FADO E-LIST (September 2018)


1. EVENT: Responding: International Performance Art Festival and Meeting
Dates: September 5–15, 2018; City: Tokyo, Japan; Source: Daisuke Takeya

2. EVENT: Unlimited Festival

Date: September 5–9, 2018; City: London, England; Source: Clayton Lee


Date: September 6–8, 2018; City: Stockholm, Sweden; Source: Denis Romanovski

4. EVENT: Grace Space Events in September

Date: September 7 & 21, 2018; City: New York, USA; Source: Grace Space

5. EVENT: M:ST 9 Performance Art Biennial

Date: September 7–October 7, 2018; City: Calgary, Canada; Source: M:ST

6. EVENT: International Performance Art Giswil

Date: September 8–10, 2018; City: Zurich, Switzerland; Source: Andrea Saemann

7. POSITION AVAILABLE: Live Art Development Agency seeks Executive Director

Deadline date: September 10, 2018; City: London, England; Source: LADA

8. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 40th Rhubarb Festival at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

Deadline dates: September 14, 2018; City: Toronto, Canada: Source: Mel Hague

9. EVENT: Echoes of Shamanism

Date: September 14–16, 2018; City: Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Source: PAE

10. EVENT: Gertrude and Alice returns to Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

Date: September 15–October 7, 2018; City: Toronto, Canada; Source: BIBT

11. EVENT: New Performance Turku Festival

Date: September 21–23, 2018; City: Turku, Finland; Source: New Performance Turku

12. EVENT: TRANSACTIONS II: Performance Art on The Greenway

Date: September 22–23, 2018; City: Boston, USA; Source: Brian Connolly

13. EVENT: RIAP: ACTION ART 1998–2018

Date: September 16–December 16, 2018; City: Quebec City, Canada; Source: Le Lieu

14. EVENT: ANTI Festival

Date: September 25–30, 2018; City: Kuopio, Finland; Source: ANTI

15. EVENT: 12th 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art

Date: October 2–7, 2018; City: Toronto, Canada; Source: TPAC

16. OPEN CALL TO ARTISTS: Performance Voyage 8

Deadline date: October 20, 2018; City: the world; Source: Marianne Fincke




1. EVENT: Responding: International Performance Art Festival and Meeting
Dates: September 5–15, 2018; City: Tokyo, Japan; Source: Daisuke Takeya


Responding: International Performance Art Festival and Meeting is a brand-new international festival to take place in Japan from September 5–15, 2018. As in the title, it is to respond to current social and environmental issues surrounding us using our body (performance art) as our instruments, followed by a symposium and an experimental platform to create dialogue among communities within both local and global contexts.


The inaugural project: R1 will take place in Tokyo and travel to Fukushima prefecture’s coastal areas where affected by 2011 the Great East Japan Earthquake, and respond to the aftermath infamous situation there is a forgotten present tense living history.



JASON LIM (Singapore)


MARC SCHMITZ (Germany/Indonesia)







JIN TONG (China/Japan)













For more information about the artists and the festival/conference schedules:





2. EVENT: Unlimited Festival

Date: September 5–9, 2018; City: London, England; Source: Clayton Lee


Unlimited is back for 2018, once again shining a light on extraordinary work by disabled artists. Featuring the British Paraorchestra, writer and comedian Jackie Hagan, sitar master Baluji Shrivastav OBE and many more—dive into dance, performance, comedy, music and art that challenges perceptions and breaks down walls.


The festival has an abundance of free events, plus relaxed performances and BSL-integrated events, so there's even more reason to get involved.


Born out of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad, Southbank Centre's Unlimited is a biennial festival with further Arts Council funding secured until 2020.


At the heart of the festival is the Unlimited commissions programme delivered by Shape Arts and Artsadmin. Supporting established, emerging and international disabled artists across all artforms, this programme aims to embed work by disabled artists within the cultural sector, reach new audiences and shift perceptions. The programme is funded by Arts Council England, Arts Council of Wales, British Council and Spirit of 2012.



Kaite O'Reilly

Teresa Albor & Katherine Araniello

Jo Bannon

Jacki Hagan

The Unlimited House of Krip

Jess Thom

Brownton Abbey Bless Bar

Alegria Samba School

The British Paraorchestra

The Dry Sister

The Beautiful Octopus Club

Baluji Shrivastav

Ted Evans

Aurora Fearnley

Liz Crow

Aby Watson 

Dan Daw

And many more, plus workshops, visual art exhibitions and family events.


For programming, artist details and venues, please see:






Date: September 6–8, 2018; City: Stockholm, Sweden; Source: Denis Romanovski


PALS presents: 


An international festival of performance art and a public discussion


September 6–8, 2018

Fylkingen, Stockholm

Free entrance


The project invites artists and theorists from African and Nordic countries to use performance as a means to deconstruct knowledge and examine the power relations of today.


Can performative artistic processes challenge the dominating historical narratives? If the fixed history of the west used to be the reference to revisit and remember the past, now it is crucial to bring performance to the forefront of meaning making.



