FADO E-LIST (September 2013)

FADO is heartbroken to share with you the passing of two artists and friends, Lisa Visser (August 31, 1983 – August 11, 2013) and Peter Grzybowski (June 16, 1954 – August 28, 2013).
Lisa Visser was a big part of the FADO family. In 2009, she curated FADO’s Emerging Artists series, an amazing event and exhibition called "Misinformed Informants"; in 2011 she performed at FADO, a touching work called "We Don't Love Each Other"; and shortly after that she graced us by accepting a seat on our Board of Directors. Frankly, we couldn't get enough of her. 
Peter Grzybowski was born in Krakow, Poland. Peter was a performance artist, multimedia artist and a painter. Since the eighties he completed a number of performances, individual and group shows, installations and multimedia works presented worldwide. In his latest work, he created performances and installations using video, audio, light and live action, synchronized by computer. His paintings are in USA, Canada, France, Germany and Poland. A great guy, and a great artist. When you saw Peter's name on the festival roster, you knew it was going to be a fun one. To submit to The Present Tense’s on-line tribute to Peter, scroll down to #16.
1. FADO EVENT: Missing Associates: Lily Eng and Peter Dudar
Publication Launch: September 6, 2013
2. FADO EVENT: Gustaf Broms (Sweden)
Date: September 23-27, 2013
3. FADO EVENT: International Visiting Artists Series ARTIST TALK
Date: September 25, 2013
4. FADO EVENT: International Visiting Artists Series
Date: September 28, 2013
5. SUPPORT: Free John Greyson and Tarek Loubani
Date: now: City: the world; Source: http://tarekandjohn.com
6. EVENT: Biennale Internacional de Curitiba 2013
Dates: August 26-November 10, 2013; City: Curitiba, Brazil; Source: Fernando Ribeiro
7. EVENT: FIX 13
Dates; September 4-20, 2013; City: Belfast, N.Ireland; Source: Facebook
8. EVENT: Festival of Experimental Live Arts UPROOTED Fake Nations
Date: September 5-7, 2013; City: Helsinki, Finland; Source: Facebook
9. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: The 35th Rhubarb Festival
Deadline date: September 13, 2013: City: Toronto, Canada: Source: Laura Nanni
10. EVENT: Thou Twin of Slumber: Histo by VestandPage
Date: September 14, 2013: City: Chicago, USA: Source: Defibrillator Gallery
11. EVENT: LIVE 2013
Dates: September 18-23, 2013: City: Vancouver, Canada: Source: Randy Gledhill
12. EVENT: Bill Shannon talk and performance at OCADU
Date: September 18, 2013; City: Toronto, Canada: Source: OCADU
13. EVENT: Unconference on Change and the Future(S) Of Toronto Performance
Date: September 19, 2013; City: Toronto, Canada; Source: Small Wooden Shoe
14. EVENT: Buying & Selling
Date: September 21-October 13, 2013; City: Markham, Canada: Source: DoUC
15. EVENT: Encuentros D Performance Internacionales Chile 2013
Date: September 23-27, 2013: City: Concepcion, Chilé; Source: Facebook
16. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Tribute to Peter Grzybowski
Deadline date: September 25, 2013; Source: The Present Tense
17. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Hemispheric Institute of Performance
Deadline date: September 25, 2013; City: Montreal, Canada; Source: HIoP
18. EVENT: ANTI - Contemporary Art Festival
Date: September 24-29, 2013; City: Kuopio, Finland; Source: ANTI Festival
1. FADO EVENT: Missing Associates: Lily Eng and Peter Dudar
Publication Launch: September 6, 2013
Missing Associates: Lily Eng and Peter Dudar
Performance Art and Experimental Dance
Friday September 6, 2013, 7pm
CineCycle, 129 Spadina Avenue, Toronto
FADO Performance Art Centre is pleased to share the launch of a new publication of the work of dance and performance art pioneers Lily Eng and Peter Dudar. Please join us for this special launch with conversation, projected images and light refreshments. In addition, there will be a short conversation between Coman Poon, Lily Eng and Peter Dudar to start the evening.
Missing Associates was the performance art partnership formed in the early 1970s by interdisciplinary artist Peter Dudar and dancer/choreographer Lily Eng. Previously, collaborations between visual artists and dancers had been one-off. Eng and Dudar's ongoing partnership produced a deeper, unique hybrid of conceptual art, experimental dance and multimedia art. Missing Associates were prime movers of the first wave of Toronto performance art and experimental dance in the 1970s, a period of enhanced creativity and social dynamism.
LIMITED number of signed copies of the DVD will be on sale launch night for a special price. Included on the DVD is the eBook in PDF format (playable on all computers), and 2 special videos of rare footage of performances at Documenta VI and Centre for Experimental Arts & Communication (CEAC).
DVD (eBook and 2 videos): $12
ABOUT Missing Associates
Missing Associates racked up an unprecedented 13 programs at Toronto's A Space Gallery and another 12 at 15 Dance Lab, while also showing locally in venues such as The Art Gallery of Ontario and the notorious CEAC (Centre for Experimental Art and Communication). They showed coast to coast in North America. And at a time when Europe was split by a physical and cultural "iron curtain", Missing Associates performed prolifically on both sides of that divide. Ranging from Vancouver in the west to Warsaw in the east (with stops in many cities such as New York, London, Brussels, Vienna, Milan and Zagreb in between) Eng and Dudar established a vital, ongoing presence for Canadian performance art within the international scene.
