FADO E-LIST (August 2008)

FADO Performance Art Centre E-Bulletin - August 2008


FADO Performance Art Centre NEWS

1. NEW critical writing on FADO website: John Oughton and Leena Raudvee on Pam Patterson

2. FADO publications now available on amazon.com and from the RCAAQ Bookstore

3. FADO presents What Is Important? Performance Art Workshop during 7a*11 Festival



4. EVENT: 7a*11d Festival Lip Sync Smack Down Fundraiser

Date: August 21, 2008; Source: 7a*11d

5. EVENT: 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art 

Dates: October 22-November 2, 2008: Source: 7a*11d

6. EVENT: 5x4

Date: August 8, 2008; Source: Cara Spooner

7. EVENT: Time2 - 2nd Annual G-101 Summer Art Fest

Date: August 9, 2008; Source: Gallery 101

8. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Rhubarb Festival

Date: Deadline August 15, 2008; Source: Erika Hennebury

9. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: International Videoperformance Festival of Mexico City

Date: September 25-26, 2008; Source: Pancho Lopez

10. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: 1st International Intensive Workshop in Performance

Dates: August 18-September 26, 2008; Source: Se Rok Park

11. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: stromereien Performance Festival 09 (Zürich)

Date: Deadline December 18, 2008; Source: stromereien




FADO Performance Art Centre NEWS


1. FADO is pleased to offer NEW critical writing on FADO website

John Oughton and Leena Raudvee on Pam Patterson's performance Cellu(h)er Resistance: The Body with/out Organs? presented by FADO in the IDea Series in March 2008. Follow the links and take in the following:


Essay by John Oughton entitled A Journey Through/Around Pam Patterson's Cellu(h)er Resistance: The 

Body with/out Organs?


Leena Raudvee's response to Pam Patterson's Cell(u)her Resistance: The Body with/out Organs?




2. FADO publications now available all over the world!


Ironic to Iconic: The Performance Works of Tanya Mars (edited by Paul Couillard) and other FADO titles are now available in real-time and virtually from the following fine establishments:


www.artmetropole.org (in Toronto and on-line)


www.rcaaq.org (in Montreal and on-line)


Thanks to our friends at Art Metropole and Librairie d'art Actuel for championing FADO's latest publication in the Canadian Performance Art Legends Series here at home and everywhere, virtually.


More about this and other FADO publications can be found HERE




3. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: What is Important? Performance Art Workshop 

Dates: Friday October 17-Tuesday October 21, 2008



Performance Art Workshop with BBB Johannes Deimling


Presented in cooperation with FADO Performance Art Centre and in conjunction with the 7a*11d International Festival


Friday October 17-Tuesday October 21, 2008

Final performances take place on October 23/24

Deadline for applications: October 1, 2008


Toronto, Canada....In cooperation with FADO Performance Art Centre, internationally recognized performance artist and educator BBB Johannes Deimling will be offering an Intensive Performance Art Workshop in Toronto from October 17-21, 2008. Entitled What is Important? this intensive workshop rounds up after 5-days with public performances presented during the start of the 7th biannual 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art. Workshop participants will have the unique opportunity to experience the local, Canadian and International performance art scene as it converges on Toronto for the 7th International 7a*11d Festival of Performance Art.


The aim of this 5-day intensive workshop is to develop an Art-Performance. Workshop participants will present these new works during a public presentation at the festival.


Workshop Objectives and Strategies

With the guidance and direction of the workshop facilitators, participants will use a variety of techniques and exercises to focus perception of one's own personality, develop skills to communicate with the body, and transform ideas into a performative work. Personal perception and experience colour and characterize how we communicate and deal with the body in time and space during performance. The main objective of the workshop is to understand the body as a tool and to use this tool to communicate effectively in performance.