Christian Etongo (Cameroon)

Anthea Moys (South Africa)

Serge Olivier Fokoua (Cameroon/Canada)

Diana Soria Hernandez (Finland/Mexico)

Gøril Wallin (Norway)

Nathalie Mba Bikoro (Gabon/Germany)

Valeria Montti Colque (Sweden) and workshop participants


The festival is preceded by a two-day workshop An archive of my own/ Performing History led by artist Shiva Anoushirvani.


Program in short:

Thursday 6 September: 19.00 panel discussion

Friday 7 September: 19.00–24.00 performance programme

Saturday 8 September: 19.00–24.00 performance programme


HISTORY WILL BE KIND TO ME, FOR I INTEND TO PERFORM IT @ PALS is organized by Performance Art Links (PALS) in collaboration with New Performance Turku Festival, Performance Art Bergen and RAVY Biennial, initiated by the artists and curators Márcio Carvalho, Leena Kela and Serge Olivier Fokoua.


PALS runs by the artists Hiroko Tsuchimoto, Denis Romanovski, Lovisa Johansson, Erik Wijkström and Alice Máselníková.


The project is funded by Kulturkontakt Nord, Nordisk Kulturfond, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Statens Kulturråd Sverige, Billedkunstnernes vederlagsfond, Bergen Kommune, Norsk Kulturråd


For detailed program see: http://palsfestival.se/





4. EVENT: Grace Exhibition Space events in September

Date: September 7 & 21, 2018; City: New York, USA; Source: Grace Space



182 Avenue C, Manhattan NY 10009


Friday, September 7 // 6:00-10:00pm

Grace Exhibition Space presents: Martin O'Brien, Miao Jiaxin, Jaguar Mary, Oya Damla



Martin O'Brien is an artist whose performance work draws upon his experience of suffering from cystic fibrosis. His work is concerned with physical endurance, disgust, long durations and pain based practices in order to address a politics of the sick queer body and examine what it means to be born with a life threatening disease, politically and philosophically. He has performed throughout the UK, the US, Canada and Europe, both solo and in collaboration with the pioneering performance artist Sheree Rose.



Beginning in Shanghai, where his photography works expressed the universal theme of urban angst, Miao then immigrated to New York, expanding his view of urban streets towards a more conceptual public stage. Among his performative practices across different media, Miao has blended his naked body into the bleak streets of a midnight New York City, traveled inside a suitcase hauled by his mother through urban crowds, made live-feed erotic performances on an interactive pornographic broadcasting website, and dressed as a Chinese businessman for an entire year when working towards his MFA at School of the Art Institute of Chicago



My interests, and the directives that have driven my own art

practice, involve black feminist discourse, questions of history, reality and truth as they relate to science and the unknown, and the purpose of the soul/spirit in art.



Oya Damla is a multimedia artist based in Bushwick. Her work explores the body in relation to thought formation, the experiential components of sound making, and the process of art /identity making as a first generation american. Founder of The Ear, a DIY community arts and performance venue, geared towards creating a neutral space for female and non-binary artists, primarily focused on showcasing women working in sound, performance & interdisciplinary arts.


Friday, September 21 /// 6:00-10:00pm

Grace Exhibition Space presents: Dariusz Fodczuk (Poland)

By donation (Suggested $5-20)



In my actions I try to build situations based on the interaction between the creator and the recipient. I am interested in controlling the process in the way it should include the recipient in a horizontal relationship with art, which would eliminate the division between creators and recipients. Social changes, and progressing democratization demand art transformation, that goes beyond the format of traditional art categories shaped in the renaissance. Contemporary art has already successfully eradicated the divisions between disciplines but there is still a visible border between the creator and the recipient. Using interaction and participatory practices I aim for moments when the experience of art eludes of conserving the structure of hierarchal divisions.



Grace, n. - simple elegance or refinement of movement

Grace Period - an extended period granted as a special favor

The Three Graces (Greek Mythology) - charm, grace, and beauty


Opened in Brooklyn September, 2006, Grace Exhibition Space is devoted exclusively to Performance Art. We offer an opportunity to experience visceral and challenging works by the current generation of international performance artists whether emerging, mid career or established. Our events are presented on the floor, not on a stage, dissolving the boundary between artist and viewer. This is how performance art is meant to be experienced and our mission is the glorification of performance art.


Facebook: www.facebook.com/grace.exhibition.space/




5. EVENT: M:ST 9 Performance Art Biennial

Date: September 7–October 7, 2018; City: Calgary, Canada; Source: M:ST


9th Biennial M:ST 9 Performance Art Biennial

September 7–October 7, 2018

Calgary, Canada


M:ST 9 Biennial brings Canadian and international performance artists to Calgary for a month-long festival celebrating experimental and risk-taking artworks that disrupt conventions: We are an incubator for artworks that don’t behave! This biennial we investigate: the limits of our freedom – both as individuals and as citizens, the edges of borders – both real and imagined, and our collective connectivity– both voluntary and involuntary


M:ST will take over theatres, galleries, and public spaces all over the downtown core, bringing you opportunities to entangle with media in new and surprising ways through exhibitions, interactive installations, performances, and interventions. 


All events are free and all are welcome.