This stunning publication, Missing Associates: Lily Eng and Peter Dudar, is a photo autobiography of their partnership in 130 beautifully designed pages, documenting their origin in Canada and subsequent progression throughout the Americas and Europe.
"The Canadian group Missing Associates, directed by Lily Eng and Peter Dudar, are on the cutting edge of performance art." ~Esperienze a confronto, Il Diario di Napoli, Italia, 1980
2. FADO EVENT: Gustaf Broms (Sweden)
Date: September 23-27, 2013
FADO Performance Art Centre is proud to present a new series of performance works by Gustaf Broms (Sweden). From September 23-27, Broms will perform a series of street actions in public spaces throughout the downtown core, each day from 9am to 5pm, mimicking a "typical" workday.
Monday – Union Station
Tuesday – Richmond Street
Wednesday – Scott Street
Thursday – Stock Exchange
Friday – Courthouse Square
Please check back for daily locations, or call 416-822-3219 starting on September 23 for details. 
Broms will also perform on Saturday September 28 in an evening program along with Tomasz Szrama (Finland/Poland) and Macarena Perich Rosas (Chilé). 
ABOUT Gustaf Broms
Gustaf Broms was born in Sweden in 1966. He currently lives and works in the Vendel forest. Gustaf's practice is engaged with the exploration of the nature of consciousness, the dualistic concept of "i", and the biological reality of the body, in an effort to understand the BEING MIND as a direct experience of REALITY. In his practice, he started off working photography and installation, but two work in particular led him to work with the more formless processes of performance. 
In 1991, Broms burned all of his work, and in doing so realized that the intensity of the action and the remaining ash far outdid anything he had previously made. In 2005, he completed a series of works entitled "5 Faiths for a Brave New World" in which he worked with objects that were physically too heavy for the body to move. These two experiences created a longing to explore the formless and led up to the project entitled "A Walking Piece" made with Trish Littler, in which the two artists spent 18 months walking across Eastern Europe. The result is considered a drawing.
Currently, Broms' continues to work with a series of movements that look at concepts of inner/outer and movement/stillness, working with his own body as the tool for examining these processes. The constant question is, "why are the dancing atoms of this body not merging wit the dancing atoms surrounding it?"
3. FADO EVENT: International Visiting Artists Series ARTIST TALK
Date: September 25, 2013
Macarena Perich Rosas (Chilé)
Tomasz Szrama (Poland/Finland)
Gustaf Broms (Sweden)
Join us for a casual artist talk with Tomasz Szrama, Macarena Perich Rosas and Gustaf Broms. The artists will present their practices and talk about the performances they will be making in Toronto.
Wednesday September 25, 7pm
hub 14
14 Markham Street (at Queen Street), Toronto
4. FADO EVENT: International Visiting Artists Series
Date: September 28, 2013
Performances by:
Macarena Perich Rosas (Chilé)
Tomasz Szrama (Poland/Finland)
Gustaf Broms (Sweden)
FADO Performance Art Centre is proud to present new solo performance works by Macarena Perich Rosas (Chilé), Tomasz Szrama (Poland/Finland), and Gustaf Broms (Sweden).
ABOUT Macarena Perich Rosas
Macarena Perich Rosas was born in Chile in 1982. She currently lives and works in Punta Arenas. Located at the southern tip of Patagonia in the Magallanes and Antartica Chilena Region, Punta Arenas is - literally - situated at the end of the world, and Perich Rosas just might be the only performance artist from this part of the world.
Since 2009, she has been organizing Confl!cta: Contemporary Art at the End of World. Confl!cta is a call to action, based on research and experimentation, providing education for audiences and residencies for performing artists, with a goal to work with structures, difficulties and tendencies that problematize the relationship between people and their environment. Through dialogue between the artist and the audience, the impact between the body and territory is acknowledged.  
Macarena's work is engaged with themes of territory, location and place, often employing materials unique to her region of the world, including skins and fur. Her presence is raw and intense, conjuring the animal world and a deep connection to geography and the uncharted environment.
Born in Poland in 1970 and living in Finland, Szrama's practice shifts between multiple disciplines, including photography and video. Regardless of the medium, a dominate common thread in all of his work is the use of his own body and methods of performance art, such as action, gesture, and the physical manipulation of everyday materials. Szrama's work is humourous and self-reflexive, often putting his own body into impossible and even ridiculous situations such as attempting to hang himself with helium balloons, covering his entire body in plaster cast making himself immobile and then waiting for hours in a busy tourist street, or attempting to board a plane with his own parachute. HIs work touches on themes of travel, trust, and the ever present potential for personal failure.
Macarena Perich Rosas' appearance in Toronto is in partnership with LIVE International Performance Art Biennale (Vancouver), and VIVA! Art Action (Montréal). Tomasz Szrama’s appearance in Toronto is in partnership with VIVA! Art Action.
