Queer Performance Camp


From Tuesday, August 14th 2017 to Thursday, August 23th 2018

A collaboration between Studio 303, MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) and La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines. Queer Performance Camp aims to create new ways to connect, grow and build community, while supporting the development of queer artists trough shows, workshops and gatherings through shows, workshops and gatherings.

Today’s fractured political climate and impatient consumer society is existentially challenging to say the least, and queer camp provides participants a playful respite. For this 3rd edition of QPC, we are exploring being+together through an array of events including: a screen-free slumber party, a co-residency, a skill-share session, workshops on animal states, sharing space, ensemble performance, and making others laugh. Let’s do weird shit together and see what happens!



ACTIVITIES @Studio 303

Slumber party
Tuesday August 14
30 inflatable mattresses, a virtual campfire, an opening ceremony. This is all we know for now…

Informal showing by artists in residence
details to come,
Wednesday August 15

Sound skillshare & snacks
Friday August 17th, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Neo Hülcker hosts a queer composer exchange. Let`s have a look on what we are working on, exchange ideas… Please bring scores, recordings, videos or whatever you’d like to share. RSVP

WORKSHOPS @Studio 303

A is for Animal,
with Antonia Baerh + Neo Hülcker (Berlin)
From August 16 to 18, (Thurs-Sat) from 10 a.m, to 2 p.m.
An exploration of our personal interest in the animal-human relation, seen under a queer light and dealt with through performance, musical composition, and choreography.

The Grid
with Indrit Kasapi (Toronto)
August 16, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Learning to create from a more instinctual place rather than intellectual, participants are asked to move around the space through an imaginary grid.

Stand-up comedy
with Tranna Wintour (Montreal)
Friday August 17, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
This workshop cannot teach you how to be funny, but it will help you develop your comedic voice, your stage confidence, and provide writing strategies.

Empathy & Improv
with Colour Outside the Lines (Montreal)
Saturday August 18, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
An introduction to improvised comedy, establishing the foundations of celebrating failure, and learning to say « yes » to the ideas of others.

SHOWS / presented by our partners

MSM [men seeking men] / lemonTree (Toronto)
Thursday August 16 + Friday August 17, 8 p.m. @ MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels)
A deconstruction of online male personas and their personal exchanges with other men via music, choreography, movement, and text.

Abecedarium Bestiarium / Antonia Baehr + Neo Hülcker (Berlin)
Wednesday August 22 + Thursday August 23, 8 p.m. @ La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines
Heterogenous choreographic miniatures based on an ABC of extinct animals.

With the support of Goethe-Institut and Montreal Pride.