Adriana Disman

Didier Morelli

Emma-Kate Guimond

Eshan Rafi

Gwen Morgan & Kerry Mcguire

Jadda Tsui & Mat Lindenberg

Jenen Frei Njootli

Jin-me Soon

Jordan Arseneault & Mikiki

Joanne Bristol

Joshua Rios & Anthony Romero

Kylie B. Ward & Magnus Tiesenhausen

Life of a Craphead

Ryan Danny Owen

Steve Roggenbuck

Suzanne Kite & Nathan Young



Workshops, Symposium, Publications and Writer-in-Residence!


For details about programming, artists and venue, please visit: www.mstfestival.org




6. EVENT: International Performance Art Giswil

Date: September 8–10, 2018; City: Zurich, Switzerland; Source: Andrea Saemann


International Performance Art Giswil was created in 1998 by Ruedi Schill and Monika Günther, specifically for the site of the Turbine Hall at Giswil. The two performance artists working as a couple since 1995 organized 12 Festival editions in all:  1998–2000 and 2005–2013.


In 2014 this founding couple passed the artistic direction on to Andrea Saemann, performance artist and networker from Basel.


The festival is among the activities of the expo Turbine association, an interest group for artists and other art lovers who have been using the turbine hall for cultural purposes since it went out of service in 1994. The association initiates and realizes exhibition projects, and facilitates cultural creation and presentation at the turbine hall in Giswil and elsewhere.


2018 International Performance Art Giswil




September 8


12.00–17.00: Guided Tours through landscape

17.00: Performance at turbine hall

17.30–18.30: Dinner

19.00: Performances




September 9

RESONANCE // Berufs- und Weiterbildungszentrum Giswil, Ariedstrasse 


On the day after the performances, spoken words will come to the aid of immediate experience and sense perception, in order to enjoy the works on a conceptual level and discuss the experiences of the day before. With contributions by Chris Regn (BS), Elise Lammer (Berlin/Basel/Roveredo), Claudia Grimm (Tägertschi/BE) & Pascale Grau (BS), Imran Nafees Siddiqui (Lahore/Pakistan), «Evening School / Abendschule» with Lena Eriksson (BS), Elia Malevez (LU), Rahel Lüchinger (ZH) and Samuel Herzog (ZH)


Septmeber 10

NETWORK MEETING // Hotel Bahnhof Giswil 


In cooperation with PANCH (Performance Art Network CH) you will be invited each year to the network meetings at Giswil. The theme this year will be again «Curating in Public Space». With contributions by Véronique Ferrero Delacoste (director of farᵒ – Festival des Arts Vivants, Nyon), Zita Bucher & Nicolas Engel (members of the performance collective Instrumots, Lucerne)


WORKSHOPS: Imran Nafees Siddiqui (Lahore/Pakistan) & Habib Afsar & Mara Züst (ZH), 

Claudia Grimm (BE) & Pascale Grau (BS)


PERFORMERS: Milena Buckel (Vevey), Nicole Buchmann (Sarnen) & Karin Dähler (Kägiswil), Eliane Rutishauser & Beat de Roche (ZH), Markus Schwander & Tina Z‘Rotz (BS) with Rahel Kraft (Music)


LANDSCAPE EXPERT: Peter Lienert (Sarnen)


LOCAL HOSTS: Verena Berchtold, Käthy & Josef Burch, Maria & Jakob Grünenfelder, Theres & Otto Leuenberger, Helen & Erwin Müller, Vreni & Alois Schnellmann

For full programme and to download a pdf of the festival flyer:





7. POSITION AVAILABLE: Live Art Development Agency seeks Executive Director

Deadline date: September 10, 2018; City: London, England; Source: LADA


LADA seeks applications for its new Executive Director post.

Deadline for applications, 12 Noon, Monday 10 September 2018


The Executive Director will support and direct LADA to best meet the opportunities and challenges it faces, particularly leading on governance, organizational development, fundraising, marketing and financial management. The Executive Director will also play a central role in the strategic development of LADA’s new space at The Garrett Centre, including facility and event management, partnerships, fundraising.


This is an unprecedented opportunity for a dynamic individual to join LADA and significantly contribute to shaping its future.


CJ Mitchell, LADA’s current Co-Director, is taking on a new part time role at LADA as Development Associate until at least Spring 2019, which will include a handover with the new Executive Director. This job opportunity was previously advertised in July 2018 as 'Associate Director'. Candidates are invited, and encouraged, to discuss their applications in advance with Lois Keidan, LADA’s Director, or Cecilia Wee, the Chair of LADA’s Board.


To contact Lois Keidan, email: lois@thisisLiveArt.co.uk

To contact Cecilia Wee, email: newartonmondays@yahoo.co.uk


More info: www.thisisliveart.co.uk




8. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 40th Rhubarb Festival at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

Deadline dates: September 14, 2018; City: Toronto, Canada: Source: Mel Hague


This year, the Rhubarb Festival turns 40 in an ecstatic celebration of the strange and new in performance. Over two weeks of programming over 100 artists will converge on Buddies to create, inspire, and be inspired. Rhubarb seeks to provide artists with the space and support to create new works that are strange, pushing the edges, risky and challenging.


We are currently seeking proposals for our upcoming festival (which will take place from February 13–24, 2019).


