Press release: The 19th edition of the EDGY WOMEN festival runs from March 15th to April 1st 2012, exploring feminist issues through avant-garde artistic events. Alongside a performance series, the 2012 edition features professional-level workshops, public discussions, parties, a retrospective screening, an unusual hockey match, and a zombie book launch!
The performance series involves four productions.
– SPIN (Evalyn Parry) - Thursday March 22nd 8pm, Sala Rossa
Award-winning Toronto artist Evalyn Parry's multimedia musical tour-de-force performance celebrating the Bicycle.
"staggering... an ingenious mixure of songs, monolgues, video projection, and modern technology" - the Torontoist
– Je Baise les Yeux (Gaëlle Bourges) - Friday March 23rd 8pm, Sala Rossa
A political, metaphysical show-and-tell "conference" about strip-tease (in French).
"A provocative gem melding humour and humanity" - les trois coups.com
– In Succube (Andréane Leclerc & Holly Gauthier-Frankel) - Saturday March 24th 8pm OR10:30pm, Sala Rossa
Two remarkable young Montreal artists - one a contortionist, the other an actress/singer/burlesque star - in a sizzling new creation.
A Studio 303 commission.
– Les Demimondes (The Scandelles) - Friday March 30th 8pm, Studio 303 (Also playing 3 other times)
Sourcing Dada-ist cabaret and burlesque, this production explores how the art world and media profit from the mystique of "the whore".
"The Scandelles are striptease innovators. They give the art form serious credibility" - Paula Citron
See the complete program on : www.edgywomen.ca/en
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