PCC TORONTO SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

PCC TORONTO: APRIL 2 – 5, 2009

PCC Toronto asks the question “What has changed?”. The Images Festival, Harbourfront Centre, Small Wooden Shoe, Buddies In Bad Times Theatre, The Theatre Centre, Dancemakers, and SummerWorks Festival come together to host the 11th meeting of the Performance Creation Canada Network.

WHAT IS PCC?

Performance Creation Canada (PCC) is a nationwide network dedicated to the nourishment, management and study of performance creation in Canada, and the ecology in which it flourishes. The meeting is aimed at creating a discussion between artists in dance, theatre, music, film, and visual arts who are interested in the well being of Canadian performance creation. The conference is designed to open conversation, and open minds.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

THURSDAY APRIL 2nd

REGISTRATION/OPENING RECEPTION

5:00pm – 7:00pm – Meet & Greet, refreshments and cash bar.

Location: Buddies In Bad Times Theatre, Tallulah’s Cabaret

PERFORMANCES

Choose between:

8:00pmLIVE IMAGES I: Opening Night Gala! Notes on Composing: 5 collaborations in film and music (Images Festival)

Location: Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles Street West

8:00pmTerritoires Féminins by Marie-Claude Rodrigue (Native Women in the Arts) – ONE NIGHT ONLY

Location: The Theatre Centre, 1087 Queen St. West

8:00pmDedicated To The Revolutions (Small Wooden Shoe)

Location: Mainspace, Buddies In Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St.

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8:00pmFishbowl: a concise, expansive theory of everything by Mark Shyzer (Buddies In Bad Times Theatre)

Location: Tallulah’s Cabaret, Buddies In Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St.

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IMAGES FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT PARTY

10:00pm – 1:00am DJ Isabelle Noël

Location: The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West

FRIDAY APRIL 3rd

11:00am Waffle Breakfast

Location: Dancemakers and the Centre for Creation, Distillery District

Can we slow down and just enjoy the coffee and strawberries? An exercise in our ability to not always be doing something. Why shouldn’t good waffles and great company be enough reason to travel across the country or the city? What might or might not happen if we just enjoyed our time together.

1:00pmShow And Tell

Location: Dancemakers and the Centre for Creation, Distillery District

Show and tell for grown ups. Bring us something, an object, an idea, or anything you think we might find interesting. Show us and tell us all about it in 10 minutes.

6:00pm Keynote Speaker: Jillian Mcdonald

Location: Harbourfront Centre, Brigantine Room, 235 Queens Quay West

One of the main topics on the table for this event is the examination of performance as it crosses over into other mediums and forms. What changes when performance takes place in a photograph? Or a video? In non-traditional sites? Mcdonald is wrestling with these questions in her work: from questions of pop culture and celebrity identity to the blending of the self and fictional characters in performative videos and photographs. To launch the discussion for PCC Toronto, this keynote will address how a multidisciplinary practice works across the blurry lines between performance, visual, and media art from Mcdonald’s perspective as an artist.

Jillian Mcdonald is a Canadian artist, currently living in New York. She is Associate Professor of Fine Art at Pace University, where she also curates and co-directs the Pace Digital Gallery. Works in progress include video installations Slasher Cycle and Zombie Field; and an upcoming forest performance in Sweden called Zombies vs Vampires. For more info about Jillian Mcdonald visit her online at www.jillianmcdonald.net.

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PERFORMANCE:

8:00pmDedicated To The Revolutions (Small Wooden Shoe)

Location: Mainspace, Buddies In Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St.

8:00pmFishbowl: a concise, expansive theory of everything by Mark Shyzer (Buddies In Bad Times Theatre)

Location: Tallulah’s Cabaret, Buddies In Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St.

8:00pm LIVE IMAGES III: In the Room 3 by Sung Hwan Kim (Images/Gallery TPW)

Location: Gallery TPW, 56 Ossington Ave.