Selected projects will be featured during the festival and will receive technical, production, promotional, and artistic support. In addition to an honorarium, festival artists also receive an unlimited artist pass, allowing them to see work for free by local, national, and international artists in our programme.





Rhubarb seeks proposals for new, not previously produced performance projects and theatrical experiments. Rhubarb is a space for imagination and for pushing boundaries: your own, your audiences’, and those of your artistic practice. We are looking for proposals by artists who want to explore and expand – projects that fight the normative, projects that ask big questions, and forms that ask the impossible.


Submissions are encouraged from both established and emerging creators. Projects in the General Programming category should run 25 minutes in length. Rhubarb encourages submissions from a wide variety of live artistic mediums with a focus on experimentation. These forms can include but are not limited to:


Performance Art



Interdisciplinary or Hybrid forms





At Rhubarb, we pride ourselves in being open and malleable to new artistic practices and forms. Do you have a project that you feel doesn’t fit within our General Programming constraints? Does it need a specific space or time constraint that you don’t think is currently available to you at our Festival? The Special Projects call is for work that doesn’t fit, work that wants to bust open the containers of the Festival and surprise us in new ways that you don’t think we’ve thought of before. Special Projects could be, but are by no means limited to:

Late Night Cabaret Presentations

Site Specific Work

Durational Work

Installation Projects

One-to-One Performance Projects

Multimedia Experiments

Panel Discussions

Community Driven Arts Projects

One Night Performance Projects



Rhubarb only accepts online applications. First, Read our Submission Guidelines (pdf) to find out what you need. After that, when you’re ready, fill out our on-line application form.


Submission Guidelines:



Application form:




“Toronto’s go to event for thought-provoking, political, adventurous entertainment.”  Toronto Life


Established in 1979, the Rhubarb Festival is produced by Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and is Canada’s longest-running festival of new performance. For over three decades, Rhubarb has encouraged established artists to take new risks and emerging artists to explore the possibilities of performance in a supportive space. Over the course of its history, Rhubarb has had an immeasurable impact on the local and Canadian cultural landscape by acting as a seeding ground for new work. A great number of Rhubarb projects have gone on to be further developed and presented in Toronto, across Canada and internationally.


For further information please contact:
Mel Hague // Festival Director




9. EVENT: Echoes of Shamanism

Date: September 14–16, 2018; City: Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Source: PAE


Echoes of Shamanism is a 3-day event presenting artists who use shamanic practices either in their public performances or as a method for the preparation of their artworks. Artist Nina Boas noticed a recurring use of shamanism in contemporary performance practice. Space will be given on Friday, late afternoon, for artists to explore their different approaches to shamanism in performance. There will also be a lecture by philosopher Fons Elders to contextualize shamanism in performance. A full program of live art will take place on Saturday afternoon, both inside Het Glazen Huis and outside in the park. Sunday is the aftermath, a moment for audience and artists to reflect on their experiences.



Irina Birger (RU/NL)

Jasper Griepink (NL)

Kleoni Manoussakis (GR)

Dimple B Shah (IN)

A k u z u r u (TT)



Fons Elders (NL)



Zone2Source, Het Glazen Huis, Amstelpark 4, Amsterdam



14/9, 5 pm: Artists sharing their practices, a lecture by philosopher Fons Elders, and soup

15/9, 2–6 pm: Event with performances, entrance fee €5,- (cash only)

16/9, 2–4 pm: Day of reflection



Irina Birger (RU/NL)

Born and raised in Moscow, Birger was greatly influenced by Social Realism and ‘imperial’ Stalinist architecture. The monumental arrangements inspired admiration, humility and wonder, similar to the visual impact of sacred formations. As a result, she is strongly interested in the visual strategies and formal principles of different religions, cults and totalitarian regimes, and incorporates them in her work. The Book of Happiness and Sadness, made in 2018, is an example of this. 


Jasper Griepink (NL)

Since 2016 Griepink has been rooting his ephemeral and shamanic performance-based practice back into the earth by involving (social) permaculture and community practices into his work. This was followed by durational land-art pieces, such as Grove 2.0 – Chapel of Wild Wisdom, a futuristic druidic greenhouse in a public woodland area. Upon ending various pilgrimages in the tropics he returned to European soils seeking to reanimate and explore local ‘indigenous’ knowledge for the sake of getting at the roots of colonialism and global capitalism. With his recent anti-capitalist and pro-pagan spoken-word piece, Ultra Ecosexual Polyamory.


Kleoni Manoussakis (GR)

Living and traveling in South America, Manoussakis creative practice has been inspired by her work with Shamans from Mexico, Columbia, Peru and Brazil. By bringing the ceremonial process to the fore, her work is inviting the viewer to collective moments of exploration, and to actions that we could also call rituals or prayers that are formed with the use of shamanic and artistic tools.


Dimple B Shah (IN)

Sanctity, Purification, Solitude, Seeing true self, Healing, Rituals, Meditation, Filtration, Catharsis, and Attaining a state of blissfulness make up the central elements of this performance. Shah’s performance is basically about attaining catharsis through various ritual processes. These rituals are of everyday practice in Jain Culture. They are meditative processes through which one slowly enters into a deep state of consciousness and slowly experiences blissfulness. This performance will focus on both one-to-one and community interaction and healing. 