LIVE International Performance Art Biennale was founded in 1999 and has located Vancouver, Canada as an important and recognized node of local, national, and international performance art activity and critical study. www.livebiennale.ca
Established in 2006, VIVA! Art Action is an international performance and live art festival presented once every two years in Montréal. The festival takes place in the of old bath St Michel in Mile End, and with the participation of the network of artist-run centres in the city. www.vivamontreal.org
5. SUPPORT: Free John Greyson and Tarek Loubani
Date: now: City: the world; Source: www.tarekandjohn.com
Two Canadians, Dr. Tarek Loubani and filmmaker John Greyson, were arrested by Egyptian police on Friday, August 16 in Cairo. They were en route to the Gaza Strip, where they are working on an academic and medical collaboration between the University of Western Ontario (UWO) and the main hospital in the Gaza Strip, the al-Shifa hospital.
John and Tarek arrived in Cairo on August 15 with the intention of traveling to Gaza immediately. Given the volatile situation in Egypt, travel to the border with Gaza was problematic and they delayed their travel plan by one day.
We have heard through sources in Cairo that John and Tarek entered a police station on Friday evening, as they were lost and needed help with directions back to their hotel. At this point they were promptly arrested.  At 4pm Toronto time (10pm Cairo time), Tarek called his primary contact in Canada with the very short message: “we are being arrested by Egyptian police”.
Since their arrest, we have had no contact with either Tarek or John. Canadian consular officials have visited them where they are being held, and we have been told that they are “okay”.
Beyond this, we have currently not been able to confirm their status or condition, or speak to them directly. We are asking Egyptian authorities to release John and Tarek immediately.
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT, please sign the petition:
6. EVENT: Biennale Internacional de Curitiba 2013
Dates: August 26-November 10, 2013; City: Curitiba, Brazil; Source: Fernando Ribeiro
Please join us for the Biennale Internacional de Curitiba 2013, with a special performance art program curated by Fernando Ribeiro, with events and performances happening in public places around the city. The performance program is divided into three sections, creating three small performance festivals.
Aug 26 - Sept 7, 2013
Angelo Luz (Curitiba, Brazil)
Zmário (Salvador, Brazil)
Joseph Ravens (Chicago, USA)
Martine Viale (Montreal, Canada)
Oct 03 - 06, 2013
Margit Leisner (Curitiba, Brazil)
Vivian Cáfaro (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Marco Paulo Rolla (Belo Horizonte, Brazil)
Sakiko Yamaoka (Tokyo, Japan)
Nov 7 - 10, 2013
Lauro Borges (Curitiba, Brazil)
Maíra Vaz Valente (São Paulo, Brazil)
Ieke Trinks (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
Tzitzi Barrantes (Bogota, Colombia)
7. EVENT: FIX 13
Dates; September 4-20, 2013; City: Belfast, N.Ireland; Source: Facebook
Catalyst Arts Presents: FIX 13
Tenth International Live Art Biennial
4th - 20th September 2013
The 10th edition of FIX performance art festival will be held 4th - 20th September 2013 in Catalyst Arts Gallery and around the city centre of Belfast.
FIX 13 is the tenth instalment of Europe’s longest running performance and live art biennial. Established in 1994, FIX has sought to bring together a dynamic and diverse range of local and international practitioners across a variety of city centre and site-specific locations.
Bringing together both emerging and established artists and performance collectives, FIX 13 will launch with an open platform at Platform Arts on 4th September for all those wanting to be involved.
This is the most heavily programmed FIX to date, with over twenty performances across a two week period. FIX 13 is an integral part of Catalyst Arts’ twentieth anniversary celebrations.
Participants include: Amanda Coogan, Bbeyond, Charlotte Bosanquet, Colm Clarke, CROW, David Fagan, Debbie Guinnane, Essi Kausalainen, Katharina Greevan, Janks Archive, Marcel Sparmann & Mayte Kappel Rovira, Mediations: The Map is not the Terrain, Mitch Conlon, Nora Jacobs, Phil Hession, Rob Ireson, Remi Voche, Sighle Bhreathnach-Cashell, Tonya McMullan, Unit1, and Triple AAA.
FIX 13 is supported by The Arts Council of Northern Ireland and The Belfast City Council.
If you would like more information on FIX 13 please contact us catalystarts@gmail.com or visit fix2013.wordpress.com 
Catalyst Arts Gallery
Ground Floor, 5 College Court,
Belfast, N. Ireland
8. EVENT: Festival of Experimental Live Arts UPROOTED Fake Nations
Date: September 5-7, 2013; City: Helsinki, Finland; Source: Facebook
Festival of Experimental Live Arts UPROOTED Fake Nations will take place at Gallery Augusta, Suomenlinna, Helsinki on 5–7.9.2013. The programme focuses on artists of foreign origin and their contribution to cultural life in their foster country. Hosted by Willem Wilhelmus.
Ali Al-Fatlawi, Wathiq Gzar Al-Ameri, Nathalie Mba Bikoro, Klaus Boegel, Márcio Carvalho, Chuyia Chia, John Court, Yingmei Duan, Regina Frank, Shinji Kanki, Ray Langenbach, Johanna MacDonald, Malcom Manning, Marek Pluciennik, Elvira Santamaría Torres and Steve Vanoni. 
