The Rhubarb Festival

Back for a 44th year, Rhubarb transforms Buddies into a hotbed of experimentation, with artists challenging our notions of what art-making and art-watching can be. As Canada’s longest-running new works festival, Rhubarb is the place to encounter the most adventurous ideas in performance and to catch familiar and unfamiliar artists venturing into uncharted territory.

This year, the festival intentionally expands its scope internationally, through a curatorial exchange with three live art festivals in Europe and the UK: FLAM in Amsterdam; Les Urbaines in Lausanne, Switzerland; BUZZCUT in Glasgow. As part of this multi-year exchange, Rhubarb will invite artists from and send Canadian artists to each of these contexts to perform.

Featuring artists Mars Alexander, Moe Angelos + Rachel Hauck, Bastien Hippocrate, Simla Civelek, Laura Fisher, Celia Green + Madeleine LeBlanc, Julian Higuerey Núñez + Henry Adam Svec, KINUK (Ursula Johnson + Angella Parsons), Myung-Sun Kim + Jody Chan + Ness Lee, Davi Pontes + Wallace Ferreira, Publik Universal Frxnd (fka Richard John Jones) + Louwrien Wijers, Keioui Keijaun Thomas