Publication Launch

Missing Associates: Lily Eng and Peter Dudar

Friday / Sep 6 / 13
7:00 pm

129 Spadina Avenue
(down the alley off Spadina)

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.

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

After the launch date, DVDs are available at Art Metropole.


Missing Associates: Lily Eng and Peter Dudar
Performance Art and Experimental Dance

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.

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




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