Over the course of the workshop, participants will:

+ investigate and work with a variety of performative exercises in various conditions, in- and outdoor which focus on: body, time, space, concentration, endurance (both in groups and individually);

+ develop performance ability and vocabulary with technical, pedagogical and artistic guidance from the workshop facilitators, as well as working collaboratively with the other workshop participants;

+ perform in a final public presentation during the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art (the public presentation of workshop participants will be included in the festival program, publicity and documentation);

+ information about participating artists, workshop and final performances will be posted on Fado's website;

+ contact with artist-run centres, performance art presenters and other art institutions in Toronto; workshop participation also provides a rare and unique networking opportunity during the 7a*11d festival with visiting artists, curators and performance organizers from across Canada and around the world;

+ context of the city of Toronto, history and culture.



+ The workshop is taught in English.

+ The workshop is open to all people, both emerging and established performance artists, as well as 

students (minimum age 18 years).

+ The workshop will take place with a minimum of 8 participants.


+ Workshop is available to performance/art students at a deduced fee (limited spots available, please contact info@performanceart.ca for details)


Participants are responsible for paying for travel, accommodation and personal expenses. It is our goal to offer this workshop at a reasonable fee and to facilitate finding the best possible options for travel and accommodation. Please contact FADO Performance Art Centre for all general inquiries.


Application forms can be obtained by contacting




Deadline for applications: October 1, 2008







4. EVENT: 7a*11d Festival Lip Sync Smack Down Fundraiser

Date: August 21, 2008; Source: 7a*11d


The 7a*11d Collective presents:

Finally the Name Pays Off!!!

Lip Sync Smack Down


A lipsync smack down and show-off cabaret in support of 7a*11d Festival of Performance Art.


Air guitar, air drums and air piano...each classic in their own right. But there will always be the grand daddy of them all: the lip sync. Long before the first air guitar, there was the fist microphone.


Thursday August 21, 2008

The Gladstone Hotel Ballroom

1214 Queen Street West, Toronto

9pm door, show at 10pm

$11 admission - tickets available at the door




7a*11d is a Toronto based, artist-run organization dedicated to the praise and presentation of the world's best contemporary performance artists. From October 22-November 2, we are proud to present our 7th full-scale festival in our 11th year together as an artist collective, brightest the best of the global performance art community to our doorstep in Toronto. Not small feat for a group of performance artists, and finally the name pays off. But, in order to really pull off this anniversary festival year, first we have to raise some scratch.


Keith Cole hosts the 7a*11d Lipsync Smack Down!

Performances by:

Chandra Bulucon

Keith Cole

Paul Couillard

Fat Femme Mafia

Ed Johnson

Andrew Harwood

Johanna Householder

Ina unt Ina

Kirsten Johnson

Moynan King

Louise Liliefeldt

Shane MacKinnon

Allyson Mitchell

Roy Mitchell

Adam Paolozza

Andy Paterson

Fay Slift

RM Vaughan

Lindy Zucker


And others!! Plus one really unbelievable door prize you so want.



Shannon Cochrane






5. EVENT: 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art 

Dates: October 22-November 2, 2008: Source: 7a*11d


7a*11 International Festival of Performance Art

October 22-November 2, 2008


Toronto...7a*11d is pleased to announce the 7th biannual International Festival of Performance Art to Toronto audiences from October 22 to November 2. Presented in association with our festival and gallery partners, daily and evening performance art events take place at Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto Free Gallery, The Theatre Centre and various outdoor public sites around the city.


7a*11d is proud to announce our forthcoming 7th full-scale festival, a culmination of 11 years working together as an artist-run collective. In order to celebrate this accomplishment, the 2008 7a*11d festival promises a unique and wide-ranging mix of progressive and provocative new performance works by over 30 of the global performance art community's most exciting and innovative contemporary performance artists.


Established in 1997, 7a*11d is Toronto's only international festival of performance art. For the 2008 festival, we have assembled a roster of emerging and established artists from Burma, Japan, Singapore, Serbia, Poland, the Netherlands, Finland, Italy, Mexico and the US, plus Toronto artists and national icons from across Canada. The festival hosts residencies, performance art events, panel discussions, artists talks, video/performance screenings and workshops in 11 jam-packed days.


