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Turn off your mind and completely let your body flow in movement during this workshop with contemporary dancer and choreographer, Meredith Kalaman. You will develop new tools of listening in the body that will open new patterns and connections in your body. Come experience yourself in your body in a way you have always known is possible. Suitable for people that have a practice in their body and are comfortable in improvised movement and making your own choices in a directed design.Find out more »
Deaf Spirit Theatre returns to SOUND OFF with a brand new show! This collective of three Deaf women from Kingston, Ontario will perform a series of unique skits that will include a silent film with 1950’s iconic women comedians, an animated retelling of the Ugly Duckling in black light, and American Sign Language (ASL) storytelling! A captivating production for those from the ages 1 to 100.
ASL and voice interpreting are provided as part of the performance.Find out more »
Through this workshop, Sahara Morimoto will be sharing ways of activating your senses to discover your individual connection to awareness & imagination inside your physicality. Finding familiar and unfamiliar movements within the body, the class challenges duration both with the body and the mind in order to find better stamina and to better utilize moments when you're in them and when you aren't. Variations will be offered, and both dance professionals and physical performance enthusiasts are welcome.Find out more »
Who are our monsters? Can being revolting become a revolution? Is there place in the theatre for violence, gore, the supernatural, unsettling themes, and more? Join theatre creators with a bent for the horrific as they discuss the process of creating stage frights.
This salon is conducted in ASL and English and is fully accessible.Find out more »
One dynamic showcase featuring three pieces by artists from across Canada. This performance is Hard of Hearing and Deaf friendly.
Performers: Felicia Lau, Megan Morrison, Meredith Kalaman
Choreography: Meredith Kalaman in collaboration with Kate Franklin, Felicia Lau, Gabi Beier and Teghan Fedor
Femme Fatales is a poetic trio, blending narrative and contemporary dance to bring to light the impact of gender socialization. The work is performed by three versatile female dancers in a kaleidoscope of moments that each contribute to the questions: "How have we become who we are inside of our gender? How do gender patterns inscribe in our bodies over time?" These questions have driven the work of Femme Fatales to unravel the most important reflections of all, how do we embody gender beyond a conversation from our logical mind and how do we articulate who we are with or without gender?
heart - work
Movement & Performance: Sahara Morimoto
Direction & Concept: Marcela Giesche
heart - work emerged from the necessity to connect to the physicality and power of the heart. Through rhythm, variable frequencies, and incessant pulsing - the body of the dancer becomes the heart of the space.
I can’t sit still
Performers/collaborators: Abbie Cogger, Emily O'Neil, Katherine Semchuk
Choreographed by Katherine Semchuk (recipient of the 2017 Good Women New Work Award)
Head in ten places
Spread too thin
Bite off more than you can chew
Wears many hats
Bent out of shape
In over your head.
I can’t sit still is an exploration of idiomatic expressions relating to trying to do everything at once. With a compulsion to say yes and urge to remain occupied, three parts of one can very quickly diverge from focus.Find out more »
100 Decibels are back with an ALL NEW show! 100 Decibels is a high-energy physical comedy troupe that is comprised of a diverse group of Deaf artists. Hailing originally from The Philippines, Manitoba and Poland, these performers have been professionally trained in mime, physical comedy and storytelling by the award winning Hot Thespian Action’s Shannon Guile. Their aim is not only to entertain audiences with their incredibly crisp and clean physical illusions but to also reach out with the beauty of Deaf Culture and build bridges between the hearing and Deaf worlds. 100 Decibels have brought audiences to their feet, making them laugh, cry and say: “I never thought of it that way.”
This performance is performed in ASL and English and is fully accessible.Find out more »
A Staged Reading
Join Deaf playwright Chris Dodd as he reads from Deafy, his new work in progress. Nathan Jesper has flown in for his big talk and is desperately late. Upon arriving, he launches into his speech but things are soon found to be not what they seem. Part storytelling, part comedy, part tragedy, Deafy is a play with captions.
ASL interpretation provided.Find out more »
A mortician falls in love with a man as she prepares his corpse for burial. She has three days until the funeral...but three days just isn't enough. A punk rock musical inspired by true events, from the creators of Edgar Allan and The Legend of White Woman Creek.
"As unapologetic a piece of theater as I’ve ever seen. It takes a true story and tells it in an amazingly unique way, without commenting on its admittedly difficult subject matter." - Cincinnati City Beat
"The gleeful crassness of the whole proceeding is hard to resist. The musical staging is endlessly inventive, Katie Hartman’s voice is a remarkable instrument" - Minnesota Playlist
"Hartman's volcanic performance makes this uncomfortable material compelling. Explodes with all the anarchistic passion you could ask for... " - Orlando Weekly
"It's almost too weird for Fringe" - American UndergroundFind out more »
AMP: an electrical current; a modern Prometheus; a solo multi-media horror play about the monsters society creates. Written and performed by Jody Christopherson, with additional text sourced from the writings of Mary Shelley, Percy Shelly, Lord Byron, William Godwin, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Luigi Galvani's experiments with “animal electricity,” which informed the discovery of electro-shock therapy.Find out more »