TANGLED ARTS FESTIVAL 2014

APRIL + MAY, 2014

Since 2003 Abilities Arts Festival – now Tangled Art + Disability
- has employed hundreds of artists and welcomed audiences in the thousands to its annual festivals. Every year, our programming has grown in scope, scale and power and Tangled Arts Festival 2014 is no exception. With an outstanding programme featuring renowned performing artists and companies from Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, New York and San Francisco, this is a festival you won’t want to miss!

April 9 + 10, 2014

Propeller Dance

Propeller Dance, photo: DoubeSpace

TANGLED KIDS FEST!
Daniels Spectrum
585 Dundas St. East

Every year, Kids Fest! engages a capacity audience of 600 children with disabilities from across the GTA with exhilarating performances by professional entertainers from the disability community. The 2014 Kids Fest! features pop signer Elizabeth Morris, Ottawa’s Propeller Dance, and festival favourite Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli.

April 12, 2014, 8pm

KounterclockwiseKRIP-HOP NATION: TORONTO
Oakham House
63 Gould St.

$10 General Admission
$5 Students/PWD

Founder Leroy Moore hosts Canada’s first Krip-Hop Nation performance featuring a roster of international and local disability-identified hip-hop artists.

The Krip-Hop Nation movement boasts a worldwide following for its mission to educate the music industry and the general public about the art and culture of hip-hop artists with disabilities.

May 2 + 3, 2014, 8pm

THIRD EYE LOOMING: A SHOWCASE PERFORMANCE BY WORKMAN ARTS

DIRECTED & DEVISED BY ED ROY

Third Eye Looming

Daniels Spectrum
Ada Slaight Hall
585 Dundas St. East

$25 General Admission
$20 Students/PWD

Third Eye Looming is a collaborative theatre piece created and performed by Toronto’s Workman Arts and directed by the esteemed Ed Roy. Combining imagistic theatre, movement, and multi-media, the performance delves into the mind of a man struggling to piece together the shards of his fragmented life after the onset of mental illness.

May 9 + 10, 2014, 8pm

PeggyShaw in RoughRUFF: A SOLO PERFORMANCE BY PEGGY SHAW, DIRECTED BY LOIS WEAVER
Daniels Spectrum
Ada Slaight Hall
585 Dundas St. East

$25 General Admission
$20 Students/PWD

Peggy Shaw has always had a host of crooners, lounge singers, movie stars, rock and roll bands, and eccentric family members living inside her. Ruff is a tribute to those who have kept Shaw company over the last 68 years, a lament for the absence of those who disappeared into the dark holes left behind by her recent stroke, and a celebration of her brain’s ability to fill the blank green screens with new insight.

“I found myself praying: If you get me through this I will stop wearing suits. I will get married. I will pay market rent in Manhattan. I will not wear skinny jeans. I’ll take antidepressants.” -Peggy Shaw, Ruff

May 23, 2014, 8pm

_DSC0822PHARMAKON: A PERFORMANCE BY LES PRODUCTIONS DES PIEDS DES MAINS
George Ignatieff Theatre
15 Devonshire Place

$25 General Admission
$20 Students/PWD

Under the direction of award-winning avant-garde choreographer Menka Nagrani, this dynamic Montréal-based dance-theatre company dives headfirst into one of the most controversial issues of our time. An explosion of dance, theatre, poetry and stop-motion animation, Pharmakon asks, “What is the right dose for the right emotions, so we aren’t too afraid, so we smile just enough, so we don’t cry too much…”

Pharmakon won the “Cochon d’or” prize in 2011 for the best new theatrical production in Quebec.

TANGLED ARTS FESTIVAL WORKSHOPS

April 11, 2014, 12-4pm
BUILDING A WORLDWIDE ARTS MOVEMENT

Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas St. West

FREE (Pre-registration required)

Led by Krip-Hop Nation founder Leroy Moore, this leadership-building workshop engages artists and community members in an exploration of Krip-Hop culture and the resources available to hip-hop artists with disabilities.

May 10, 2014, 12-4pm
GREEN SCREENING

Daniels Spectrum
Ada Slaight Hall
585 Dundas St. East

FREE (Pre-registration required)

Theatricality meets practicality. Join the icons of queer and feminist theatre, Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver in this workshop exploring the innovative use of green screen technology in theatrical performance.