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Melting Point: An Amusement

January 24, 2006, 9 pm
The Drake (1150 Queen St. W.), Toronto

Co-presented with the Drake Hotel
Presented as part of the Drake's Notes from the Underground series
cover charge: $5

Bonus Performance: "The Chair"
January 27, 2006, 8 pm
Yoga Den, The Drake
(FREE)

Toronto... On January 24, 2006, Fado Is proud to present a new performance by Vancouver-based performance and media artist Warren Arcand. Co-sponsored by Fado Performance Inc. and the Drake, MELTING POINT: An Amusement is a reflection on Aboriginal experience in Canada early in the 21st Century. MELTING POINT is presented as part of the Drake’s Notes from the Underground series (also featuring Slow Dance Recyttal, Animal Monster and more); the evening starts at 9 pm, Arcan's performance is scheduled for 10 pm.

MELTING POINT offers a set of actions regarding desire and identity, a body in heat, a pantomime of becoming – combining elegant, cynical wit with an extra-strength dose of hopeful persistence. Pulling together disparate threads of historical, political and cultural theory, the performance plays out through a vaudeville of hilarity tinged with monstrousness. Filtered through the perspective of "the Abo experience within the idea of Canada", this performance is, in the artist's words, "…an Amusement regarding nations, naming, the making or modeling of an individual, what it is or isn’t – and maybe finally arriving at an appreciation that much is at stake at making Individuals because it entails making a claim on the world – a potentially totalitarian reproduction."

About the artist

WARREN ARCAND


Arcand in Superchannel (performance, grunt Gallery, Vancouver, 2004)
photo: Merle Addison

Fado Performance Inc. is pleased to acknowledge the support of the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council, and the Department of Canadian Heritage for their support of this project.

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