A k u z u r u (TT) 

A k u z u r u is a performance and trans-disciplinary artist from Trinidad and Tobago. The human and natural world has catalyzed her study of the metaphysics of movement and gesture, the vastness of space, and shamanistic inferences. Mystical nuances are deeply felt through her experimental sounds, concept clothing, tableaux vivants, monumental drawings, and writing. Her productions in the famous multi-layered performance traditions of the Carnivals of Trinidad and Nottinghill, UK, have been vital to her emphasis on processional performance as a profound dynamic art form.


Fons Elders (NL)

Newton’s space-time paradigm severed the umbilical cord between nature and culture. Such a radical divorce never happened before. Quo Vadis? exists of an unbroken material connection between every human alive today and every one of our ancestors – even to the very origin of living matter, to the very first primordial cell. Quo Vadis? implies research about perceptions, realizing that self-liberation can’t be a self-centered issue. Why? The small ‘self’ comes from somewhere and goes somewhere.



Performance Art Event (PAE) is a platform for performance art. An ever-changing structure, currently adapting to the organizers’ artistic development and work. PAE is artists Nina Boas, Martijn Stellinga, and ieke Trinks, who organize events that give priority to visual art practices intended to be experienced live. The first PAE event took place in 2008 in the Wolfart Projectspace in Rotterdam.


Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/performanceartevent/

Website: www.performanceartevent.nl/




10. EVENT: Gertrude and Alice returns to Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

Date: September 15–October 7, 2018; City: Toronto, Canada; Source: BIBT


Gertrude and Alice

The lives, love, and legacy of Gertrude Stein and Alice B Toklas


Date: September 15–October 7, 2018

Venue: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander Street, Toronto

Admission: Various (see below)


Visiting the audience in the present day, Gertrude and Alice come to find out how history has treated them. The couple recounts stories of their 40-year marriage, of meetings with iconic artists and writers, and of Alice’s overwhelming, consuming devotion to Gertrude’s genius. Before they leave, they want to find out what has become of their artistic and cultural influence, and how their lives and work are—or are not—remembered.


One of the most significant and contentious female voices in the 20th century, Gertrude Stein rose to international notoriety with her memoir The Autobiography of Alice B Toklas. She influenced a generation of artists and writers, but her own work remains hotly debated for its controversial and sometimes contradictory statements. Her genius, however, was unquestioned by her partner Alice B Toklas, who dedicated her life to supporting the work of the woman she loved.


Nominated for three Dora Awards and recently published by Playwrights Canada Press, the beloved story of Gertrude and Alice returns to the Buddies stage with a new production design from celebrated visual artist Sherri Hay. As our queer heroes chart their influence and legacy in their own artistic moment, the 21st century art installation in which they find themselves evolves at an almost-imperceptible yet constant pace, creating a stunning visual metaphor for the questions the play explores.


Gertrude and Alice was originally developed through the Buddies Residency Program, sponsored by BMO Financial Group.



a Buddies in Bad Times Theatre production


conceived + created by THE INDEPENDENT AUNTIES

directed + dramaturged by KARIN RANDOJA

written + performed by ANNA CHATTERTON + EVALYN PARRY

with additional text by GERTRUDE STEIN + ALICE B TOKLAS

set design SHERRI HAY

lighting design MICHELLE RAMSAY

costume design MING WONG

stage management CHRISTINA CICKO



Get $25 tickets for any performance of Gertrude and Alice when you book early. Prices go up September 7.



Previews $20

Tuesday–Wednesday $35

Thursday–Saturday $40

Sunday $35


UNDER 30 / Senior / Arts Worker

Previews $20

Tuesday–Wednesday $30

Thursday–Saturday $35

Sunday  $30



Buddies believes that everyone should be able to see our shows, which is why we’re expanding our Pay What You Can ticket program for our 40th Anniversary Season. Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday a block of tickets will go on sale at noon for that day’s performance, and you pick the price. Whatever fits your budget, that’s what the ticket costs. Pay What You Can tickets are available until 7:00pm on weekdays and 2:30pm on Sundays, or until they sell out—whichever comes first.


Tickets are generally only available in-person at our box office, and we recommend getting here early for more popular shows as these tickets can sell fast. However, if getting down here in the middle of the day presents a barrier—accessible transportation, childcare, etc.—simply call the box office at 416-975-8555 and we’ll reserve a Pay What You Can ticket for you that you can purchase when you arrive to see the show.


For ticket info: http://buddiesinbadtimes.com/tickets/

For show info: http://buddiesinbadtimes.com/show/gertrude-and-alice-2018/




11. EVENT: New Performance Turku Festival

Date: September 21–23, 2018; City: Turku, Finland; Source: New Performance Turku


New Performance Turku Festival

September 21–23, 2018

Performance art and other unusual experiences


The upcoming edition of the New Performance Turku Festival will present artists and experts, various collaborators and fresh insights into performance art and the society. Altogether 18 artists, groups and activists have been invited to take part in the event in Turku. The festival will be organized in local performance spaces and public cityscape. The festival has no admission fees and is open to everyone.



