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Events for April 17, 2019 › Independent

8:00 pm
CAD $18.50

A User’s Guide to Authenticity is a Feeling

April 17 @ 8:00 pm
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Performances from April 17 - May 8
La Chapelle, 3700, Rue Saint-Dominique
Montreal, QC H2X 2X7 Canada

To celebrate twenty years of PME-ART, co-artistic director Jacob Wren wrote a book entitled "Authenticity is a Feeling: My Life in PME-ART", a compelling hybrid of history, memoir and performance theory. But books about performance never feel like enough on their own. Addressing performance requires performance. Therefore we also created A User’s Guide to Authenticity is a Feeling. An artist talk turned inside out, a performance asking: why do we do it, why do we continue to believe so stubbornly in the fragile but essential act of “being yourself in a performance situation,” and how do we continue to hope against hope that our destabilizing tangle of art and politics might still, in some small way, change the world.

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CAD $15 – CAD $25


April 17 @ 8:00 pm
QC Canada

$ELFIE$, by Marikiscrycrycry (aka Malik Nashad Sharpe), is the third performance in a series that mobilizes Black and queer aesthetics against the current political climate. Through an expanded choreographic proposition, Sharpe and collaborator Kam Wan fiercely traverse the emotional landscapes of “allostatic load” (wear and tear on the body due to repeated stress), setting ambivalent responses to political melancholia alongside unapologetic joyousness and violence.

Presented at the MAI on April 17th.

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