Studio 303, La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines, and MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), with the participation of Centre des auteurs dramatiques (CEAD) and Gender B(l)ender present Queer Performance Camp 2017 this summer in Montreal from August 18th to 27th! Queer Performance Camp aims to create new ways to connect, grow, and build community while supporting the development of queer artists.
On the program: shows, workshops, residencies, and performances:
OPERA OMNIA – JE SUIS VENU TE DIRE
Thursday, August 24th 8pm at La Chapelle
After presentations at ZH Festival and OFFTA, Gaétan Paré offers a new version of Opera omnia-je suis venu te dire, at La Chapelle for one night only. This piece is a multidisciplinary work in which a body, as an extract from all temporality, questions the notion of gender in a poetic and visual way.
GHOST RINGS UNPLUGGED
Friday, August 26th 10 pm at La Chapelle
Half Straddle made their New York Live Arts debut in 2016 with Ghost Rings. For the first time in Montreal and for one night only, the company presents the acoustic version of this musical piece! This original song cycle explores the twisted layers of love among best friends and a family band of yesteryear.
Inspired by live band dynamics, with text and lyrics by Tina Satter and music by Chris Giarmo and Erin Markey, the narrative contrasts the romantic memories of two friends with Satter’s real-life relationship to her estranged sister as she plays in an invented band with her Half Straddle collaborators.
The piece becomes a vulnerable and harrowingly funny melodic reckoning with broken families, romantic friendship, and the ultimate leap into adulthood.
Co-presented with Centre des auteurs dramatiques (CEAD) as part of the Queer Performance Camp and Dramaturgies en Dialogue. Tina Satter has a 3-month writing residence at the CEAD, don’t miss the conference she will give at Dramaturgies en Dialogue on August 25th.
THIS IS HOW QUEERS PRAY
Friday, August 18th 8PM at M.A.I.
Emerging performance curator Andrea Rideout presents This is How Queers Pray; an evening of short performance and video that offers a mix of formal textures contrasting experiences of troubling, re-appropriating and surviving religion and spirituality as LGBTQ diaspora. A departure from the abundant examples of queer religious satire, This is How Queers Pray asks not just how to recover from religion but also how to thrive as spiritual beings. A discussion with the artists will follow.
WITH: Andrew Tay, Tanya Davis, Nada Khashaba, Elisha Lim, Jenny Romaine & Jamie Ross.
CABARET CAMP + PARTY PARTOUZZZ
Saturday, August 19th 8PM at M.A.I.
An evening of short works by Queer Performance Camp participants, presented by MAI, co-curated by MAI and Studio 303. Followed by PARTOUZZZ, a closing party for Queer Between the Covers and Pervers/Cité, and an opening party for Queer Performance Camp. Emcee: Jordan Arseneault.
WITH : Jordan Arseneault (MC), seeley quest, Kai Cheng Thom, Estrella Thurd, Lenore Claire Herren, Samir Narang, Maxine Segalowitz, Sasha Van Bon Bon (DJ) & Andrew Tay (DJ).