Maryan Abdulkarim

Christian Etongo (Cameroon)

Serge Olivier Fokoua (Cameroon/Canada)

Rob La Frenais (France/UK)

Diana Soria Hernandez (FIN/Mexico)

Sasha Huber

Liisa Jaakonaho and Kristina Junttila (Norway)

Emilia Kokko and Markus Linden

Petra Laiti

Anthea Moys (South Africa)

mirko nikolić (Serbia/Sweden) and Elin Már Øyen Vister (Norway)

Viljami Nissi

Mia Øquist (Norway)

Sami Juhani Rekola and Silja Eriksson

Hanna Saarikoski

Juha Valkeapää and Juhani Liimatainen

Gøril Wallin (Norway)

Christopher Wessels (FIN/South Africa)


This year’s festival focuses around the theme POST POST POST. New Performance Turku Festival artists have been invited to address different post- and post-post-eras currently surrounding us: post-colonialism, post-humanism and postfeminism. 


The festival’s POST POST POST theme comments the big changes and fractures in our current world view. Historically biased and oppressive conceptions towards different groups of people, nations and nature, are slowly–finally–making room for new kinds of thoughts. Is it possible to use performance art and embodied knowledge to explain and to experience the transitional shifts around us? 


The project is organized in collaboration with PALS Festival in Stockholm, and PAB Festival in Bergen, and project partners include RAVY Biennale from Cameroon as well as Savvy Contemporary from Berlin.


SUPPORTED BY: Kulturkontakt Nord, Nordisk Kulturfond, Taiteen edistämiskeskus, Turun kaupunki/The city of Turku, Svenska Kulturfonden







12. EVENT: TRANSACTIONS II: Performance Art on The Greenway

Date: September 22–23, 2018; City: Boston, USA; Source: Brian Connolly


Mobius, Inc. presents TRANSACTIONS II: Performance Art on The Greenway

As part of an exchange with Bbeyond of Northern Ireland


September 22–23

12:00pm to 5:00pm



TRANSACTIONS II: Performance Art on The Greenway continues the international

exchange between two prominent experimental artists’ groups, Mobius Artist Group in Boston and Bbeyond in Belfast, Northern Ireland.


Bbeyond artists:

Sinéad Bhreathnach-Cashell

Brian Connolly

Frances Mezzetti

Pavana Reid

Dominic Thorpe


Mobius artists:

Margaret Bellafiore

Jimena Bermejo

Sara June

Milan Kohout

Mari Novotny-Jones

Tom Plsek


Organized by Mobius members Marilyn Arsem and EL Putnam with Bbeyond members

Brian Patterson and Siobhan Mullen, Transactions II is the first event of its kind on The Greenway, building upon the success of this unique creative exchange. 


This exchange, which emphasizes Boston and Belfast’s relationship as sister cities, provides opportunities for artists working at the helm of diverse experimental practices in live performance to learn from each other, share audiences, and work across national and cultural contexts, while building connections through the creation of new works.


This event is supported by a Live Arts Boston grant through the Boston Foundation, travel support from Culture Ireland and the University of Ulster, and support to Bbeyond from the National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Additional funding for Mobius, Inc. comes from the Tanne Foundation, Oedipus Foundation, Metabolic Studio, the Boston Cultural Council, and generous private support.



Based in Boston, Mobius, Inc. (est. 1977) is a non-profit, tax-exempt, artist-run organization, whose mission is to generate, shape and test experimental art. The members of the organization believe an effective strategy for supporting this art is to establish grounds that build relationships among fellow artists. Mobius is committed to structuring contexts that foster projects incorporating a wide range of disciplines. This approach sets in motion situations where the artist's impact can be seen locally, nationally and internationally. Constructing art initiatives outside accepted frameworks and encouraging animated discourse with the public are fundamental to Mobius. At the core of Mobius is the Mobius Artists Group (MAG), who operate as a collaborative of individual working artists, actively committed to creating original, experimental work in different media including but not limited to performance art, installation, film, video, new music, sound art, dance, collaborative and interdisciplinary work. Additionally, they organize projects that involve other artists, including exchange projects with international artists.




Based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Bbeyond came into being early in 2001. Bbeyond is committed to promoting the practice of performance art and artists in Northern Ireland and further afield. Our aim is to raise people’s consciousness of live/performance art as being integral to the world in and around us, inspiring reflection and enriching lived experience. Bbeyond encourages greater access to and appreciation of this visually based art form, through facilitating modes of active private/public participation, allowing people from all sectors of society, not just the traditional arts, to experience and enjoy performance art directly. “Bbeyond” has the potential to become a directional force towards a lived philosophy of being, that continues long after the framing of any specific performance has ended, becoming the real transitioning and transforming energy in the life consciousness of the practitioner, to literally "be beyond."




The Greenway is the contemporary public park in the heart of Boston. The Greenway welcomes millions of visitors annually to gather, play, unwind, and explore. The Greenway Conservancy is the non-profit responsible for the management and care of The Greenway.





