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LONG’S HILL: I LIVE(D) HERE

LOUISE MOYES

Saturday, September 29, 2:00pm

Sunday, September 30, 2:00pm

Sunday, October 7, 2:00pm

Longs Hill

“Long’s Hill: I live(d) Here.” is a neighbourhood walking tour by Louise Moyes Docudance, told through those who live and have lived in the Long’s Hill area. Dance, photographs, and stories, the performances will include our neighbours - students, business people, artists, retirees, and others - revealing our joys, hopes and fears, homes and businesses, our public spaces -  and where they intersect. Come experience face-to-face how art can celebrate community and our deep need for it.

 photo credit: Olivier Desjardins

photo credit: Olivier Desjardins

HABITER

Katia-Marie Germain

Monday, October 1 &Tuesday October 2, 6pm

Gathering Place

In a breakfast table setting reminiscent of everyday reality, illuminated by a single light source, interdisciplinary artist Katia-Marie has imagined a visual choreography for two performers. This work explores the relationship between body and place, the resonance between bodies and objects. An aesthetic of chiaroscuro unveils a series of both strange and familiar actions that are punctuated by the intermittent movement of light, and which temporarily plunge the room into darkness. Playing with illusion and perception of time, the visible and invisible movements of the bodies quietly and subtly alter the visual space as if a painting is coming to life before our eyes. We are called on to pay close attention as the familiar becomes an increasingly strange fiction.

Admission $15 at the door (cash or credit). 

NO EXCUSES, NO LIMITS

Luca "Lazylegz" Patuelli

Wednesday, October 3, 7pm, Foran Greene Room City Hall

Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli has lived by the “No Excuses, No Limits” motto his whole life. Born with Arthrogryposis, a neuromuscular disorder affecting the bones and joints of the body.

At 15 years old, Luca was introduced to breakdancing (Bboying/Bgirling). Immediately, he was attracted to the music, the culture and, of course, to the challenging movements. He slowly began creating a unique style that took advantage of his upper body strength. By using his crutches as extensions of his arms, Bboy Lazylegz was born!    

This community presentation is inspired by the philosophy of the “No Excuses, No Limits” program and Luca's personal mantra that has steered his now dance career and international success!  

 photo credit: Pierre-Olivier Cadieux

photo credit: Pierre-Olivier Cadieux

NOYÉ/E

Simon Renaud

Thursday, October 4, Friday October 5, 6pm

Gathering Place

It begins with a man and a woman sitting opposite each other. Both, in the center of a square outlined by a white adhesive strip, create a perfect symmetry. The two are very similarly dress: long black shirts, bare legs and high heels. On the lap of one rests a laptop. On the knees of the other a speaker. Both get in motion, always or almost always, in control. They change the space, move away from each other to better tighten again. Can loneliness be something that lives with two?

Admission $15 at the door (cash or credit). 

 photo credit: Nicolas Ruel

photo credit: Nicolas Ruel

AQUARIUM

Aurélie Pedron/ Lilith & Cie

Friday, October 5, 9:00pm & Saturday, October 6, 12:00pm

Eastern Edge Gallery

Aquarium is a performance installation that was created as part of LA LOBA, an ambulatory, sensorial and immersive journey originally comprised of twelve live installations lasting up to three consecutive hours, presented in atypical locations that support unique experiences of space and time.

Through subtle sounds, whispers, gentle touch, bodies appearing and disappearing, performers troubling, moving and vulnerable, LA LOBA oscillates between reverie and contemplation, shadow and light.

Admission by donation (suggested $10) at the door (cash or credit).