Art Battle: Cage Matches
Full Contact Live Competitive Painting
Sometimes it’s a struggle to finish a painting. Cage Matches is live competitive painting with *no rules. Artists take their palettes, brushes and who knows what else into the cage for a series of 1-on-1 matches…the audience will decide who has produced the better painting after a 10 minute round. More »
We are pleased to announced our first ever team event! 12 teams will compete at Art Battle Doubles, 2 painters per team. This tournament will have 3 rounds including a final Championship round. The winning team will receive cash prize and qualify for the Art Battle Tournament of Champions this summer.
What is Art Battle?
Art Battle is live competitive painting. Painters create the best work they can in 20 minutes. As they work, patrons move around the easels, closely watching the creative process. At the end of the round, the audience votes democratically for their favourite painting and bids in silent auction to take the work home. More »
Four Mad Humours is a bi-national, interdisciplinary networked performance that links American and Canadian cities and performers in real-time; and premieres November 2 – 5 in Toronto (The Theatre Centre) and Buffalo, New York (ALT Theatre) simultaneously, linked to each other through live-feed and projected landscapes in each city. More »
Join us for the twelfth annual Night of Dread, Clay & Paper Theatre’s invitation to the community to parade our private and collective fears through the darkened streets of Toronto. The hour-long procession returns to Dufferin Grove Park for an evening of ceremonial festivities that compel us to call on, mock and banish the fears that unite and divide us in these tumultuous times. Night of Dread is an unforgettable evening of pageantry, music and masquerade incorporating towering puppets, stilt dancers, fire-spinners and fearful masks in a daring exploration of dread. More »
pounds per square inch performance and The New Alt Performance Group present
FOUR MAD HUMOURS
pounds per square inch artistic director Gerry Trentham’s newest interdisciplinary performance series.
A bi-national, simultaneous performance conceived and developed with media designer Jamie O’Neil. Performed by Linnea Swan and Gerry Trentham in Toronto and Montreal and James Morrow and Amy Taravella in Buffalo and Chicago. Toronto shows are performed simultaneously with Buffalo; Montreal with Chicago. More »
The Show Off
OCAD University’s 96th annual Graduate Exhibition
May 5 to 8, 2011
The Show Off presents the work of the class of 2011, an eclectic mix of more than 500 graduating students working in twelve undergraduate programs ranging from drawing and painting, printmaking, photography, criticism and curatorial practice, integrated media and sculpture/installation in the Faculty of Art, to advertising, environmental, industrial and graphic design, illustration and material art and design (jewellery, fibre and ceramics) in the university’s Faculty of Design. Each year, the annual Graduate Exhibition transforms the university’s main building and the acclaimed Sharp Centre for Design into the biggest exhibition of the year. More »
‘Yes Man’ Andy Bichlbaum is the keynote presenter for Digital Activism and the Environment, the 2011 Summer Institute in Film to be held May 11 to 17 by York’s University’s Faculty of Fine Arts.
Bichlbaum will present “The Yes Men Fix Canada”, a public how-to-hoax clinic, on May 11 at the Ontario College of Art & Design University Auditorium. The event is presented under the auspices of the Norman Jewison Series in York’s Department of Film, in collaboration with OCADU’s Faculty of Art. More »
Whetstone Productions presents the world premiere of
Written & Performed by David Tomlinson
Directed by Diana Kolpak, Lighting Design by Sharon DiGenova
Video & Imaging by Jacob Niedzwiecki, Environment Design by Sharon DiGenova & Jacob Niedzwiecki
Exhibit Curation by Jessica Cim More »
On the very cutting edge of performance art, Ouramdane is an acclaimed choreographer who incorporates dance, video, a pedal-controlled sound score and beat-inspired poetry into Loin… (Far…) In this piece, Ouramdane follows his father’s journey as an Algerian soldier in the French Army during colonial occupation of Indochina. An investigation of violence, war and ultimately identity. More »
For the last segment of its Toronto Campus Fall 2009 Tour, Good Hair Day Productions is bringing CP Salon to Ryerson University at the National Ballet School on Saturday, November 28 at 8pm, and to York University’s Joseph G. Green Theatre on Friday, December 4 at 7 pm.