The organisers Liina Kuittinen, Egle Oddo, Tomasz Szrama and Willelm Wilhelmus planned the event implying that Experimental Live Art is a universal language lending itself pre-eminently to describe and express trans-cultural identities.
Gallery Augusta, Suomenlinna B 28, Susisaari, Helsinki
Thursday, September 5 at 7–10 pm
Friday, September 6 at 7–10 pm
Saturday, September 7 at 6–10 pm 
The ferry from the Market Square leaves on Thursday–Friday at 6.20 pm and on Saturday at 5.20 pm. The ferry from Suomenlinna back to the Market Square leaves each evening at 11 pm. HSL Suomenlinna ferry timetable. he festival is realised in collaboration with New Art Contact and HIAP - Helsinki International Artist Programme. It is supported by the Arts Promotion Centre of Finland and the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.
Free admission. Welcome!
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9. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: The 35th Rhubarb Festival
Deadline date: September 13, 2013: City: Toronto, Canada: Source: Laura Nanni
The Rhubarb Festival invites artists into a critic-free environment where bold, thought-provoking, and boundary-pushing works can thrive. Over two weeks, hundreds of artists from Toronto and beyond transform the Buddies neighbourhood into a hotbed of experimentation, sharing new ideas in contemporary theatre, performance art, dance, and music with adventure-loving audiences.
We are currently seeking proposals for our upcoming festival (February 12-23, 2014)
DEADLINE: 5PM, Friday September 13, 2013
For specific details of the General Call for Submissions, Special Projects, or to download an Application Form, please visit: www.buddiesinbadtimes.com
Established in 1979, the Rhubarb Festival is produced by Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and is Canada's longest-running festival of new performance offering Toronto fresh, live encounters with contemporary theatre, performance art, dance and music. For over three decades, Rhubarb has encouraged established artists to take new risks and emerging artists to explore the possibilities of performance in a supportive space. Every year, hundreds of local and international artists descend on Buddies to share new ideas in performance creation with adventure-loving audiences. Many Rhubarb shows have gone on to be further developed and presented in Toronto, across Canada and internationally.
Established in 1979, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is a professional Canadian theatre company dedicated to the development and presentation of queer theatre. Over the past 30-something years, it has evolved from a small production company into the largest facility-based queer theatre company in the world. The theatre sits in the heart of downtown, adjacent to Toronto's Gay Village, and its primary constituencies are the city's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities, and an urban alternative theatre-loving audience, both LGBT and straight. In addition to being a theatre, Buddies is a popular gay nightclub with weekly late-night events occurring year-round.
For further information please contact:
Laura Nanni
416-975-9130 x58
10. EVENT: Thou Twin of Slumber: Histo by VestandPage
Date: September14, 2013: City: Chicago, USA: Source: Defibrillator Gallery
DEFIBRILLATOR is proud to present
by GERMAN/ITALIAN duo, VestAndPage
09.14.13 @ 8PM
$10 requested donation at the door
VestAndPage is a collaboration between German artist Verena Stenke and Italian artist Andrea Pagnes. They have been working together to create performance art, films, visual art, and creative writing since 2006. They are the independent curatorial force behind the acclaimed Venice International Performance Art Week. Their live performances have been presented across Europe, Asia, and the Americas, and are mostly process-led and conceived psycho-geographically for architecture or in response to natural and historical sites. interested in the fragility of the individual and its surroundings, they research private, social and contextual spheres through precariousness, transformation, liminality and authenticity.
In their current performance cycle Thou Twin of Slumber, VestAndPage are inspired by JS Bach’s cantata “Ich Will Den Kreuzstab Kreuzstab Gerne Tragen” (1726), and the closing line, “Come O Death Thou Ywin of Slumber” invoking death, the twin brother of sleep, this performance cycle consists of seven parts realized on a 2012/13 world tour. the cycle began at the Boston Center for the Arts, Boston (‘CATERPILLAR’), followed by the Cyprus International Performance Art Festival (‘COCOON’), Grace Exhibition Space, New York (‘CHRYSALIS’), IPA Istanbul (‘PUPAE‘) and now they present the fifth work of the cycle, ‘HISTO’, at Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago. Afterwords, they go to the LIVE Biennale of Performance Art, Vancouver (‘HEMOLYMPH’), and will have their final 7-hour durational performance at the Kunsthalle Helsinki (‘IMAGO’).
Thou Twin of Slumber investigates stasis, sleep and slumber as liminal spaces. inspried by two figures from Greek mythology, the twin brothers Hypnois (SLEEP) and Thanatos (DEATH) and embracing the moth as an archetypical symbol of life and transformation. VestAndPage will invite the public for Thous Twin of Slumber: Histo, to be active participants. Those who choose to participate will explore blindness, perception, imagination, memory and metamorphosis. Those that decide to keep their sense of sight, will observe the delicate process and take upon themselves a responsibility towards the others within the fragile terrain.
