FADO E-LIST (January 2009)


FADO Performance Art Centre

January 2009 E-Bulletin



1. FADO night at the Needle Exchange Cabaret (Toronto)

2. FADO sponsors Takahiko Iimura performance at the 8fest (Toronto)

3. FADO presents: The 3nd Annual Valentine-Oh-Grams!! (Toronto)

4. EVENT: Zona Pellucida by 2boys.tv (Toronto)

Dates: January 9-24, 2009; Source: Buddies in Bad Times

5. EVENT: Articule presents Mothering by Moynan King (Montreal)

Dates: January 13-16, 2009; Source: Articule

6. EVENT: The Third Space presents Sandra Johnston (Belfast)

Date: January 14-February 6, 2009; Source: Sandra Johnston

7. EVENT: Live Performance and Conference (and other events) 

Date: January 22-25, 2009; Source: Performancelogia

8. CALL FOR PROJECTS: Dare-Dare Off-Biennial Project (Montreal)

Date: Deadline January 30, 2009; Source: Dare-Dare

9. OPEN CALL: Second International Festival on Performance Art (Athens, Greece)

Date: Deadline February 5, 2009; Source: OPA 0.2

10. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Anti Contemporary Art Festival (Helsinki)

Date: Deadline February 6, 2009; Source: Anti Festival

11. WORKSHOP: Performance Factory with Anita Ponton (Montreal)

Dates: February 16-27, 2009; Source: Studio 303

12. EVENT: Performance Mix Festival (New York, NY)

Date: February 24-March 7, 2009; Source: Karen Bernard

13. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Performing Arts Training Today (Bovec, Slovenia)

Date: April 21-24, 2009; Source: Paul Couillard

14. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: 16th Congress of Performance Art (Sacramento, CA)

Date: May 28-30, 2009; Source: Gallery SoToDo

15. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Artist-in-Residence Program 2009 (Thailand)
Date: unspecified; Source: ComPeung

16. NOW ONLINE: nikamon ohci askiy by Cheryl L’Hirondelle

Source: Cheryl L’Hirondelle

17. EVENT: National Review of Live Art






FADO NEWS #1, 2, 3


1. FADO night at the Needle Exchange Cabaret (Toronto)

Date: Tuesday January 20, 8PM


FADO is offering 10 free tickets to see the new 2boys.tv (Stephen Lawson and Aaron Pollard) production entitled “Zona Pellucida” on Tuesday January 20, 8PM (no late comers). After the show, stay for the “Needle Exchange”, curated by Keith Cole.

Performances from Tanya Mars, Gale Allen and Shannon Cochrane.


To obtain a free ticket, email before Monday January 19.



For more information on “Zona Pellucida” and the “Needle Exchange”, see below (#4)




2. FADO sponsors Takahiko Iimura performance at the 8fest (Toronto)

Date: January 31, 4PM


Sponsored by FADO Performance Art Centre 


Artist Talk + White Calligraphy performance 

Takahiko Iimura


Saturday January 31, 4PM

Trash Palace

89-B Niagara Street, Toronto


info: the8fest@gmail.com


Takahiko Iimura has been a pioneer artist of Japanese experimental film and video, working in film since 1960 and with video since 1970. He has been a link between the North American and Japanese experimental media communities for over forty years, spending time and making work in both New York and Tokyo.


Iimura will discuss his use of small-gauge film and his body of work as a whole after performing White Calligraphy. This piece reworks a film initially made in 1967 by writing/scratching the characters of the “Kojiki”, the oldest story in Japan, directly onto 16mm black leader (now reduced to Super 8). The language flows by at one character per frame. Iimura handholds the Super 8 projector, varying the the speed and angle at will. The result anthropomorphizes the iconographic characters of the story, animating language into a visual dance. 


White Calligraphy Takahiko Iimura live Super 8 performance Tokyo 1967/2009




3. FADO Performance Art Centre presents: The 3nd Annual Valentine-Oh-Grams!!

Date: February 13-14, 2009

Location: available in Toronto only


Some lovers give chocolates and some splurge on roses. This Valentine's Day give the gift that will charm your sweetie for the entire year – performance art!

Say “I love you" with a FADO Performance Valentine-Oh-Gram! 


Choose from one of our 2009 collection of sweet and unique live performance-oh-grams created and performed by local performance art luminaries. Descriptions of your 2009 Valentine-Oh-Gram choices at www.performanceart.ca


Don’t let your sweetie be left out in the cold! 


Order your Valentine-Oh-Gram from Fado Performance today!

