with non-traditional equipment and instruments (i.e. kitchen appliances, video game consoles, found objects, bicycle powered amps, etc.). Of special interest are proposals that not only suggest experimentation with the instruments themselves, but also consider aspects of the music in relation to staging, conceptual meaning, story and/ or form.


DEADLINE: 5PM, Monday August 30, 2010
Taking the Rhubarb experience outside the walls of Buddies, the festival invites proposals for works that begin elsewhere and converge at Buddies (12 Alexander Street, Toronto). Performance interventions, performances on the subway, flash mobs, etc. that eventually end at Buddies are encouraged. Participatory projects and online performances that are developed in the lead up to Rhubarb and culminate in another form of presentation at Buddies are also welcome. The proposal should take into consideration not only the festival audiences but also the general public, unsuspecting and accidental audiences who may stumble upon or intersect with the work.


Only submissions delivered by or post-marked by the deadline dates will be accepted. Works submitted must be new and original. Submissions must be submitted in hard copy only and must be accompanied by the 2011 Rhubarb Festival Application Form (available online at www.buddiesinbadtimes.com) and the $20 non-refundable reading fee (payable to: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre). Fax or email submissions will not be accepted and late submissions will not be considered.



Laura Nanni, Rhubarb Festival Director,
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre 12 Alexander Street, Toronto ON M4Y 1B4
For further information please contact: Laura Nanni, laura@buddiesinbadtimes.com or 416-975-9130 x58

Laura Nanni
Rhubarb Festival Director
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
12 Alexander Street
Toronto ON M4Y 1B4
416-975-9130 x58




10. OPEN CALL FOR RESPONSES: Feminist Research Performance Project
Date: unspecified; Source: Pam Patterson



Feminist Research Performance Project

“I know what I used to think of it as, which is looking at women in a society that is defined by a patriarchy and finding a place for women to fight against that patriarchy…” Leena Raudvee

How does one define Feminism? What is a Feminist? What does a Feminist do? How do you become a Feminist? These are just a few of the questions that we asked each other when presented with the challenge of performing Feminist culture. As self-proclaimed Feminists we have our individual narratives to answer our initial questions.

As Feminists of different generations and varied cultures we’re interested in answering these questions with specific reference to the ‘now’. Since the inception of a Feminist culture many theories have circulated, many discussions have been had, and we now feel that it is time for a re-defining and/or re-culturing of our understanding of Feminist culture as it exists today.

As performance artists, a core element in each of our practices is the act of collaboration. With this in mind, we are taking an investigative approach and putting out this open call for responses to our key question: What instructions can you give for a Feminist action?

We ask that you provide us with instructions for a Feminist action that we may choose to interpret and perform.

Please send instructions to Leena Raudvee and Erika DeFreitas at the following email address: erika.leena@gmail.com with the subject: Action.

Our documentation of performed actions will be on exhibit at XPACE Culture Centre during the WIAprojects symposium Performing Feminist Culture, held on November 6, 2010.

DEADLINE: As soon as possible!





Deadline date: July 30, 2010; Source: Clemente Padin


10 x 15, space of liberty

Sending: physic postal 10 x 15 cmt., including email and address in reverse. Without restrictions of means or supports. Catalog will be published and all the received works will parade in the university student National Institute of the Art, in August, 2010.
Group of Posgrado "Languages Artistic Combines" of IUNA organizes.
Deadline: 30 July, 2010

Expo Mail Art IUNA
Av. The Heras 1749
C. Aut. Buenos Aires
For more information: clementepadin@gmail.com




12. WORKSHOPS: Summer 2010 Film and Digital Workshops
Registration CONTINUES; Source: LIFT

Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT)

We have over 45 workshops this season on Super 8mm, 16mm, 35mm and HD filmmaking.

Registration CONTINUES at our new facility located at
1137 Dupont Street (at Gladstone Avenue), Toronto ON

Space is limited! Register early!
View the complete workshop schedule online at: http://www.lift.on.ca/mt/workshops.html

THIS SEASON WORKSHOPS INCLUDE: (Availability current as of June 2nd)

Promote your work using simple easy to use websites (August 4)
** 6 spots left **

Digital Video and Audio Manipulation with Pure Data (August 9, 11, 16, 18)
** 6 spots left **

LIFT is Canada's foremost artist-run centre for independent filmmakers. LIFT is supported by its membership, Canada Council for the Arts (Media Arts Section), the Ontario Arts Council, Ontario Trillium Foundation and Toronto Arts Council.




13. INVITATION: 24h butoh and it is not butoh

Date: unspecified; Source: Claudia Wittmann


invitation to perform in 24h of butoh and it is not butoh

I am organizing a 24h event that will take place in November 2010. It is about bringing together people who have done some or lot's of butoh and see what it is that we do now and whether we can and how we talk about it.

November 12 to November 13, 2010

11:59pm to 11:59pm

129 Spadina Avenue, Toronto

tentative schedule
11:59pm – 6am : durational
2-3pm: discussion moderated by Aimée Dawn Robinson
6am to 11:59pm: slots of one hour for individual artists or groups

please let me know if you want to perform and if you are, please send me a 200 words bio. there is no selection process. the event is open to anybody. 


with love,
416 531 4957




Date: now!; Source: Esse


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