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Toronto: Sara Porter Productions presents “L-E-A-K” at The Theatre Centre May 18-21
Friday, April 21, 2023
Sara Porter Productions is proud to announce L-E-A-K, a fresh new dance work that explores the ecosexual notions of falling in love with the ocean, inspired by the Bay of Fundy, home to the highest tides in the world. Choreographed by Sara Porter and performed by Sara Porter and Jessie Garon, L-E-A-K will be presented at The Theatre Centre, from May 18, 2023, to May 21, 2023.
In L-E-A-K, Sara Porter portrays her experience of the Bay through dance, image, and costume, blending her singular style of absurdist stagecraft with serious research about the origin of the ocean, the sex life of seagulls, and the theory of horizons. Delving into the notion that all categories leak, Porter takes an interdisciplinary approach to performance: presenting an interplay between monologue, dance, projected image, text, philosophy, and sound, she evokes deeper considerations of life’s most profound questions.
Sara Porter is a prolific artist who has created over 25 works since 1990, presenting and performing across Canada, the US, and the UK. Notably, she toured extensively with Sara does a Solo, a multi-disciplinary solo show exploring the complexities of motherhood and artistry. In 2019, she received a Chalmers Fellowship for her work investigating the intersection of literary memoir and movement. Porter is also an experienced teacher and creative consultant, working with artists across various disciplines, as well as marginalized communities. She holds a Master's in Dance Studies from the University of Surrey and is a published author, with her biography of Peter Boneham being a notable work.
L-E-A-K’s dynamic artistic team includes creative collaboration by Katherine Duncanson, sound and video design by Jeremy Minmagh, lighting design by Rebecca Picherack, costume design by Sarah Doucet, and technical direction by Curtis Whittaker.
Thursday, May 18th, 8pm - opening reception
Friday, May 19th, 8pm - talkback
Saturday, May 20th 8pm
Sunday, May 21st, 4pm
WHERE: The Theatre Centre, Franco Boni Theatre, 1115 Queen St. W, Toronto
LENGTH: 1 hour 15 minutes
TICKETS: Tickets range from $20-$35. To purchase tickets, visit theatrecentre.org
ABOUT SARA PORTER PRODUCTIONS:
Sara Porter Productions believes that art is a universal language that should be accessible to all. The organization specializes in creating performance, creative, and educational projects that celebrate play and exploration, with a focus on personal storytelling.
The company's work is informed by feminist and queer perspectives, creating a safe and inclusive space for all to express themselves through art. Sara Porter Productions is rooted in the experiential and academic studies of company director Sara Porter, who has a background in music, sport, literature, dance, cultural studies and science.