The show, featuring singer/storyteller Kazumi Tsuruoka and pianist Tania Gill, uses rhythm and blues to tell the love story of a man with cerebral palsy. The 50-minute music-driven piece, produced and directed by Fides Krucker of Good Hair Day Productions, premiered in Toronto and has toured to Vancouver, Regina and Whitehorse. More »
Inspired by her Abenaki grandmother, Marie-Claude Rodrigue’s contemporary choreographic work, Territoires FÃ©minins – Women’s Territories brings a new approach to live performance. Women’s Territories speak to the contemporary rites of passage that link women to the changing of seasons. The cycles found in nature – from death to rebirth – are vividly brought to life on stage, with poetry by Judith Duerk, alongside a compelling combination of video, music, costume, scenography, and lighting. These elements take the spectator on a journey to the world of Yin energy. More »
7a*11d is proud to announce our forthcoming 7th International Festival, a culmination of 11 years of working together as an artist-run collective. In order to celebrate this accomplishment, the 2008 7a*11d festival is nothing less than an international survey of global live art – progressive and provocative new performance works by over 30 local, national and international performance artists. The festival hosts residencies, performance art events, panel discussions, artists’ talks, video/performance screenings, and workshops in 11 jam-packed days. More »
September 10 at 6pm, September 23 at 5:30pm
Duration of performances approximately 30 minutes More »
AUGUST 21-24, 2008 throughout St. Lawrence Market area
There will be more than just buskers at the 9th Annual Scotiabank BuskerFest that takes place August 21-24 throughout the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood. Great activities for kids, green initiatives, cool contests, special performances, and amazing food (in addition to the more than 80 world-class buskers) make BuskerFest a festival not to be missed for all ages!
ESPECIALLY FOR KIDS:
Back by popular demand, BuskerPlay has wonderful free activities for kids. The Scotiabank Tents host an expanded roster of workshops and arts and crafts, including balloon-twisting, break dancing, juggling and clown. Toronto Aerial Dance will be offering aerial workshops during the day and performances at night. More »
FADO ELIST FOR ALL! JULY 2008
1. EVENT: FADO Publication Launch in Halifax, Nova Scotia
\From Ironic To Iconic: The Performance Works of Tanya Mars
Date: July 3, 2008
2. EVENT: Bbeyond More »
Shadowland Theatre presents The Light That Stands Still, a spectacular summer nightâ€™s odyssey on Toronto Island
Dates: Thursday to Sunday, July 17 to 20 and 24 to 27, 8pm
2008 marks the 200th anniversary of the building of the lighthouse at Gibraltar Point on Toronto Island. This is oldest stone building in its original location in Toronto and oldest lighthouse on the Great Lakes. It is a symbol of light and dark, rescue and disaster, sirens and spirits, and of the power of place. More »
Join us for the opening on Friday March 28 from 7-10pm **with live performance at 8pm
Friday March 28: Gallery open for exhibition from 12-5pm
Saturday March 29: Gallery open for exhibition from 12-5pm **with live performance from 2-4pm
Seiji Shimoda in performance on March 22 @ 8pm
Lower Ossington Theatre, 100A Ossington Avenue, Toronto
DOCUDRAMA with Seiji Shimoda
Show and Talk Session for local performance artists
March 24, 2008, 7pm (Location TBA)
For more information or to book a spot: 416-822-3219
(Reservations required) More »
Â Fado presents 2008 Emerging Artists Series, Curated by Erika DeFreitas
March 13-15, 2008
Performance/Installation from collaborative duos:
Diane Borsato + Stacey Sproule
Keith Cole + Diana Lopez Soto
John Marriott + Suzanne Caines
Opening Thursday March 13, 2008
XPACE Cultural Centre (58 Ossington Avenue, Toronto)
7-10pm (PWYC/$5) More »
Get the Picture: A Charitable Art Auction In Support Of The Distress Centres
The Distress Centres of Toronto are hosting the annual Get The Picture: A Charitable Art Auction In Support Of Distress Centres.
The auction takes place Thursday August 9, 2007 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
at The Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen St. West, 2nd Floor.
The evening will include:
- live jazz by the Rovert Horvath Quartet
- original works by emerging Toronto artists
- food and a performance by jazz vocalist Sophia Perlman. More »