LEGS, TOO — October 3rd, 2015
Presented by FADO Performance Arts Centre,
Artscape Sandbox, Toronto, ON.

Black curtains (unclosed), a timer (set to 8 min.), rose scented hand cream, no pants, equilibrium, a glittering glove, a peach-rose sheet, a blond girl (hidden), being touched by empty hands, an over prolonged gaze, a watermelon (watery), disrespecting allowed time, a school bell.

About LEGS :

LEGS, TOO is an all-day performance art relay. The form of the event is dictated by a chosen duration (in this case 8-hours), which is then divided equally by the number of performance artists from the local community who invited to participate.

For this second iteration of LEGS, audience witnessed a continuous performance work made up of 59 eight-minute performances over the course of 8 hours.

Participating artists where suggested by other participating artists, snowballing a self-organizing event that is disinterested in traditional curation. Founded on a belief in community trust, performative dialogue and artistic self-determinancy, the resulting collective event lets participating artists be responsible not only for the continuous stream of idea- and image-making, but also for the realization of event itself. There is no staff, no coordinator, no stage manager, only artists working together. LEGS has legs. LEGS is a manifestation of the social and performing body through the collective network and expanded community.

The first iteration of LEGS was presented in Montréal on February 7, 2015, at Le Cercle Carré. The score and format of the event was initially imagined by an informal collective of artists (including Christian Bujold, Michelle Lacombe, Marie-Claude Gendron, Nadège Grebmeier Forget, Katherine-Josée Gervais and Jean-Philippe Luckurst-Cartier) and was created with the intention of activating and making-visible the often fragmented local performance art community.


Performers present : + / Audience was invited to come and go throughout the day via the LIVE STREAM :

Transition with : Katherine-Josée Gervais
As "throne" : Adriana Disman
Images : Henry Chan