Festival Highlights include:


The Residents

In honour of our anniversary year, we have invited 7 artists of exceptional merit to come to Toronto for an 11-day performance super residency; taking over store fronts, studios, galleries and the street to create large scale durational actions and new performance works. The 2008 festival Residents are Canadians Robin Poitras, Glenn Lewis, Warren Arcand, and Sylvette Babin, and international artists Chaw Ei Thein (Burma), Gustavo Alvarez (Mexico) and Norbert Klassen (Switzerland).


Four Finnish Feminists Fridays

Friday nights during the festival, 7a*11d festival offers a special program featuring the work of Finland's most innovative female performance artists, women who mix high tech with the highly physical: Annette Arlander, Pia Lindy, Sini Haapalinna and Essi Kausalainen.


d2d = direct to documentation

Screenings of video/performance for the camera from around the world.


FADO Performance Art Centre presents Will Kwan (Toronto), Sakiko Yamaoka (Japan), Angelika Fojtuch (Poland) and BBB Johannes Deimling (Poland/Germany), PLUS offers a special 5-day intensive performance art workshop with BBB Johannes Deimling.


PLUS OVER 20 more national and international artists!!


Local performance talent is represented with new works by: Ulyssess Castellanos, Risa Kusumoto, Stacey Sproule/Randy Gagne, Tonik Wojtyra, Don Simmons and others.


Full schedule available on-line in early September

Festival catalogue available in late September



Get on the mailing list by emailing info@performanceart.ca


Presented in association with our 2008 partners: Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto Free Gallery, The Theatre Centre, Fado Performance Art Centre, imagineNATIVE Film + Media Festival, Vtape, and Pleasure Dome.


7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art is pleased to acknowledge the Canada Council for the Arts Inter-arts and Visual Arts Programs, the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council and the Swiss government funding agency, Pro-Helvetia.




6. EVENT: 5x4

Date: August 8, 2008; Source: Cara Spooner


5 x 4: a performance installation with 20 performers and 20 household objects


August 8, 2008

Doors at 8:30pm

Cinecycle (129 Spadina Avenue, Toronto)


$5-10 Sliding scale 

For reservations/guest list email fivebyfour@gmail.com


Through repetition and serendipitous synchronicity, the performance investigates the role of an individual within a system. The audience will be free to browse through the grid created by the performers (and their objects) and can decide whom to watch, in what order and for what length. Repetition and correspondence between performers will amplify what occurs in everyday life - coincidences, shared space and the relationship of personal histories. Ritualistic repetition, seemingly banal gestures and minimal unison movement will depict how inner rhythms connect with the rhythms of other people. 


Conception and direction by: Alicia Grant and Cara Spooner

Music by: Nick Storring


Performances by:

Alicia Grant 

Alicia Winn

Anni Spadafora

Cara Spooner

Chelsea Omel

Chris Wiseman

D Alex Meeks

Devon Hyland

Erin Cowan

Jared Raab

Jasmyn Burke

Jenn Sciarrino 

Laura Mendes 

Natalie Boustead 

Rebecca Pletsch 

Rebecca Simonetti 

Robert Kingsbury 

Sarah Fregeau

Shelly Hering 

Shirin Yousefi




7. EVENT: Time2 - 2nd Annual G-101 Summer Art Fest

Date: August 9, 2008; Source: Gallery 101


Time2 - 2nd Annual G-101 Summer Art Fest 

90 Wellington Street, Ottawa (across from the Peace Tower)

August 9th 2008 (rain or shine)

12 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.



Wrap-up Party: 8:30 p.m. to finish

Gallery 101-301 ∏ Bank Street- 2nd Floor


Time2 will expose you to an array of outstanding time-based works that includes performance, video and musical acts hosted at a unique off-site venue. Time2 presents diverse video works from Available Light and fascinating performance work from Fait Maison/Homemade. Musical acts will add the final touch to a day aimed at celebrating regional contemporary artists and Gallery 101's special place within the National Capital's artistic community. Come and celebrate contemporary art with G-101! The day will end with an after-party at G-101 (301 1/2 Bank Street), with music, refreshments and the exhibition Vertically (Enriched Bread Artists).


A detailed schedule will be announced in the coming weeks and will be available on the G-101 website at gallery101.org and our Facebook group. 

