what we are saying

Public Recordings

Saturday September 24, 6:00pm 

$10 recommended donation, but all welcome

Co-presented with 100 Thousand Poets for Change

An intimate and expansive composition of sound and movement, what we are saying is a performance that presents the conditions of bare utterance.









         In an open space filled with chairs, a group of seven performers start a conversation. They begin by listening. Representing nothing but themselves, their words and actions gradually approach a unison where every decision is a group decision but no one knows what’s going to happen next.

For the performers, uncertainty is both the figure and the ground of their pursuit–to express how things are and how they want them to be different. Asking seriously whether being together is possible, what we are saying illuminates the radical possibility of a leaderless togetherness.

Concept and instigation: Ame Henderson | Created in collaboration with: Frank Cox-O’Connell, Katie Ewald, Mairéad Filgate, Sherri Hay, Brendan Jensen, Benjamin Kamino, Liz Peterson, Bojana Stancic, Stephen Thompson and Evan Webber | Performers: Frank Cox-O’Connell, Ishan Davé, Katie Ewald, Peter Fernandes, Mairéad Filgate, Sherri Hay, Ame Henderson, Brendan Jensen and Evan Webber | Scenography: Sherri Hay and Bojana Stancic | Production Management and Rehearsal Direction: sandra Henderson | Sound Design: Alexander MacSween | Lighting Concept: Kim Purtell

Co-produced by Dance 4, Festival TransAmériques and Harbourfront Centre’s World Stage in association with The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery. Developed in residencies at Dance 4, OBORO and Gallery TPW.

Choreographies of Encounter Workshop to preceed the Saturday performance: Friday September 23rd, 4-7pm.

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