Each and every live performance Valentine-Oh-Gram comes with an appearance by the Giant Heart Mascot and the option to include a personalized message. Or be anonymous! All of our Valentine-Oh-Grams are kid friendly, family friendly and friend friendly and are delivered right to your front door, office or place of leisure by our team of professional performance artists 


Prices: Various from $60-$125


Here’s how it works:

Call or email us and we will work with you to choose the perfect Valentine-Oh-Gram. 

All we need to start the process is the name, location (Toronto, GTA only) and preferred time to find the recipient of the Oh-Gram from 8am-6pm on February 13 and between 10-8pm on February 14. Times are flexible and we will do our best to suit your needs. Payment is due (cash, cheque) before February 13, 2009.


To order or for more information:
(E) fadohearts@gmail.com
(T) 416-822-3219




4. EVENT: Zona Pellucida by 2boys.tv

Dates: January 9-24, 2009; Source: Buddies in Bad Times


Buddies in Bad Times Theatre presents


An evening in two parts

January 9 – 24, 2009




Created by 2boys.tv Stephen Lawson and Aaron Pollard


Zona Pellucida is the delightfully demented brainchild of Montreal’s 2boys.tv, who wowed audiences of Arthouse Cabaret with their outrageous drag and video performances. Zona combines the disparate elements of Vincenzo Bellini, Tennessee Williams, Bette Davis, Barbara Stanwyck and a wild take on blue screen puppet theatre to create a show that incorporates their unique blend of music hall, high drag and stunning video design.




Curated and hosted by Dora Mavor Moore Award nominee Keith Cole

Different line-up every night


The Needle Exchange is a controversial social policy, based on the philosophy of harm reduction but it is also a 30-minute variety show curated and hosted by Dora Award nominee Keith Cole, whose practice is based on the ancient philosophy of the flamboyant and irreverent. The Needle Exchange features a teasingly healthy dose of music, comedy, magic, politics, art and titillating pointed conversation. The Needle

Exchange is where Speed rules and Time is the ultimate enemy. Keith Cole is back with something new and different every single night featuring a line up of stellar Canadian glitterati presented in a sterile, clinical & clean environment for your comfort – but you will be allowed to misbehave (because we know you want to…). The

Needle Exchange – the start of something new for 2009!


Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

12 Alexander Street, Toronto, Canada


BOX OFFICE 416-975-8555




5. EVENT: Articule presents Mothering by Moynan King

Dates: January 13-16, 2009; Source: Articule


A four day pyjama party with board games, ovaltine and bed time stories.

Mothering is a live art experience developed with support from Studio 303. This is also an evocative visual art installation / interactive performance where the audience engages fully with the work and becomes a part of the installation itself.
This work examines the performative nature of human relationships and the power of play within relational performance. Complete with costumes, lines and gestures, it mimics a familiar 'and familial' setting while reinventing an established "normal" relationship, exploring and confounding the line between audience and performer.
Mothering makes the audience, and thereby the community in which it is presented, significant in the process and within the art itself. It asks the audience to go on a trip with Moynan King, to tell the story with her, to be completely present in the creation and consumption of art.

Moynan King is a Toronto based performer, director, writer and curator. Moynan's interactive performance installations include The Beauty Salon, Walk In Clinic (created in collaboration with pop art duo Trixie & Beever,), and The Invitation, and The Unsuspecting Audience (collaborations with visual artist, Sherri Hay). Moynan's new performance installation, Mothering, is the focus of a residency at Studio 303. Moynan's solo and collaborative stage performances have been shown across Canada and the US. She is an accomplished theatre director and the author of several plays. Also an actor, Moynan has over fifty professional film, theatre and TV credits. Moynan is the director of Hysteria: A Festival of Women was director and co-director of the Rhubarb!Festival of New Plays for a total of 7 years. She is currently Associate Artist at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in Toronto.

262, Fairmount ouest
Montréal (Québec) H2V 2G3
T: 514-842-9686


Heures d'ouverture: mer - ven 12h -18h, sam/dim 12h -17h
Opening hours: wed - fri 12 - 6 pm, sat/sun 12 - 5 pm




6. EVENT: The Third Space presents Sandra Johnston

Date: January 14-February 6, 2009; Source: Sandra Johnston


Sandra Johnston
Breathing Backwards
Private View
Tuesday 13th January 6-8pm


the third space 

14.01.09 – 06.02.09

the third space is pleased to present an exhibition of new drawings by Sandra Johnston. These drawings are created in a variety of different ways: beginning with road drawings made directly while walking through a familiar landscape, notational and rapid, they interlock the momentum of walking with the attempt to pin down what is observed and then obscured from moment to moment. Another series of drawings were developed at Multyfarnham Monastry during a short residency in the summer of 2008. At the centre of the Monastery building, lies an enclosed garden. Johnston used this contemplative space as a source of visual stimulus which was merged with experiments in breathing and meditation.
Referring to the title of the show Johnston explains “Breathing Backwards comes from a sense of introversion which frequently invades me as I draw, when I experience evocative memories brought back sharply into the present. Breathing is a mechanism of measurement and control that I use in all aspects of my performance and drawing work, these drawings are a document of self learning, self will perhaps. Measuring out inhalation and exhalation, sometimes becomes so intense it feels suffocating”
For information, contact:



The Third Space

suite 11&12, scottish mutual building

16 donegall square south, belfast bt1 5ja
Gallery Opening Hours – Monday – Friday 11am – 5pm, Closed 1pm – 2pm, Saturday by Appointment 




7. EVENT: Live Performance and Conference (and other events) 

Date: January 22-25, 2009; Source: Performancelogia


re.act.feminism – performance art of the 1960’s and 1970’s today

December 13, 2008 through February 8, 2009

Exhibition and Video Archive (including Performance Saga Interview 01–08)


January 22–25, 2009

Live-Performances and Conference

Including among others a performance by Andrea Saemann, a Performance Saga live-interview with Sanja Ivekovic, and Chris Regn talking about performance, archive and copyright.


Venue: Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg 10, 10557 Berlin

For further information and detailed program, please visit: http://www.adk.de/reactfeminism/


Performance Saga Festival – Lausanne

February 12–14, 2009


Curated by Katrin Grögel and Andrea Saemann, Basel in collaboration with Arsenic Lausanne/Sandrine Kuster; Open Dialogues/Mary Paterson and Rachel Lois Clapham


Performances by Katia Bassanini (CH/US), Stuart Brisley (UK), Tania Bruguera (CU/US), Robin Deacon (UK), Esther Ferrer (FR), Anna Geering & Jo Dunkel (CH), Monika Günther & Ruedi Schill (CH), MIRZLEKID (CH), Simone Rüssli (CH/ES), Andrea Saemann (CH)


Venue and tickets:

Arsenic – Centre d'art scénique contemporain

Rue de Genève 57, Lausanne




Performance Saga

Andrea Saemann and Katrin Grögel






8. CALL FOR PROJECTS: Dare-Dare Off-Biennial Project

Date: Deadline January 30, 2009; Source: dare-dare


Call for projects for the DARE-DARE Off-Biennial Project
Submission deadline: January 30, 2009

Off-Biennial date: May 22nd - 31st, 2009

To compliment the upcoming Montreal Biennial with its theme of “Open Source” DARE-DARE has chosen to organize the Off-Biennial Project event.  This event will celebrate diverse artistic practices in non-traditional venues through a series of small projects installed or performed throughout a ten-day program.

The mandate of DARE-DARE, Dis/location, a project of urban articulation, is to promote artistic interventions within the urban environment.  In July 2008, DARE-DARE launched the third Dis/location site by moving its administrative office into two mobile trailers within Cabot Square (corner Atwater and Ste-Catherine Streets).  This busy public park is located in the west-end of downtown Montreal.  (For more details on the park the environs and the center check out the DARE-DARE website at www.dare-dare.org <http://www.dare-dare.org> )

Off-Biennial Project is looking for projects that integrate the surroundings of the Cabot Square, which include non-traditional venues in the neighbouring locations of the Montreal Children's Hospital, AMC Forum, Alexis Nihon Plaza, Atwater Library, Evangel Pentecostal Church, the Inuit Center, YMCA, Dawson College, Westmount Square and/or the DARE-DARE Documentation Centre. The park is also utilized by diverse populations including staff and visitors to the above venues along with the local homeless population that claims the park as their own. These locations, organizations and people could be considered as themes or suggested points of departure for your project.

Projects should be simplified, spontaneous, small: thoughts and ides with an eye to public and commercial spaces and a hunger for locations with potential yet to be tasted.  These interests will translate into proposals of all kinds including, but not limited to and even combinations of, relative, time based, public interventions, interactive workshops, performance, manœuvre, web, video, installation, sound, photography, painting, sculpture, poetry, text-based, music, etc. The projects may be of specific or of variable duration or be repeated throughout the program (ten minutes or ten days). Note the program committee will make every effort to liaison with specific venue locations to realize your project.

Your proposal should include the following:
a brief statement describing your project intention (max 250 words)
a curriculum vitæ,
documentation of your work:
maximum 10 numbered images (max 5 Mg)
audio/video (VHS/DVD, NTSC, ou Quicktime) (max 5 min.)
descriptive list of images

Please address your proposal to “Off-Biennial project” and, if desired, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope for the return of your documentation (DARE-DARE does not keep unclaimed dossiers). The center does not accept submissions by email. The center pays CARFAC rates.