For information or to set up an interview, please contact: Gallery 101 at info@gallery101.org or 613.230.2799


This event is generously funding by the Community Foundation of Ottawa and supported by the National Capital Commission. Gallery 101 gratefully acknowledges the support of the City of Ottawa, the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, our patrons, members and volunteers.




8. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Rhubarb Festival

Date: Deadline August 15, 2008; Source: Erika Hennebury


Buddies in Bad Times Theatre announces: The 30th Rhubarb Festival: FREE TRADE

February 4-22, 2009



DEADLINE: 5PM, Friday August 15, 2008


For almost 30 years The Rhubarb Festival has offered Toronto artists a critic-free environment to experiment with new theatrical explorations. Rhubarb encourages established artists to take new risks and emerging artists to explore the medium of performance creation in a safe, encouraging space. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is currently seeking submissions for our 30th Rhubarb Festival: Free Trade.


First produced in 1979, The Rhubarb Festival has acted as a seeding ground for exciting new work from a host of groundbreaking Canadian artists, including Sky Gilbert, Daniel MacIvor, Daniel Brooks, Guillermo Verdecchia, Don McKellar, Diane Flacks, Gavin Crawford, Sonja Mills, Darren O'Donnell, Damien Atkins, Atom Egoyan, Jacob Wren, Ann-Marie MacDonald (and many more). The Toronto Star has called it an "annual tonic of fresh and exciting theatre that invigorates Toronto".


Rhubarb is a partially curated, but primarily submission-driven new works festival. Submissions are reviewed by a selection committee composed of Erika Hennebury, Festival Director along with Buddies‚ Artistic Director David Oiye and Associate Artists Ed Roy and Moynan King. Rhubarb seeks submissions of new, original, Canadian theatre with a running time of 25 minutes in length.



For the first time in its 30 year history, the Rhubarb Festival will welcome international shows; innovative international artists will work alongside ground-breaking Canadian talent. THE RHUBARB FESTIVAL: FREE TRADE will run for three weeks February 4-22, 2009. Acclaimed Producer Sherrie Johnson joins Festival Director Erika Hennebury as Rhubarb returns to a jam-packed three-week format. The entire facility is wide open for more than two dozen contemporary theatrical explorations. This year The Rhubarb Festival: Free Trade will feature a myriad of brand spanking new Canadian explorations alongside feature Canadian and International presentations.


The Rhubarb Festival: Free Trade



DEADLINE: 5PM, Friday August 15, 2008


Late submissions may not be considered

Submissions post-marked up to Aug 15 will be accepted



Proposed performances may be no longer than 25 minutes in length. 

Works submitted in a format longer than 25 minutes may not be considered. 

Works submitted must be new, never previously produced and original. 

Submissions should be as detailed as possible. Submissions must submitted in hard copy only and must be accompanied by and 2009 Rhubarb Festival Application Form (available online at http://www.artsexy.ca). Fax or email submissions will not be accepted.


Please mail or drop off submissions to:

Erika Hennebury, Rhubarb Festival Director

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

12 Alexander Street, Toronto ON M4Y 1B4


For further information please contact 

Erika Hennebury, 416-975-9130 x40





Rhubarb Festival Director Erika Hennebury

Free Trade Artistic Producer Sherrie Johnson




9. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: International Videoperformance Festival of Mexico City

Date: September 25-26, 2008; Source: Pancho Lopez


In order to encourage the use of video as a support to create performance‚s pieces, the National Institute of Fine Arts through Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Centro Cultural Estación Indianilla and P3RFORM4NC3 call to artists and groups dedicated to performance and others disciplines to participate in:


EJECT: Second International Videoperformance Festival Of Mexico City


1. All artists of any discipline will be able to participate with ONE piece of video-performance whose duration be not longer than 7 minutes. It won´t be accepted documentation of performances.