13. EVENT: RIAP: ACTION ART 1998–2018

Date: September 16–December 16, 2018; City: Quebec City, Canada; Source: Le Lieu


RIAP: ACTION ART 1998–2018

September 16–December 16, 2018


In 1998, an international meeting was held in Quebec City, the purpose of which was to recount the action art of the past twenty years by critically reviewing the sixties and seventies. From this meeting came the book entitled Art Action 1958-1998, a review of the discussions conducted by historical and current protagonists of these art forms in action and covering four decades of artistic practices in action.Twenty years after holding this pivotal meeting, the 2018 RiAP proposes to hold an equivalent meeting covering the worldwide evolution of action art practices from 1998 to 2018, always with a view to producing subsequently a book describing research and observations of our many collaborators.


Part 1: Canada & Aboriginal

September 15–23, 2018


The Québec City International Art Performance Meeting begins its twentieth edition by presenting the Canadian and Aboriginal performative practices of the last twenty years. In addition to conference days, a performance evening and an archive exhibition, the RiAP is associating this year with satellite activities organized by the Rassemblement Internationaux d'Art Indigenous Performance (RIAPA) in Wendake.



Bruce Barber (Nova Scotia)

Francis O'Shaughnessy (Quebec)

Randy Gledhill (British Columbia)

Cindy Baker (Alberta)

Guy Sioui Durand (Quebec)

Dayna Danger

Raven Davis

Sun Launière


Jessie Ray Short

Clayton Windatt


Part 2: Americas & Africa

October 13–21, 2018


The second part of the Québec International Performance Art Meeting is dedicated to the study of American continents and African countries. For the occasion, several specialists from the United States, Central and South America, and Africa will travel to Quebec to report on the last twenty years of performance art in their respective regions.



Jamie McMurry (USA)

Josefina Alcázar (Mexico)

Ignacio Pérez & Aidana Rico (Venezuela)

Lucio Agra (Brazil)

Clemente Padín & Juan Angel Italiano (Uruguay)

Silvio De Gracia (Argentina)

Emilio Tarazona (Colombia/Peru)

Lynda Avendaño Santana (Chile)

Serge Olivier Fokoua (Cameroon)

Ruth Belinga (Cameroon)

Michel Bitimbhe (Cameroon)

Salifou Lindou (Cameroon)


Part 3: Europe

November 3–18, 2018


The third part of the International Performance Art Meeting in Quebec presents the research and practice in performance art of the last twenty years in Europe.



László Lantos (Hungary)

Nia Pushkarova (Bulgaria)

Gustáv Ütő (Romania)

Branko Francheschi (Croatia)

Svetlana Mladenov (Serbia)

Yaryna Shumska (Ukraine)

Artur Tajber (Poland)

Joanna Matuszak (Russia)

Art ū ras Raila (Lithuania)

Michal Schreiber (Israel)

Demosthenes Agrafiotis (Greece)

Verónica Metello (Portugal)

Helena Sands (England)

Philippe Franck (Belgium)

Ieke Trinks (Netherlands)

Thomáš Ruller (Czech Republic)

Ingrid Blekastad (Norway)

John Huntington (Sweden)

Roi Vaara (Finland)

Ellen Friis & Henrik Vestergaard (Denmark)

Fergus Byrne (Ireland)

EL Putnam (Northern Ireland)

André Stitt (Wales)

Florian Feigl & Jörn J. Burmester (Germany)

Giovanni Fontana (Italy)

Sandrine Meats (France)

Valerian Maly (Switzerland)


Part 4: Asia & Oceania

December 1–16, 2018


The fourth and final instalment of the International Performance Art Meeting in Quebec City is intended to be a retrospective of the last twenty years in performance art in Asia and Oceania. In addition to the five-day conference and archive exhibition, a performance evening dedicated to the practices of three Myanmar artists will be presented.



Seiji Shimoda (Japan)

Yao Jui-Chung (Taiwan)

Eileen Legaspi-Ramirez (Philippines)

Shawn Chua (Singapore)

Ray Lagenbach (Malaysia)

Iwan Wijono (Indonesia)

Jin Sup Yoon (South Korea)

Nora Taylor (Vietnam)

Padungsak Kochsomrong (Thailand)

Nyan Lin Htet (Myanmar)

Cai Qing (China)

Anne Marsh (Australia)

Chris Braddock (New Zealand)

Kolatt (Myanmar)

Zoncy Phyu (Myanmar)







14. EVENT: ANTI Festival

Date: September 25–30, 2018; City: Kuopio, Finland; Source: ANTI


ANTI Festival starts in a month - Celebrated live artists come together in Kuopio, Finland


ANTI - Contemporary Art Festival 2018 is getting closer and we enjoy the festival opening after a month exactly, on 25th September. Internationally celebrated, award-winning artists from around the world will present projects engaged with ideas of play, playfulness, games and gaming.


A playful engagement with the spaces of Kuopio, ANTI Festival’s host city, has been at the heart of our approach to bringing vital, exciting and surprising contemporary art to this inquisitive community. For 2018 we’re focusing our attentions properly on play and gaming.


On 29th September, we will award ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art, one of world’s most exciting cultural prizes. We’ll also host the third Future DiverCities Lab in Kuopio between 21st and 27th September.


The festival is free to attend.



