Where the genres blur
Performance Bar and Live Arts Series
by Émilie Charlebois
The Performance Bar returns and the new Live Art Series promise exciting, immersive and potentially unsettling experiences at this year’s SummerWorks. You might even make some new friends along the way.
The Performance Bar is pretty self-explanatory: booze and live acts. But SummerWorks is set to provide much more than a fun drinking-hole. The cabaret-style event will bring together a wide array of music, happenings and performances throughout the two weekends of the festival (August 10-11-12 and again August 17-18-19) at the Lower Ossington Theatre, Cabaret Space. Although performances such as David Yee’s Google Translate piece and Patti Cake’s rockified doo-wop music will make you think, dance and laugh, it is most likely the overarching six-part narrative created by hosts Atomic Vaudeville and Ron Pederson that will bring you back for each night’s installment. Every performer will appear as a guest on Captain Ron’s Ship of Friendship, the story of Captain Ron and the Friendship Crew who are on a journey to discover the diverse and eclectic nature of live performance with puppets, crafts, hugs, groovy dancing, and candy. With friends like these and at a price you can afford, who wouldn’t want to hop on board?
Doors open at 8PM. Performances start at 10PM.
Pay What You Can. Cash Bar from 8PM to 2AM.
For more information: summerworks.ca/2012/performance-bar