DARE-DARE Centre de diffusion d’art multidisciplinaire de Montréal offers flexibility and openness and is devoted to research, experimentation, risk and critical inquiry. The artist-run centre supports emerging practices and demonstrates a sustained interest in exploring diversity in modes and contexts of presentation.

Off-Biennial Project
Centre de diffusion d’art multidisciplinaire de Montréal
Casier postal 20 Succursale H
Montreal, QC, H3G 2K5
t: +1.514.878.1088






9. OPEN CALL: Second International Festival on Performance Art

Date: Deadline February 5, 2009; Source: OPA 0.2


OPA 0.2 International Festival on Performance Art

May 15-30, 2009 (Athens, Greece)


OPEN CALL for live performances and papers

RE-THINK/RE-USE/RE-MAKE: Proposals and Propositions on Performance Art



OPA 0.2 is a fifteen-day festival featuring an intense program of live performances, films, screenings, lectures, talks and open discussions.


RE-THINK/ RE-USE/RE-MAKE: Proposals and Propositions of Performance Art


RE-THINK/ RE-USE/RE-MAKE invites artists to submit proposals for performances based upon pre-existing art works or performances. These can be re-enactments, recreations, comments or even projects inspired/influenced by work made by others.


Key site of investigation in this year's festival is the critical approach developed by the French curator and art critique Nicolas Bourriaud in his book 'Post-production'.

 'Since the early nineties, an even increasing number of artworks have been created on the basis of preexisting works; more and more artists interpret,reproduce, re-exhibit, or use works made by others or available cultural products. The material they manipulate is no longer primary. It is no longer a matter of elaborating a form on the basis of a raw material but working with objects that are already in circulation on the cultural market, which is to say, objects already informed by other objects. Notions of originality and even of creation are slowly blurred in this new cultural landscape'

(Bourriaud, 2005:7).



Artists are invited to create a performance based upon pre-existing art works or performances.

In order to participate in OPA 0.2 Performance Festival, you have to submit an application containing the following:


1. Short description (no longer than 700 words) of the proposed performance, including the duration of the performance, materials, equipment and space required for the project.

2. Short CV and contact details.

3. Video material with the documentation of previous performances

4. Photographs documenting previous performances are welcomed.


Selected performances will be incorporated in the Festival's Live Performances.

Selected video submissions will be screened during the Festival.


Artists invited to the Festival will have their expenses partially covered.


Proposals should be submitted via email opa@bios.gr

Or via post

BIOS, 84 Piraeus Str, Athens 104 35, Greece



For the 2009 Festival, Bios invites researchers, scholars and artists to submit short papers around the topic of RE-THINK/RE-USE/RE-MAKE.


Applicants should submit:

1. An abstract of approximately 300 words including title.

2. A short CV including contact information


Submissions should be in Microsoft Word and should be submitted via e-mail to opa@bios.gr

Selected papers will be included in this year's publication.


Closing date for submissions: February 5, 2009




10. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Anti Contemporary Art Festival

Date: Deadline February 6, 2009; Source: Anti Festival


ANTI Festival announces the call out!


For the 2009 edition of ANTI, artists are invited to submit proposals for projects that use walking as a central activity or theme.


The closing date for proposals is February 6th 2009.


All proposals must be sent using the electronic form located on the festival’s web site.


See more info attached!


Bests, Johanna Tuukkanen


ANTI - Contemporary Art Festival

Koljonniemenkatu 2, 2.krs

70100 Kuopio, Finland

gsm +358 50 3052005






11. WORKSHOP: Performance Factory with Anita Ponton

Dates: February 16-27, 2009; Source: Studio 303


Performance Factory

Anita Ponton (UK)
February 16 -27 (2 weeks)

Mon-Fri, 9:30am to 12:30pm
$150 (Emploi-Québec)

Taking Warhol's Factory as inspiration, this workshop offers participants the opportunity to experiment with free form approaches to recorded and live performance, both collaboratively and individually. Using video, projection and physical interaction we will explore the nature of self-performance and investigate the processes and environment of performance. Performance experience is not necessary but a thirst for experimentation and a willingness to collaborate will be useful. We will film the entire workshop, presenting the results as part of the Nuit Blanche on February 28th. 



