ARCHIVES / QUEER PERFORMANCE CAMP

Born in 2016, the Queer Performance Camp series offers a rare opportunity to explore, create, perform and network in a safe space where “queer” is the dominant culture. These events aim to create new ways to connect, grow and build community, while supporting the development of queer artists through shows, workshops and gatherings. Organised in collaboration with MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) and La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines, Queer Performance Camp is open to ALL artists (whatever their gender and sexuality).

2019-20

February 1 to 16, 2020 @ Studio 303 + partner venues

Activities

Friday February 14, from 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. the next day – Slumber Party

Saturday February 8 at 5 p.m. + Sunday February 9 at 2 p.m. – Informal showing by artists in residence @ Tangente

Workshops

February 1 + 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Presence, Focus and Availability with Peter James (Montreal)

February 3 to 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – I have to give all names with Last Yearz Interesting Negro (United Kingdom)

February 8, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – The space of the heart: weeeerk da’space through presence, pure creative intuition and intention with Ariah Lester (Venezuela/Netherlands)

February 10-14, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Dancing magic together with Keith Hennessy (San Francisco) 

February 15,  from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Queer contact (class and jam) with Kinga Michalska + George Longshadow (Montreal)

Shows

Saturday February 8, 8 p.m. + Sunday February 9, 4 p.m. @ La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines – I ride in colour and soft focus no longer anywhere / Jamila Johnson-Small/Last Yearz Interesting Negro (United Kingdom)

Thursday February 13 + Friday February 14 + Saturday February 15, 8 p.m. @ MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) – WHITE [ARIANE] / Ariah Lester (Venezuela/Netherlands)

With support of the Caisse de la Culture Desjardins.


2018-19

August 14 to 23, 2018 @ Studio 303

Activities

Tuesday August 14, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. the next day – Slumber party

Wednesday August 15, 6 p.m. – Informal showing by artists in residence

Thursday August 16th, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m – Francophone perspectives on queer body-based practices

Friday August 17, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m – Sound skillshare & snacks

Saturday August 18, 9 p.m. @ MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels)Queer SlowDance

Workshops

August 16 to 18, (Thurs-Sat) from 10 a.m, to 2 p.m. – A is for Animal with Antonia Baehr + Neo Hülcker (Berlin)

August 16, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. – The Grid with Indrit Kasapi (Toronto)

Friday August 17, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Stand-up comedy with Tranna Wintour (Montreal)

Saturday August 18, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Empathy & Improv with Colour Outside the Lines (Montreal)

Shows

Thursday August 16 + Friday August 17, 8 p.m. @ MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels)MSM [men seeking men] / lemonTree (Toronto)

Wednesday August 22 + Thursday August 23, 8 p.m. @ La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines – Abecedarium Bestiarium / Antonia Baehr + Neo Hülcker (Berlin) 

With the support of Goethe-Institut Montreal Pride and La Caisse de la Culture Desjardins.


2017-2018 

August 18 to 27, 2017 @Studio 303 (and MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines, GENDER B(L)ENDER #37, L’Artère)

Workshops

Friday August 18 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Fear Drag with Jordan Arseneault 

Saturday August 19 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Vogue for Virgins with Gerard Reyes

Saturday August 18 from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Giving birth to yourself: Revolutionary Queer Storytelling with Kai Cheng Thom

Sunday August 20 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Durational Performance: When will it end ? with Dayna McLeod

Monday August 21 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – The Depth of Surfaces: Generative Writing / Directing with Tina Satter

Tuesday August 22 to Thursday August 24 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. @L’autre versant (St-Jérôme) – Mountain Voice with Gein Wong 

Tuesday August 22 to Thursday August 24 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. @L’autre versant (St-Jérôme) Temporary Spectacle Community with Andrew Tay 

Friday August 25 and Saturday August 26 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Queer Clown with Lili Bonin 

Events

Friday August 18 at 8 p.m. – This is how Queers Pray @MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) 

Commissioned by Andrea Rideout with performances by Andrew Tay, Elisha Lim, Jenny Romaine, Tanya Davis and Nada Kashaba.

Saturday August 19 at 8 p.m. @MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) – Camp Cabaret

Tuesday August 22 to Thursday August 24 Creative Retreat in the Laurientians @L’autre versant (St-Jérôme)

Thursday August 24 at 8 p.m. @La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines – 

Opera Omnia – je suis venu te dire – Gaétan Paré

Friday August 25 @GENDER B(L)ENDER #37 – Open Mic Queer

Saturday August 26 at 10 p.m. @La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines – Ghost Rings with Tina Satter (NY), Chris Giarmo and Erin Markey (copresented by CEAD – Centre des auteurs dramatiques)

Sunday August 27 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Potluck


2016-2017

August 11 to 15, 2016 @Studio 303

Thursday August 11 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Fear “Drag” with Jordan Arseneault

Thursday August 11 from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday August 12 from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Hand-in-hand for everybody with Lili Bonin

Friday August 12 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Saturday August 13 from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. – School of Sound Design for feminists

Saturday August 13 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Giving birth to yourself: Revolutionary Queer Storytelling with Kai Cheng Thom

Sunday August 14 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Good Sunday morning! Queer Rave Afterglow with Andrew Tay

Monday August 15 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Potluck