CAPITALIST DUETS by Public Recordings
November 24–November 27, 2016
Thursday, Nov 24 to Saturday Nov 26– 8:00pm
Sunday, Nov 27 – 2:00pm
Early Bird Special $10 before November 1
Service charges may apply
Book 416-538-0988 or online
Because there’s only so much to go around. Or is there?
CAPITALIST DUETS is seven, independently-authored duets performed simultaneously as an unaffected spectacle, complete with merchandise table. There is no composer, no architect, no central authority–only the radical aesthetic modulation of fourteen paired-off performers, each holding tenuously to the logic of their own creation.
CAPITALIST DUETS concludes a three-year experiment to devise a group work responding to the commodity-status of contemporary performance. It’s an endlessly re-scalable art-product fit for the practical anarchy of business-as-usual. Each of the fourteen artists in this iteration are given a micro-grant for the time, props, travel, costume and all other creation expenses related to their duet. With no other guiding framework in place, the normally hidden labour of production becomes startlingly visible–and the visible, in turn, becomes practice. From dancer and choreographer to theatre technician and art-presenting partner, in CAPITALIST DUETS everyone involved holds the status of performer. And every performer dances according to the same rules.
Performers: Franco Boni, Margaret Dragu, Katie Ewald, Francesco Gagliardi, Ame Henderson, sandra Henderson, Adam Kinner, Amy Lam, Samira Mohyeddin, Aliya Pabani, Liz Peterson, Luke Reece, Mila Volpe, Evan Webber
Lighting Design: Paul Chambers
CAPITALIST DUETS is made possible through the support of Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.