LIBBY HAGUE | BRAVE INTERVENTIONS
Sarturday afternoons, 1:00pm-3:00pm
As part of the YYreZidency program, Libby Hague has curated several interventions and performances to take place in her interactive installation Be Brave! We are in this together; we anticipate the super-energy combo of sculptural drama and live human performance. The interventions are scheduled for Saturday afternoons from 1:00pm-3:00pm, with open rehearsals happening any time during regular gallery hours. A variety of documentation will be made and presented as a small video series through the social media outlet YouTube.
Every exhibition can provide a formal clarity and distance, which furthers self- understanding. Interventions are distancing filters, which connect us to another creative mind in the short window of our availability. The format layers rather than blends ideas so that each contributing flavour stays visible, distinct, and delicious.
MAY 26 | PHILIP ANISMAN: A READING FROM INFINITE JEST BY DAVID FOSTER WALLACE
Philip Anisman practices law, mainly securities law, in Toronto –most of the time- and has written legal books,, articles, and op-eds. He also reads literature sometimes aloud at Libby Hague’s shows. May 26 is one of these times.
JUNE 2 | CATHERINE CARMICHAEL: I FOUND IT IN THE STREET- A MOVEMENT BASED SOUNDSCAPE
Carmichael’s exhibitions include a solo show at the Parisian Laundry (Montreal) and an upcoming group show at the Zweigstelle (Berlin); her performances include the New Soundworks Festival (Meaford). Carmichael’s cycle of poems: Ecstatic Shift was published in Hamilton Arts and Letters. She was a founding member of Niagara, an improvised sound performance group in the 80's (Toronto).
JUNE 9 | ERICA IRIS: A VOCAL EXPLORATION
Mezzo-soprano Erica Iris, emerged onto Toronto’s music scene with “a gorgeous big voice, seamless from top to bottom, dramatic, and highly expressive.” (Howard Dyck). Winner of the 2011 Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition, she has made numerous performances with the Aldeburgh Connection, and is one of eight rising Canadian musicians who were recorded for broadcast on CBC Radio 2's In Concert.
JUNE 16 | ANDREA CERSWELL: A VOCAL EXPLORATION
Hailed as the possessor of a “bright, pretty voice with surprising power” (Opera Canada). Canadian soprano Andrea Cerswell is emerging as an exciting presence on opera and concert stages. Highly praised as Antonia in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, she also performs as an Oratorio soloist and was featured as the soprano soloist in Carmina Burana with Brampton Symphony Orchestra. In July, Cerswell will travel to Milan to perform Despina in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, as part of the Accademia Europea dell’Opera.
JUNE 23 | ZOJA SMUTNY: A DANCE-BASED PERFORMANCE
Zoja Smutny spends her time creating dance works, performing, and teaching in Berlin, Toronto, and Montreal. Smutny’s work, both performance and video, has been presented at international festivals including Hop Scotch at the Cultural Olympiad, 2010, and the 64th Festival des Cannes, 2011. Her new solo work this I LOVE YOU thing, premiered at UFERSTUDIOS in Berlin and will be presented in Tel-Aviv in May.
JUNE 30 | MAEV BEATY: A PERFORMANCE WITH VOCAL EXPLORATION
Maev Beaty is a Toronto based actor, writer and voice artist. Her favourite stage credits include Civility (Necessary Angel), The Penelopiad, The Happy Woman (Nightwood Theatre), Ritter Dene Voss (La Mama, NYC, One Little Goat), and Parfumerie (Soulpepper). She has been nominated for Outstanding Performance Dora awards for Montparnasse and Dance of the Red Skirts (Theatre Columbus). Beaty is also co-Artistic Director of Belltower and Sheep No Wool Theatre companies, and an associate of Groundwater Productions. www.maevbeaty.com
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