"Through the use of highly visceral actions, some that even appeared to defy physical reality, VestAndPage challenged ideas about what it means to be in a body and conjured romantic notions of what can be experienced beyond the physical realm." ~ Sandrine Schaefer
11. EVENT: LIVE 2013
Dates: September 18-23, 2013: City: Vancouver, Canada: Source: Randy Gledhill
LIVE 2013
25+ ARTISTS | 6 DAYS | SEPT 18–23
LIVE International Performance Art Biennale announces an invasion of artists from here and around the world. LIVE 2013 is the eighth biennial edition of Vancouver’s renowned international performance art celebration dedicated  to commissioning and presenting new visual art performances in Canada. 
LIVE 2013 heats up over 6 consecutive nights from September 18 to 23, when artists from five continents will transform the city of  Vancouver  into a global platform for celebrating live art, with a diverse program of performances, public interventions, workshop, talks and festivities. Complementing this program, talented local artists from our own community will be presenting new, cutting-edge performance works.
“LIVE is on the vanguard of an exponentially growing myriad of performance art festivals and opportunities taking place throughout the world. While international in scope, performance art is grounded in fostering relationship with local community and identity. What is our attraction to Live Art? Perhaps we crave that which we can neither anticipate or expect. We have to be there. Then. There. In this place. At this time. With these people. Then it vanishes. Only traces remain. Which are just not the same as experience.”
~Randy Gledhill, Director LIVE Biennale
To celebrate SWARM, LIVE hosts a late nite pre-festival benefit and dance party with Sweaty Bones on September 13 at 11PM at Dynamo Arts, 30 E. 6th Ave. 
LIVE is pleased to initiate an innovative new pedagogical program led by renowned German artist and educator Jürgen Fritz, co-founder of Black Market International, International Performance Association, and the Festival Platform for Young Performance Artists. From September 14 to 17, Fritz will be facilitating ‘Exploring Performance Art’, an intensive four-day pre-festival workshop from 10AM – 5PM, hosted by VIVO Media Arts. 
LIVE 2013’s nightly line-up September 18 to 22 starts at 8 PM at our feature venue, VIVO Media Arts at 1965 Main St. Evening admission is only $10/$5.
Durational and site-specific performance actions will be happening daily throughout Vancouver’s downtown core. Go to www.livebiennale.ca and friend us on facebook for details, times and locations.
The Dunlevy Snack Bar at 433 Dunlevy Ave. will host informal lunch talks and Q+As with participating artists every day at noon. 
LIVE 2013 closes with the North American Premiere of ‘Marcel Duchamp’, a new play by French curator and critic Guillaume Désanges and Frédéric Cherboeuf. Presented at the Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre SFU Woodwards, ‘Marcel Duchamp’ is co-produced by the LIVE Performance Art Biennale and SFU Woodward’s with the generous support of the Consulat general de France a Vancouver. Sunday September 23, 7:30. Tickets $20/$25 available on-line through the SFU Woodwards Box Office. 
Guillaume Désanges is also presenting a free public lecture on Monday September 23 at The Western Front. His artist talk is supported by the LIVE Performance Art Biennale & the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery. 
LIVE 2013 Featured Artists
Lori Blondeau, Saskatoon
Alain-Martin Richard, Quebec
SUKA OFF, Poland
Jelili Atiku, Nigeria
Macarena Perich Rosas, Chile
Vest&Page, Italy /Germany
Marcio Carvalho, Portugal
Snezana Golubovic, Serbia
And many more!
For information about everything LIVE including Artists, Places, Updates, Schedule, News, Documentation, and Surprises… 
f: facebook.com/livebiennale
t: twitter.com/livebiennale 
email: info@livebiennale.ca
12. EVENT: Bill Shannon talk and performance at OCADU
Date: September 18, 2013; City: Toronto, Canada: Source: OCADU
Bill Shannon
"Retaining neutral Palette Through a Forest of Heroic and Tragic Positions"
Free Talk:
September 18, 6:30 p.m.
OCAD University Auditorium
100 McCaul Street, Toronto
Performance: September 19, 4:30 p.m.

Bill Shannon at OCAD U's Festival of the Body
Butterfield Park
100 McCaul Street, Toronto
OCAD University is pleased to present a free public talk by artist, dancer and performer Bill Shannon as part of its President's Speaker Series.
Bill Shannon was born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1970. In 1975 he moved to Pittsburgh, PA where he spent the remainder of his childhood and adolescence. In 1992 Shannon attended The Art Institute of Chicago, earning a BFA in 1995. In 1996 Shannon moved to NYC and immersed himself in the art, dance and skate cultures of Brooklyn and Manhattan while expanding his performance work to multimedia video installations, group choreography and the theater arts.
Over the past two decades Bill Shannon's installations, performances, choreography and video work have been presented nationally and internationally at numerous venues, festivals and events including, Sydney Opera House, Tate Liverpool Museum, NYC Town Hall, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, The Holland Festival, Amsterdam, Temple Bar Dublin, Kiasma Museum Finland, Hirshhorn Museum and many more. Shannon also completed a project with Cirque du Soleil where he choreographed an aerial duet and a solo on crutches for their 2002 production "Varekai," which toured into 2011.
