Thursdays, February 22nd, March 1st, and April 5th, 2018, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: Traill College, Wallis Hall 224
Cost: $20 per class (+ HST).
Inside Contemporary Performance explores various genres of performance: site-specific performance, contemporary theatre, contemporary dance, and interdisciplinary performance, with one class dedicated to Peterborough's local performance ecology. Incorporating video and images, each class will examine the history, current trends, and key artists of each genre. All classes will feature a guest artist talk by a leading artist in the field of contemporary performance. Guest artists include: Brian Solomon (Anishinaabe, Toronto), Kate Story (Peterborough), Lara Kramer (Oji-Cree, Montreal), and Deepti Gupta (Ottawa). All guest speakers will be performing their work at a part of Public Energy's 2017-2018 season, or as a Public Energy supported event. Inside Contemporary Performance is taught by Public Energy's Performance Curator Victoria Mohr-Blakeney.
Guest artists will be performing their work in Peterborough as a part of Public Energy's 2017-2018 performance season. Inside Contemporary Performance Course participants will receive a 50% discount on tickets for Public Energy-sponsored performance.
About the instructor:
Victoria Mohr-Blakeney, MFA is a curator and writer with a focus on curating contemporary performance. She has curated/ co-curated performance work in gallery, theatre, and site-specific settings including; Harbourfront Centre, CB Gallery, Edward Day Gallery, Artspace, Art Gallery of Ontario, The Citadel, George Brown School of Design, Xpace Cultural Centre, Scotiabank Studio Theatre, Nuit Blanche, and Artsweek Peterborough. Victoria has worked with Bridget Moser, Ame Henderson, Peggy Baker Dance Projects, and Dance Collection Danse. She holds an MFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCAD University. She has published work in Kapsula Magazine, The Dance Current, Volume, Toronto Standard, and the Literary Review of Canada. Victoria is the recipient of the 2015 President’s Medal in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCAD University. She has presented her research on performance in Canada and New Zealand.