8:00pmLIVE IMAGES II Make Me Stop Smoking by Rabih Mroué (Images/World Stage)

Location: Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West

SATURDAY APRIL 4th

12:30pm – 1:30pm OPEN STUDIO: HUM -The Bacon Project

Location: The Citadel, 304 Parliament Street

Hum artistic Director Susanna Hood and Producer Erika Hennebury host an Open Studio presentation of her new work in progress, The Bacon Project. Refreshments will be provided. Seating is very limited. RSVP to admin@humdansoundart.ca.

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2:00pm – 3:30pmPANEL: What Has Changed?

Location: LOT – Studio B (Lower Ossington Theatre 100a Ossington Ave.)

Moderator: Evan Webber

Panelists: Sarah Stanley (Theatre Director), John Kameel Farah (Musician), Carl Wilson (Author/Journalist), Ross Manson (Theatre Director, Artistic Director of Volcano Theatre)

What role does the artist play in relationship to major current events?
Things are changing.  In the past year, America has welcomed its first black president, Israel has invaded Gaza, and the world-wide economy has been thrust into a recession. Does the artist have a responsibility to address these issues, and, if so, how?

3:30pm – 5pm PANEL: Dancing With My Parents: a practical guide to intercultural creation

Location: LOT – Studio B (Lower Ossington Theatre 100a Ossington Ave.)

Moderator: Darren O’Donnell (Mammalian Diving Reflex)

Panelists: Beatriz Pizano (performer, writer, director), Oliver Husain (performance and video artist) & Julika Rudelius (performance and video artist)

Using “Family” as a metaphor for the global community, artists describe the process of creating new performances with strangers in different cities and/or different countries and relate that experience back to family dynamics. Artists will share their experiences in bringing together people from different backgrounds and working with unfamiliar communities

5pm – 6:00pm SOAPBOX

Location: LOT – Studio B (Lower Ossington Theatre 100a Ossington Ave.)

Stand up and tell us what you’re working on in under 10 minutes.

PERFORMANCE:

2:00pmLIVE IMAGES II: Make Me Stop Smoking by Rabih Mroué (Images/World Stage)

Location: Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West

6:00pm LIVE IMAGES IV: Talking Points and Talking Ponies, Ben Coonley

Location: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West

8:00pmDedicated To The Revolutions (Small Wooden Shoe)

Location: Mainspace, Buddies In Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St.

8:00pmFishbowl: a concise, expansive theory of everything by Mark Shyzer (Buddies In Bad Times Theatre)

Location: Tallulah’s Cabaret, Buddies In Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St.

8:00pmLIVE IMAGES III: In the Room 3 by Sung Hwan Kim (Images /Gallery TPW)

Location: Gallery TPW, 56 Ossington Ave.

8:00pmLIVE IMAGES II: Make Me Stop Smoking by Rabih Mroué (Images/World Stage)

Location: Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West

9:00pm BLOCK IN ONE SPOT

Location: The Theatre Centre, 1087 Queen Street West.

Theatre Centre’s 30 years expressed as a fashion show with surprise performances and archival film montage.


PCC SATURDAY NIGHT PARTY

9:00pm – LateBLOCK IN ONE SPOT

Location: Theatre Centre, 1087 Queen Street West

SUNDAY APRIL 5th

11:00am – 1:00pm PCC Steering Committee

Location: Buddies In Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St.

An informal post-mortem of the current conference with the focus being on passing on information to the next organizers of PCC.

4:00pmPANEL: Diverse Curiosities

Location: Buddies In Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St.

Small Wooden Shoe hosts a post-show conversation about why we should think about things that aren’t strictly in our field and why that might be good for making art and performance.

4:00pmIMAGES TALK: Talk to the Pie #3: In the Room

Location: Gladstone Hotel Art Bar, 1214 Queen Street West

Artists Sung Hwan Kim and David Michael DiGregorio will discuss the performative impulses in their multi-disciplinary practices. Moderated by Helena Reckitt.

AFTERNOON PERFORMANCE:

2:30pmDedicated To The Revolutions (Small Wooden Shoe)

Location: Mainspace, Buddies In Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St.

2:30pmFishbowl: a concise, expansive theory of everything (Buddies In Bad Times Theatre)

Location: Tallulah’s Cabaret, Buddies In Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St.

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