Shannon has been honored with a Newhouse Foundation Award a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and a Foundation for Contemporary Art Award among others. He has also received support for his work from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts, Jerome Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, Arts International: The Fund for U.S. Artists at International Festivals PA Council on the Arts and others. In 2005 Shannon moved his family back to his childhood home of Pittsburgh Pa to participate in his extended families urban farming project, Wild Red's Urban Farm. Shannon, as of 2011, performs publicly on a project by project basis while also working on a book project, video installation and other new media and green materials projects. Shannon continues the evolution of his technique of dance on crutches via spontaneous street skating sessions through the city to local spots with smooth tip surfaces.
13. EVENT: Unconference on Change and the Future(S) Of Toronto Performance
Date: September19, 2013; City: Toronto, Canada; Source: Small Wooden Shoe
The world in which we work is changing. Let’s share how we’re dealing with that.
Unconference on Change and the Future(S) Of Toronto Performance
Thursday September 19
Art Gallery of Ontario
Weston Family Learning Centre
317 Dundas Street West, Toronto
9am–5pm (+ social)
Register before September 12 to get lunch.
Early Bird $15 (includes lunch)
We work in live performance – we know the importance of unexpected connections, surprising moments and shared inspiration. The Unconference creates these conditions. 
A space to get together.
As people with lives and skills and passions.
An event to get past our job titles and get real work done.
The Unconference will be an amazing mix of people – people you know and people you’ll meet. The format is clear – expertly handled by Misha Glouberman – but the topics will be generated by you and your fellow participants, meaning you’ll spend most of the day in conversation about topics you care about. We’ve also created a way to share ideas and topics before the event, helping to find connections early and often. 
Co-hosted by Small Wooden Shoe, The Art Gallery of Ontario and Necessary Angel Theatre Company accessibility partners: FADO Performance Art Centre, The Toronto Arts Council and The Ontario Arts Council with support from: Canadian Stage, Dancemakers and Tarragon Theatre
Facilitated by Misha Glouberman
Designed by Jacob Zimmer with Misha Glouberman and Kari Pederson
What’s an Unconference?
Many things to many people. But to us it’s an event where the content of sessions is participant driven and in which you spend most of the time in conversation with others who care about similar things. There are no panels or lectures. You’ll get to propose sessions and only attend sessions that are helpful to you. You’ll be in conversations not as a representative of your organization or as an “emerging artist” – but as an individual who wants to help and to get better.
What kind of people come?
Theatre people, dance people, music people, performance art people, people who don’t identify by genre. Actors, directors, dancers, designers, playwrights, technicians, administrators, marketing people, Artistic Directors, fundraisers, video artists, dramaturges, General Managers, students, teachers, people who don’t identify by occupation. “Emerging,” “Next Generation,” “Mid-Career,” “Established” “Award-Winning,” “New Arrivals,” “Culturally Specific,” “Ethnically Diverse,” “White,” “Not white,” people who don’t identify by those kinds of phrases. Older people and younger people and yes, people who didn’t identify by age. All those kind of people and you (we hope.)
What does the day look like?
Registration and coffee opens at 9:00, we’ll start at 9:30 (being early is appreciated) lunch will be around 12:00 and we’ll be done by 4:55 with 5 minutes for a fun survey. There will be some social time after and then a move to a bar around 5:30. We start by getting small groups to meet each other and answer some questions. Then different small groups work together on some questions that could be solved by someone in the room in 15 minutes or less (e.g. What software should I use? What should I make for lunch? Who should I talk to about X?) Then we try to answer those questions. After lunch we do the Open Space – addressing bigger questions brought forward by you, the participants. You spend the day in conversation about things you care about with others who care about the same things. This is how change happens.
Can I come for just part of the day?
This is an all day thing with a beginning, middle and end. But we also understand that life happens but you want to come. If you need to miss part of the day, us know when you register.
Will there be coffee and snacks provided?
Nice. Lunch?
Lunch will be there if you register before the 12th.
14. EVENT: Buying & Selling
Date: September 21-October 13, 2013; City: Markham, Canada: Source: DoUC
Department of Unusual Certainties with Sara French presents:
Buying & Selling
Buying & Selling is co-presented by FADO Performance Art Centre
Presented in the context of Land/Slides: Possible Futures exhibition
There is no choice, except when you have one.
~Reena Smith, Community Outreach Officer for 7 Continents
The ways we live are complex and diverse. It is our basic needs that unite us a humanity- how we meet our wants, is what separates us. Buying & Selling explores the possibilities that exist in a global housing market and how it can enrich the lives for the residents of Markham. 
Homeowners, renters, nomads, and the property-curious, are invited to have a truly international experience that celebrates difference and provides choices you've never known. Join us at the Buying & Selling pavillion, located in the former Strickler home within the Markham Museum, opening September 21st, 2013, and running until October 13th, 2013. Guided tours are available daily. 
Buying & Selling is a co-creation between Department of Unusual Certainties (DoUC) and Sara French. Commissioned to make a project for the Land/slide exhibition DoUC created a fictional housing sales centre, activated by a performed "Real" Estate Agent named Reena Smith, who is the Community Outreach Officer for an organization called 7 Continents. The sales centre includes three spaces where buyers can interact with the agent to obtain information, hear a sales pitch, and lastly, close the deal.
