Nov 19 2019
Join us this Thursday for an evening inspired by the tradition of French cabaret. The night will feature artists curated by Isabelle Rousseau, many of whom are from Edmonton’s Francophone community. An interdisciplinary evening digging into the French tradition of cabaret with all of its contradictions and quirks. Taste my French is gonna be tasty, nasty, cheeky and fun. Fashion! Music! Dance! Food! All of the above! At the same time!
Mile Zero Dance (MZD) invites media to attend their signature performance laboratory series, Dirt Buffet Cabaret, with guest curator and host Isabelle Rousseau. Inspired by French Cabaret, traditionally a form that held tensions and emerged as a valve to release tensions during the Hausman era in France, Isabelle is working with polarities as tensions mount and contemporary society seems less able to talk to each other.
-Sarah Dharshi and Alexis De Villa dancing urban styles of dance
-Rita Chehaveb will be belly dancing as she has done since she was 15
-Lady Tenderflake, heartfelt and hilarious drag performance
-Chef Doreen Prei, onstage presenting a culinary performance
-Émanuel Dubbeldam, queer francophone theatre artist
-Masani St Rose, African and Caribean dancing
-Megan Beaupré, exploring dance inspired by African styles
-Sylvie Boisclair, movement artist
November 21 at 8:00 pm
Spazio Performativo, 10816 95 Street
$10 or best offer at the door
Come early and enjoy a reception to celebrate our November artist Phoebe Hunter who will be with us all the way from Smoky Lake. Each piece in the series ‘The Ripening’ revels in the layering of illuminated light, evoking an abstract fluidity of form that serves to transcend the material world. The warm folds of their natural patterns inspire ‘make-believe’ with the sensations of a mystical dream that is alive in Phoebe’s garden and greenhouse, at this time. ‘The Ripening’ celebrates both blossoming and decaying hues as the natural layers float “between worlds”, a sensation Phoebe feels energetically in the aliveness of all things.
Reception starts at 6:30 pm
No admission fee
Taste My French
An interdisciplinary evening digging into the French tradition of cabaret with all of its contradictions and quirks. Taste my French is gonna be tasty, nasty, cheeky and fun. Fashion! Music! Dance! Food! All of the above! At the same time!