Quietly compelling Aussie-Canadian singer-songwriter GINA HORSWOOD is a musical force to be reckoned with. Now based in Toronto, Horswood has travelled far and wide for her music, as a true modern troubadour. She’s recorded in Australia, where her debut Our Way, penned with her sister Melanie, was released in 2006 and boasted two Top 10 country singles down under. Her video for “Ordinary Girl,” from her sophomore album Crazy Brilliant Mess, reached the top 50 on Australia’s Country Music Channel charts. In Nashville, she gained the attention of renowned songwriter and producer Jim Reilley, recording The Nashville Sessions EP. Now in Muskoka, she’s recorded her third full length-album Porcelain with producer Andre Wahl (Luke Doucet, Hawksley Workman).
Terra Incognita Collective (TIC) is a group of six artists who use performance to discover alternative ways of being. TIC uses a hybrid practise of documentary & theatre to explore the political and social dynamics relating to the environmental justice and in particular degrowth. TIC sees a need for new democratic practices within our political and artistic spheres. We use physical theatre (specifically mask) to create socially interdependent and embodied experiences for audiences and artists. The relationship a mask has with its audience can initiate a more active involvement from participants and its heightened reality can expand the current cultural imaginary making it an excellent tool for initiating change. The collective aims to better understand how active audiences can result in active community members. Through community partnership, site-specific exploration and collective creation, TIC challenges the perceived chasms between market and consumer, politician/expert and civil society and growth and human development. We also like to laugh… a lot.
In this particular performance audiences will be introduced to the mask character Veronica, a former starlet who now gets high from wearing the shoes of others. With each new pair she imagines a life of luxury and extravagance, until she removes the sole from her soul and steps back into reality. This character and scene is an excerpt from Terra Incognita by the TIC to be performed June 3 – 6, 2016 at the Warehouse 10 Busy St, Toronto.
Diary Reflection with Morgan Johnson:
Seasonal Activities, v. V
CALL FOR PERFORMERS
Seasonal Activities is a series of live performance. It strives to bring artists and audiences of disparate backgrounds together to the same space, opening conversations between participants of the often-individual Toronto arts disciplines.
I am looking for new or pre-existing pieces, running 5 – 20 minutes in length.
Projects can be of any live performance style.
They should be able to work in an intimate setting with low tech.
Pieces should be willing to acknowledge the audience and interrupt their experience beyond traditional staging. Interpret this how you like.
Volume V will take place Saturday, April 30th @ hub14 (14 Markham Street, Toronto, ON)
Tickets will be $15 @ the door / $10 in advance
Seasonal Activities will provide:
- Company Artist fees will come as a profit-share of ticket sales
- Basic tech (simple lighting / the ability to rig a couple specials / audio support) & stage management
- One performance and tech time (times TBD during the evening of April 26th)
- Audience feedback if desired
To submit, please send:
- A short description of your piece (100 words max.)
- Technical needs, including length of performance and number of performers
- Artist bios
- Support material (if submitting links, include it in the package with sufficient headings or short descriptions of what lies beyond. Links will be clicked, but please don’t send me to pages I’d rather not open)
- videos can be submitted via links to online postings (I probably won’t watch more than 5 minutes of any given thing… but who knows?)
- photos can be submitted the same way (links to online albums), or as attachments (5 photos max.)
- music can be attached as .mp3s or links to streaming content
- websites (I will browse webpages, but specific links with reasons are most welcome)
- script samples (send it all – a 20 minute performance can’t be that wordy, right?)
All material can be sent as .pdf or .jpeg where applicable and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by
Friday, April 8th @ 11:59pm, 2016
A dancer and an actor who also write things.
They’re going to read some writing, maybe move some writing. Three segments, many pieces.
Colleen can be found through her award-winning, site-specific performance company Frog in hand.
Andrew can be found right here.