ABOUT Land/Slide: Possible Futures
Land/Slide Possible Futures is a groundbreaking large-scale public art exhibition which responds to a world in transition where the past, present and future collide. The landscape of Markham will be transformed by the work of 30 plus national and international artists to explore themes of multiculturalism, sustainability, and community.
The site-specific artist projects are housed at the 25-acre, open-air Markham Museum and Historical Village from September 21 to October 14, 2013. Markham, Ontario is Canada’s fastest growing and most culturally diverse city in one of the most agriculturally rich regions in North America. This, and the Markham Museum’s 80,000 historical artifacts including 30 pioneer buildings from the 1820-1920s, make it a fascinating backdrop for artists to explore some of the most pressing issues facing Canadians today: how to balance ecology and economy, farming and development, history and diversity.
Working with everything from digitized diaries, 3D projections and augmented reality, the artists will propose new histories and new futures for the use of land on this planet. Land/Slide will bring artists, urban planners, ecologists, educators, civic leaders and the general public together in a unique community engagement initiative that pays homage to the past and imagines possible futures.
ABOUT Departing of Unusual Certainties
Department of Unusual Certainties (DoUC) operates under a self-imposed public mandate with the aim to create projects that are for a public good. Meaning we expose and experiment with the multiplicity of systems that govern our society, creating results in a way where citizens and non-citizens alike can engage with, reflect on, or react to the information and experiences present in the project. From 2011- 2012 DoUC were the Innovators in Residence at the Design Exchange, Canada’s national design museum, and in 2012 were a strategic partner of the Migrating Landscapes Organizers, curators of the Canadian pavilion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture. DoUC is Christopher Pandolfi and Simon Rabyniuk. www.DoUC.ca
ABOUT Sara French
Sara French is a multidisciplinary artist. Her practice is multi-faceted, simultaneously manifesting elements of embroidery, drag, craft, drawing, writing and video. Within these medias she has developed an experimental methodology, in which performance is core. After completing a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts and Art History at the University of Windsor she went on to receive her Masters of Applied Arts from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2011. Since graduating, Sara has participated in a variety of group exhibitions throughout Vancouver, including 221a, the Lion’s Den and Gam Gallery. In November 2013 she will begin a year-long residency with Harcourt House Artist Run Centre, in Edmonton. 
15. EVENT: Encuentros D Performance Internacionales Chile 2013
Date: September 23-27, 2013: City: Concepcion, Chilé; Source: Facebook
16. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Tribute to Peter Grzybowski
Deadline date: September 25, 2013; Source: The Present Tense
Artist and Curator Peter Grzybowski (www.grzybowski.org) recently passed away. A long-time friend of The Present Tense, we will be posting a tribute to Peter on our web-archive. Peter touched many of us, and we would like to make this tribute an opportunity for others to share their memories of him and his work. 
If you wish to contribute a memory, please email files to: ThePresentisEternal@gmail.com by September 25th.
Please write “For Peter” in the subject line of the email.
Contributions can come in the form of:
-photos (8x10in 72 dpi) with image credit
-links to video to be embedded (links to youtube, vimeo, etc)
-text (please send text in the body of the email)
-sound files (mp3, mp4 under 10MB)
The feature will appear on www.ThePresentTense.org on September 30th.
The Present Tense is a Boston-Based art initiative that produces and archives experiential art events, festivals, and exchanges.  Founded by artists and collaborators, Sandrine Schaefer & Philip Fryer in 2004, The Present Tense has shown nearly 300 artists from around the globe.
17. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Hemispheric Institute of Performance
Deadline date: September 25, 2013; City: Montreal, Canada; Source: HIoP
MANIFEST! Choreographing Social Movements in the Americas
The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics and Concordia University invite scholars, activists, and artists of all disciplines to examine the practical, ethical, aesthetic, theatrical, and performative dimensions of manifests and manifestations throughout the Americas at the 9th Encuentro, to be held in Montreal, Quebec, June 21-29, 2014.
How are performances mobilized and syncretized in civic, community, and cultural contexts to create manifold forms of political expression? How do public, theatrical events produce ‘evidence’ that manifests ideas otherwise invisible, hidden, or unspeakable? What new manifestations, manifestos, festivals, and manifs emerge via our changing visions of political spaces, intellectual arenas, and the everyday street? The 2014 Encuentro invites artists, activists, and scholars to engage with and investigate the aesthetic, social, and choreographic techniques that transform political ideas into collective images, through actions, embodied utterances, and ways of being.
Such questions resonate in the host city of Montreal, where la manifestation has a rich and ongoing history. We invite your manifestations, provocations, and proposals for work group participation, roundtables, exhibits, urban interventions, workshops, and performances.
Among others, the term MANIFEST! contains the following potential valences:
The published list of a ship’s, train’s, or airplane’s cargo or its passengers, as in the inventory of a slave ship; synonym for the verbs to show, to appear, or to publish, manifestar; as a noun, synonym for evidence, appearance; as an adjective, clearly revealed to the eye, mind, or judgment; open to view or comprehension.