Studio 303, danse et arts indisciplinés
372 Ste-Catherine Ouest
Montréal Qc H3B 1A2
Tél. 514.393.3771




12. EVENT: Performance Mix Festival (New York)

Date: February 24-March 7, 2009; Source: Karen Bernard


Performance Mix Festival, February 24-March 7

New Dance Alliance announces the 23rd annual Performance Mix Festival presenting over 35 experimental dance, music, video and interdisciplinary artists from New York City, across the United States, Canada and abroad. 


Up and coming artists including Emily Wexler and Aya Ogawa will be paired with veteran artists Yvonne Meier, and Barbara Mahler making a return visit to Performance Mix. International companies include Sigrid Keunen from Belgium and Bernardo Coloma from Germany. We welcome back Quebec company Deborah Dunn | Trial & Eros from Montreal known for its sophisticated visuals, social commentary, historical inquiry and humor. 


Events include: Main Stage at Joyce SoHo, Breakfast Mix, Mobile Clubbing and Tedi Tafel' Life World at Nili Lotan Design Studio. 


For more information on the festival go to www.newdancealliance.org




13. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Performing Arts Training Today

Date: April 21-24, 2009; Source: Paul Couillard


At the moment the Conference is accepting presentation proposals for 2009


International Conference

"Performing Arts Training Today"

April 21-24, 2009

Bovec, Slovenia


The conference is open to performers from all over the world interested in the research of topical questions and processes in contemporary performing arts education and training. This is a wonderful opportunity for performers, performing arts educators and teachers to demonstrate their methods and techniques.



workshop/master class

work in progress

performance fragment (not requiring special technical conditions)


any other way of demonstration to the presenter's discretion


ACCOMODATION & VENUE (Bovec mountain resort):

Nearest airports: Ljubljana (Slovenia), Trieste (Italy) or Klagenfurt (Austria).






CONFERENCE INFO: http://www.iugte.com/projects/PerformingArts.php


You are also welcome to take part in the Conference as a Participant!




14. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: 16th Congress of Performance Art

Date: May 28-30, 2009; Source: Gallery SoToDo


Gallery SoToDo invites participation in the 16th Congress of Performance Art
28 - 30. May 2009
Davis, California 

Gallery SoToDo together with Horse Cow Gallery, SMAC, California Stage, John Natsoulis Gallery in Davis/Sacramento are planning a three day international congress for Performance Art in Sacramento between Thursday the 28th and Saturday the 30th of May 2009.

Theme: talk to me

Arrival Point on 27. May 2008, Wednesday
Horse Cow Gallery 
111 North Harbor Blvd.,
West Sacramento, CA. 95691

arrival: Wednesday May 27, 2009
departure: Sunday May 31, 2009
Times of Congress from 28 to 30 of May 2009 (three days)
10.00h - 12:00: Breakfast for the artists
The afternoon is free to prepare for your performance or to do a outside performance in the city of Sacramento or Davis
16:30h - 18:00: Salon Café and Panel Discussion
18:00h - 19:00: Dinner for the artists
19:00h - 24:00: Exhibition of Performance Art

This invitation goes out all the artists who have participated in a Gallery SoToDo event over the past twenty years. A new participant to the congress is possible only through a recommendation from an artist who have already participated in a SoToDo congress.

What we offer
We would like to emphasis that the congress is a meeting place and a forum for exchange in the true sense of the word. Our main goal is to create a space where artists and public can come together and exchange ideas and network in a non-commercial environment.

Artist participates will receive:
-Artists traveling to Sacramento are guaranteed lodging for four nights (May 27-30)

-Breakfast and a warm meal for the three days of the congress
-A printed catalogue and / or CD-ROM.

Apropos money: Because of our limited budget, we are not in the position to cover the cost of travel or pay an honorary fee to the artists. However, it will be our responsibility to make your stay in Sacramento as comfortable as possible. Your lodging, breakfast and a warm meal, plus a printed catalogue and / or a CD-ROM are our traditional ways of saying thank you.

What must be done: The application
If you would like to participate, please make your wish known. There is no form to fill out. Those who respond first will be the first served. Only 18 Performance Artists (performance art groups) will be able to participate. Please write me to confirm your participation or also if you wish to recommend an artist. Please include the following information for the catalogue, (jpg.format) and send it to homosunshine@gmx.de
- A personal photo
- A short resume and/or statement about your work related to the theme: Talk to me.
-A layout of one side of a 8.5 x 11(american) or A4 (european) piece of paper that will look good reproduced in black and white. This layout can take any form (text, art work, photos) and will be used without alteration so long as long as it meets the size requirements.

Panel Discussions
The afternoon is set aside for informal discussions moderated by the participating artists about performance art.  It is your responsibility to participate and choose the topics or issues you would like to discuss. 

Art Shop
We have included an Art sho