Madeleine Flynn & Tim Humphrey (AU)

Action Hero (UK)

Meetlab (HU)

Sanna From & Riina Hannuksela (FI)

Tania El Khoury (LB)

John Court (FI/UK) & Mark Harvey (NZ)

Anna Maria Häkkinen, Lotta Suomi, Emil Uuttu (FI)

Becker (NO), Goldberg (SE) & Langgård (NO)

Richard DeDomenici (UK)

Hai Art, Antye Greie-Ripatti (DE/FI), Juan Duarte Regino (MX) & Eerika Jalasaho (FI)

point and place (UK etc)

And more!


Updated festival programme and schedule on our website!



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15. EVENT: 12th 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art

Date: October 2–7, 2018; City: Toronto, Canada; Source: TPAC


Toronto Performance Art Collective presents:

12th 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art

October 2–7, 2018



Barak adé Soleil (USA)

Arahmaiani (Indonesia)

Gustaf Broms (Sweden)

Hank Bull (Canada)

Thirza Jean Cuthand (Canada)

Erika DeFreitas (Canada

(F)NOR (Canada)

Dariusz Fodczuk (Poland)

Ayumi Goto & Peter Morin (Canada)

James Knott (Canada)

Mathieu Lacroix (Canada)

Louise Liliefeldt (Canada)

Cindy Mochizuki (Canada)

François Morelli (Canada)

Lala Raščić (Bosnia and Herzegovina/Coatia/USA)

Elvira Santamaría (Mexico/Northern Ireland)

Sandra Vida (Canada)


This year we celebrate our 21st year with a roster of 21 amazing artists packed into 6 intensive days of activities.


This year's highlights include progressive and provocative works that give voice to beauty, humour, perseverance and intimacy in the face of human struggle. From the mystery of shadow puppets to the delicacy of private, one-on-one interactions; from spectacular eruptions of queer, dissenting and displaced identities to the epic glory of the everyday made strange; from thoughtful probings of place and history to the joyful and challenging maneuvers of forging new visions of community.


In this iteration of the festival, we are proud to present artists from Toronto and Hamilton, from Plains Cree and Tahltan territories, from Chicago and Montreal. Vancouver and Calgary. From Indonesia, Mexico and Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Poland, USA, and Sweden. There are artists from the African and Japanese diasporas, and artists who cross the boundaries of genders and of different abilities. This matters because in their work we can find a singular sense of what it means to be embodied.


Alongside performance projects happening throughout the afternoons and evenings, we have our traditional Performance Art Daily talks featuring this year's Éminence Grises Sandra Vida and Hank Bull, as well as dialogues among visiting artists.



The Theatre Centre (1115 Queen Street West)

Sur Gallery (39 Queens Quay East, Suite 100)



Admission for all events is FREE or PWYC

Tickets available at the Theatre Centre box office, day of event.

Suggested minimum donation for individual performances is $10.

All performances are ticketed individually; capacity may vary depending on the venue.


For an electronic version of our festival catalogue as well as a complete online schedule of performances, artist talks, and other events, visit our website: www.7a-11d.ca




16. OPEN CALL TO ARTISTS: Performance Voyage 8

Deadline date: October 20, 2018; City: the world; Source: Marianne Fincke


Artists’ Association MUU: Performance Voyage 8

A Series of international Video Performances

Application deadline: 20 October 2018


Artists’ Association MUU invites artists to participate in Performance Voyage 8, a collection of video performances, and to explore the passion of the LGBT+ community, existing regardless of historical times, geographical location, political system or tradition, universally longing for acceptance and acknowledgement.


The relentless battle for human rights has survived violence and persecution, and the impetuous passion has broken the silence, but is it enough? PV8 open call mainly focuses on LGBT+ but invites all artists. The open call for the Performance Voyage 8 selection is for recent video works, preferably 1–5 minutes in duration (max. 10 min.). Only submit edited footage—unedited raw footage will be rejected.


The videos will be showcased as a compilation on a worldwide tour in screening events. The compilation will be presented worldwide in 2019. Note: no videos will be installed or exhibited separately during the tour. The jury will be announced later.


More info and to apply: www.muu.fi


The maximum allowed duration of the videos is 10 minutes. Each submission must include the name of the artist, the title of the performance, the duration of the video and, where appropriate, also information about where, how and when the original performance took place. Selected artists will be contacted by email late 2018. We will answer all the applicants.


Performance Voyage 8 theme by: Valentas Strolys (Pride House), Marianne Fincke ja Timo Soppela (MUU)


Established in 1993, FADO Performance Art Centre is a not-for-profit artist-run centre based in Toronto, Canada. FADO provides a stage and on-going forum in support of the research and development of contemporary performance art practices in Canada and internationally. As a year-round presentation platform, FADO exists nomadically, working with partner organizations and presenters, and utilizing venues and sites that are appropriate to individual projects. FADO presents the work of local, national and international artists who have chosen performance art as a primary medium to create and communicate provocative new images and perspectives. FADO is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council and the Department of Canadian Heritage.

Artistic & Administrative Director: Shannon Cochrane

Board of Directors: Cara Spooner, Francesco Gagliardi, Jenn Snider, Cathy Gordon, Clayton Lee, Julian Higuerey Nunez, Susan Wolf


Office: 445-401 Richmond Street West, Toronto, Canada M5V 3A8




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