A written statement declaring publicly the intentions, motives, or views of its issuer; a political, religious, or artistic statement proclaiming a cause, position or stake in a conflict; a genre of public speech—manifeste in French, manifiesto, in Spanish—associated with radical social movements and aesthetic vanguards.
Short for manifestation, the French language word for street demonstration.
Short for festival, and with strong referential affinities to fiesta or festa, denoting celebration and ritual performance in Spanish and Portuguese.
A racialized ideological trope coined and disseminated in the mid-nineteenth century to encourage and justify the white settlement of the entire North American continent, and the subjugation or extermination of the native peoples therein through colonization, relocation and genocide.
The incorporation of a spirit, such as an orisha or the Holy Spirit, in the body of a medium.
Prefix referencing the Latin root word for “hand,” as in manual, manicure, manipulation.
Encuentro participation is by application only. To apply, see the Application Guidelines and Work Group descriptions on our website and then fill out the Online Application Form. The application deadline for the Encuentro is September 25, 2013. Once accepted, participants will be required to pay a registration fee, which covers tickets for all performances, exhibits, workshops, lectures, discussions, Trasnocheo, and receptions. For participants residing in the US, Canada or Europe, the registration fee is $350 USD and the discounted fee for enrolled students is $300. For participants residing in Latin America, the registration fee is USD$150 and the discounted fee for enrolled students is USD$100. Payment deadline will be in March 2014. Fees are waived for artists whose performance, exhibit or installation is accepted and programmed into the Encuentro schedule.
18. EVENT: ANTI - Contemporary Art Festival
Date: September 24-29, 2013; City: Kuopio, Finland; Source: ANTI Festival
ANTI goes even wilder!
Having expanded into the forest last year, this year's ANTI Contemporary Art Festival gets even wilder: we will be sending four artists, complete strangers to each other, to the island of Hietasalo for a week. They will live in tents and cook their meals on open fire, and produce their art in the island's beautiful nature. Festival guests will be able to visit the island on the Saturday and Sunday of the festival week and see for themselves what the artists have come up with in the restricted and primitive environment. The weekend cruises will be organised by Roll Cruises.
As part of the festival, four artists will be exposed to the elements. Nanna Hänninen is an internationally successful photographer, originally from Rovaniemi but now settled in Kuopio. She will be accompanied by Tomi Kosonen from the cult band Aavikko as well as the comics artist and writer Jyrki Heikkinen who also represent the Savo region. Simon Whitehead, a Welsh movement artist, will bring international flavour to the island.
Hietasalo is located east of Kuopio, the Archipelago City, among the other islands in Lake Kallavesi. Locals have well and truly discovered the island, situated five kilometres from the Kuopio harbour, which has really become a popular leisure destination for many. Hietasalo, along with Väinölänniemi and Ritoniemi in Vehmersalmi, belongs to a 20-kilometre long esker created by the ice age. It is famous for its marvellous beaches, yet also has an amazing coniferous forest and groves.
ANTI - Contemporary Art Festival is a is an international contemporary arts festival presenting site-specific works made for public space and it is held 12th time in Kuopio, Finland. Versatile ANTI Festival presents live, sonic, visual and text-based art from today’s most exciting and innovative artists. Festival program can be seen in easily accessible and still unexpected places.
Luonnon ANTI is again only a part of ANTI - Contemporary Art Festival, which is held from 24th to 29th September. Live art performances activate public spaces and this year the ANTI seminar talks about warmth: pleasurable city space, ecology and sustainable development. The festival program will be published during August.
EVENT: VIVA! Art Action
Date: October 1-6, 2013; City: Montreal, Canada; Source: VIVA!
The 2013 website is under construction and will be launched in September. As we prepare for the upcoming edition of  VIVA! Art Action, we recognize that our activities are made possible by the generous contributions of artists, partners, funders, sponsors and members. Thank you for your continued support and see you in a few months!
EVENT: City of Women
Date: October 2-13, 2013; City: Ljubljana, Slovenia; Source: City of Women
Check the website in September for updates!
BLOG: Cyprus International Performance Art Festival
Source: Cyprus International Performance Art Festival
The official blog of the CYPRUS INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART FESTIVAL is online. In this blog you can find texts, interviews, reviews, reflections, articles and presentations in the media, photos and videos portraying the 1st Cyprus International Performance Art Festival, which took place in Nicosia on the 7th, 8th, and 9th of June, 2013. The BLOG has an educational and archival character, and is regularly updated with new information while keeping the spirit of the festival alive.
Established in 1993, FADO Performance Inc. (Performance Art Centre) is a not-for-profit artist-run centre for performance art based in Toronto, Canada. FADO exists to provide a stable, ongoing, supportive forum for creating and presenting performance art. Currently, we are the only artist-run centre in English Canada devoted specifically to this form. We present the work of local, national and international artists who have chosen performance art as a primary medium to create and communicate provocative new images and new perspectives. Thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council and the Department of Canadian Heritage for their on-going support of our endeavors. 
2013 is FADO’S 20th Anniversary! STAYED TUNED all year for special events and projects in celebration of this amazing milestone.
Special thanks to the Ontario Arts Council’s Arts Investment Fund for support of activities related to our Archive Project. Please visit our gallery pages on our website to see images and video from nearly 20 years of FADO activity. 
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