Queer Performance Camp

February 1st to 14th, 2021

Queer Performance Camp (QPC) turns FIVE! We are hosting another winter edition to promote queer self-care in this cold dark time of year. QPC aims to create new ways to connect, grow and build community, while supporting the development of Queer artists. For this special fifth edition, Justin de Luna and Winnie Ho have been invited as curators, and have put together an exciting line-up of 100% online events! 

This year we’re offering a QPC pass – pay what you can ($1 to 40 suggested — nobody turned away for lack of funds) and receive access to all five events and the #Queer Disabled Joy workshop!
Buy your pass here > https://www.eventbrite.com/e/billets-queer-performance-camp-2021-138363828937

Message from Justin + Winnie


#Queer Disabled Joy (an improvisation and dance experiment) with Seeley Quest and Aimee Louw
Feb. 7, 2021 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sharing playful queer possibilities: build joy across virtual space and mixed mediums.

Recreating Ritual: a movement workshop for pandemic circumstances with Be Heintzman Hope
Feb. 8 to 12, 2021 – 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Research in movement ritual. A mindful space for silliness and self inquiry.


Queer Cut Pro
Watch Party + Hangout: Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 – 7 to 8 p.m.  
Watch anytime until February 7th
A selection of short films informed by Queer perspective, from Alexis O’hara, Be Heintzman Hope + Baco, Elle Barbara, Francesca Chudnoff, and Kijâtai-Alexandra Veillette-Cheezo.
The recent shift towards digital platforms in a pandemic context has forced artists to adapt and reimagine (two concepts often familiar in the Queer experience!) in order for their practices to live on, and for their work to be seen. These films aren’t about the pandemic, though they are certainly shaped by it. // In French + English 

QPC Dance Party – In collaboration with CCOV
Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 – 8 to 9 p.m.
Andrew Tay has been involved with QPC from the beginning, and will be DJing an opening dance party for this fifth edition. Let’s dance! // In French + English

Chosen Family Feud : Solo Edition
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021 – 8 to 10 p.m. CANCELLED
Hosted by Sandy Bridges,
a Queer take on the classic Family Feud, (or La Guerre des Clans), tailored for online! // In English + French subtitles
Register to compete or complete the survey by February 2nd.

Ask an Elder
Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021 – 7 to 9 p.m. : Moe + Blu // In English
Friday, Feb. 12, 2021 – 7 to 9 p.m. : CCOV artists in residence // In French
Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021 – 2 to 4 p.m. : Lucinda + Elle // In English
A series of intimate, intergenerational conversations between Queer artists.
Elders hold an important role in the fabric of Queer community. These discussions hope to encourage intergenerational connection and invite Queers of all ages to reflect on what came before, what’s happening now, and what’s coming next. Participants are welcome to ask questions and join in on the conversation! 


Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021 – 2 to 3:30 p.m.
A series of short, experimental, DIY performances by local Queer artists Athena Holmes, Bijuriya – Gabriel Dharmoo, Dayna Danger, DOIS (Belote + kimura*lemoine), Eve Parker Finley, Kamissa Ma Koïta, Kevin Fraser, Lari Jalbert, Malek Yalaoui, and Simon Portigal.
Given carte blanche and encouraged to take risks, the invited performers will each have two minutes and fifty-nine seconds to take the virtual stage. You’ll experience a variety of styles in this fast paced, casual, and celebratory show.
// In French + English


Tête à Tête : franco-queer perspectives
Feb. 8 to 12, 2021
During the week of February 8-12th at CCOV, the Tête à Tête : perspectives franco-queer will provide a necessary space for queer and francophone artists from dance and performance to discuss the issues that they face in their industry, as well as in daily life. As community building mission, the six invited artists will occupy the CCOV studio to share knowledge, practices, personal experiences and dreams in a closed space dedicated to the collective reflection upon what it’s like to be a queer artist of the francophonie.


Unfortunately due to current restrictions, La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines’ presentation of House of Barbara // Elle Barbara and MAI’s presentation of Whip // Fake Knot/Ralph Escamillan can no longer take place during QPC.

Queer Body Politic, conceived by Studio 303’s 2019-20 Curator-in-residence, Aaron Pollard, is still available online! // In French + English

Queer Performance Camp is a collaboration between Studio 303, MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) and La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines, with the support of CCOV. Thank you to the Caisse de la Culture Desjardins, IGSF McGill, QPIRG Concordia, QPIRG McGill and the Simone de Beauvoir Institute for their financial support!

Studio 303’s accessibility – Consult this page for detailed information.