les études (heresies 1-7)

Antonija Livingstone & Nadia Lauro
Traces-Hors-Sentiers
March, 8. 9. 11. 12, 2019 - 8 PM + March, 9. 10 - 1 PM
MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels)
3680, Jeanne-Mance Street, Montreal
Sherbrooke or Place-des-Arts
514.982.3386

Via the intersection of performance and plastic arts practice, Antonija Livingstone and Nadia Lauro – stage a queer symposium for rare presence & endangered practice.

A visit to a chimeric library with caretaker kin.

For the duration of a storm, we take refuge together in a serene nomadic habitat.

A wyrd assembly of friends, guest artists and  creatures welcome an intimate public surround, to  join forces in listening and reflecting  upon the dissident potential of the slow, the polyphonic and other unfashionable gestures.

“Polyphony speaks of the coexistence of a plurality of voices and sounds that can also be understood in a text or in an extra textual situation. The vitality of polyphony as a phenomenon is that the voices do not fuse into a single consciousness or drone but exist on different registers generating a dynamism among themselves. It is not merely a heterogeneity but some other angle at which voices are juxtaposed and counter-posed which generates something beyond themselves. Each one of these voices exists in an indirect dialogue with other voices, allowing other voices to add to a preexisting entity, a polyphony of reciprocal, celebratory and displaced voices, exchanges wherein all the interlocutors involved may become changed in their meeting.”—Mikhaïl Bhaktin

Creation and performance : Antonija Livingstone & Nadia Lauro 
In collaboration with : Stephen Thompson & Kennis Hawkins
Guest artists: An Thorne, Tobaron Waxman, Winnipeg Monbijou
Guest artists: Nicoletta Brandi, Mich Cota, Malik Nashad Sharpe
Troisième Oeil : Troisieme Œil Montreal
Sound design : Brendan Dougherty
Technical director - Danse-Cité Montreal : Lee Anholt 

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Presented by Danse-Cité, in collaboration with Livingstone & Trembling Collaborations

les études (heresies 1-7) 2015

Originally commissioned by Festival D’Automne, Ménagerie de Verre Paris,France.
Produced by Extrapole 2015-2017 co-production support CDN Montpellier, Arsenic CH,  Théâtre Garonne Toulouse, Festival Actorale, Marseille, Usine C, Canada Council for the Arts, Gibney Dance -American Realness NYC, Canada Council for the Arts Touring Fund and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S.