/ Intimate Karaoke, Live at Uterine Concert Hall + TOUR
OFFTA - Live Art Festival

May 25th to 26th
Intimate Karaoke, Live at Uterine Concert Hall + TOUR
Dance

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Intimate Karaoke, Live at Uterine Concert Hall

Dayna McLeod

Intimate Karaoke, Live at Uterine Concert Hall invites guests to sing their favourite karaoke songs in this performative installation that examines vulnerability through the site of Dayna McLeod’s body. Wearing headphones that contain your voice and requested karaoke song, this mix is wired into her vaginal canal, which acts as a uterine stage for the audience. Other listeners are invited to eavesdrop to your performance through the flesh of her body via stethoscope.

Creation and performance : Dayna McLeod
Photo : Henry Chan + FADO Performance Art Centre
Video teaser : Dayna McLeod
Creative residencies : Media@McGill, Studio XX

With the support of FADO Performance Art Centre, SummerWorks Festival

TOUR

Mardon + Mitsuhashi

In this work, performers act as tour guides, leading an audience through the space and making short stops on the way to share their "instantaneous expertise" on the history of objects, their surroundings as well as their own bodies and personal histories. TOUR brings attention to the discomfort that comes along with witnessing facts and reality treated with irreverence. How do the institutions we inhabit every day impose their realities and histories upon us? How might we gesture towards other ways of inhabiting them?

In english

Ideation and Direction : Alexa Mardon, Erika Mitsuhashi
Performed by : Roberto Soria, Devon Snell
Choreography : Mardon + Mitsuhashi
Photo : Alexa Mardon
Video teaser : Zahra Shahab
Creative residencies : Toronto Dance Theatre Emerging Voices Program

Double feature 1h45

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