2. The works should be delivered in an envelope closed and lettered as follows: EJECT FIRST INTERNATIONAL VIDEOPERFORMANCE FESTIVAL OF MEXICO CITY. POBOX: Apartado Postal 40-060, Condesa, 06141, México D.F. The projects sending by express post-delivery should be lettered with the legend: WITHOUT COMMERCIAL VALUE-FOR CULTURAL END ONLY


3. Only pieces presented in DVD format will be accepted (NTSC or multiregion).


4. An envelope with the following printed information should be enclosed: title, name of the artist or group, telephone, e-mail and post address, brief resume of the artist or group and brief video description.


5. The reception deadline will be September 2nd, 2008. The works sent by mail or express delivery only will be accepted according of postmark date.


6. The members of the jury, conformed by 3 Well-known Mexican artists, will select 25 videos having image quality and proposal originality as criteria. Their failure will be unappealable.


7. Videos selected will integrate EJECT, Second International Videoperformance Festival of Mexico City which will be celebrated the 25th and 26th of September at ExTeresa Arte Actual and will be exhibited at Centro Cultural Estación Indianilla.


8. All those whose pieces would had been selected will be inform by email and after the festival a videobrouchure would be delivered that will include all selected pieces and a participation diploma too. Also, selected pieces will be exhibited in http://www.p3rform4nc3.com/eject.html and diverse electronic media.


9. The selected pieces will not be returned. For protection, remainder works will be destroyed for which is recommended to register author's rights in all cases.


10. This festival is done without profit interests for which the organizers will not take charge of expenses that could be generated for artists and groups participation (transportation, lodging, honoraries neither postage and delivery expenses).


11. Any case not established in this document, most be presented to the jury in order to get a resolution.


For more information please contact Pancho Lopez, EJECT organizer

Email: p3rform4nc3@hotmail.com

Website: www.p3rform4nc3.com/eject.html




10. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: 1st International Intensive Workshop in Performance

Dates: August 18-September 26, 2008; Source: Se Rok Park


I am co- conducting and co- producing our 1st International Intensive Summer Workshop in Performance which is part of a series of KiM (Kosmos in Movement). Taking place in the Bolivian Yungas and on an island on Titicaca Lake from 18 August-26 September 2008, the workshop will cover basic body work, experimental dance, improvisation and composition and voice work. It is open to performing artists, directors, movers and people who are interested in exploring physical and vocal languages in a cross-cultural, interdisciplinary approach of creation in two very remote and inspiring places of Bolivia.


The teaching staff will include Elías Cohen (artistic director of KiM, director and lecturer in physical theatre, dancer, Chile), Kitt Johnson (dancer, Denmark), Manu Chalissery (practitioner in Indian Kalaripayattu and Indian Singing, India), Se-Rok Park (vocalist and perfomer, Germany/ Korea).


For more information: www.physicaltheater.net




11. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: stromereien Performance Festival 09 (Zürich)

Date: Deadline December 18, 2008; Source: stromereien


Performance Projects wanted for stromereien Performance Festival Zürich Summer 09


stromereien Performance Festival Zurich takes place every two years in and around the Tanzhaus Zürich (centre for contemporary dance). Possible performance sites are located in the Tanzhaus Zürich itself or its surrounding environment along the River Limmat. The festival presents exclusively site specific performances.


For stromereien 09 from 30th July to 7th August we are looking for performance projects that are created for or adapted to locations in or around the Tanzhaus Zürich. The stromereien-jury will select original professional work that can be realized within the limited financial and technical framework of the festival. Both new as well as adapted performance projects are welcome.


As several performances will be presented in one evening the duration of one work should not exceed 30 minutes, with the exception of durational performances. A group of experts in performance and visual arts will review and select the received projects.



Project description (1-2 pages) 

CVs of participating artists 

Documentation of previous work (video or DVD if available)


Submission deadline: 19th December 2008

Notification of all applicants by the end of January 2009

Download application announcement (PDF)




c/o Tanzhaus Zürich

Wasserwerkstrasse 129

8037 Zürich / Switzerland


Information & questions: info@stromereien.ch

Bettina Holzhausen / Meret Schlegel 







Fado is pleased to acknowledge the support of the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council and the Department of Canadian Heritage for their sponsorship of our ongoing activities.