From Tuesday, August 14th 2018 to Thursday, August 23rd 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 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 and @ MAI

Slumber party
Tuesday August 14, from 7 p.m. to 11 a.m., 10$ (work exchange is possible)
Screen-free Slumber party! Entry includes an inflatable mattresses and a breakfast. Activities may include pillow fights, vintage puzzles, tarot readings and more. Space is limited – RSVP

Informal showing by artists in residence
Wednesday August 15, 6 p.m., FREE
Nate Yaffe & Maxine Segalowitz share the fruits of their co-residency as a presentation / discussion / workshop.

Francophone perspectives on queer body-based practices
Thursday August 16th, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., FREE
Nate Yaffe moderates an exchange, principally en français, amongst francophone and anglophone LGBTQI+ body-based artists. Snacks will be served. Welcome to all! RSVP

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

Queer SlowDance
Saturday August 18, 9 p.m. @ MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), $10
It’s high school with a happy ending. Come and experience why slow is beautiful, and why love is not ironic. Montreal’s Queer SlowDance has all slow songs, all night long!

WORKSHOPS @Studio 303
A is for Animal,
with Antonia Baehr + 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 Montreal Pride and La Caisse de la Culture Desjardins.