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JANUARY 27, 28, 29
The Duration & Dialogue Collective formed because of the curators’ love for performance art, and their desire to make it accessible to a wider audience. Performance art, arguably, can be intimidating to the uninitiated, and the D&D Collective aims to overcome this perception by creating an inviting environment for people to experience curated performance art pieces, and then offer facilitated forums for audience members to talk with the artists and experts in the field about their experiences.
Our success last year at mounting this festival within three months on a miniscule budget, and the overwhelming positive responses from participants and attendees of Duration & Dialogue I, demonstrated to us a need and a desire from the performance art community for festivals, such as this one, to make this art form accessible to a larger audience (both international and local), as well as crossing over audiences and artists from the fields of theatre, dance, and visual art, in addition capturing the interest of diverse arts researchers and students. With the positive momentum generated by Duration & Dialogue I, along with a generous grant from the Ontario Arts Council, the team formalized our collective and continued on with developing Duration & Dialogue II.
Session 1: FRIDAY, JANUARY 27 from 5pm to 8pm
Live Performance: JON SASAKIWe Have All The Time In The World
Streamed Performance: JEREMY BAILEY (Canada) – Jeremy Bailey Next
Dialogue 1: FRIDAY, JANUARY 27 from 8pm to 9pm
Panel: A panel discussion featuring curators, moderators, and artists in D&D II
Session 2: SATURDAY, JANUARY 28 from 11am to 5pm
Live Performance: lo bilGROUND/LINE
Streamed Performance A: ANNA BERNDTSON (Sweden) – Live Collage (11am to 2pm)
Streamed Performance B: MARITA BULLMANN (Germany) – Untitled (D&D II) (2pm to 5pm)
Dialogue 2: SATURDAY, JANUARY 28 from 5pm to 6pm
Moderator: FRANCESCO GAGLIARDI (Performance Artist, Writer, Filmmaker)
Session 3: SATURDAY, JANUARY 28 from 6pm to 8pm
Live Performance: CLAYTON LEEInformal Beginnings
Streamed Performance: PATRICK S. FORD (Hong Kong) – No Holiday
Dialogue 3: SATURDAY, JANUARY 28 from 8pm to 9pm
Moderator: YAN ZHOU (Independent Curator)
D&D II Fête: SATURDAY, JANUARY 28 from 9pm onward
Musical Performance: HEAT DEATH FROM THE UK
Session 4: SUNDAY, JANUARY 29 from 1pm to 4pm
Live Performance: JULIE LASSONDEIn Memory of My Grandmother
Streamed Performance: NADÈGE GREBMEIER FORGET (Canada) – I. Wall-flow-er
Dialogue 4: SUNDAY, JANUARY 29 from 4pm to 5pm
Moderator: CHLOË LUM (Artist and Independent Curator)
Session 5: SUNDAY, JANUARY 29 from 5pm to 7pm
Live Performance: JENN GOODWINTo do, To don’t
Streamed Performance: JULIE LAURIN (Canada) – Performing the Cycle
Dialogue 5: SUNDAY, JANUARY 29 from 7pm to 8pm
Moderator: TANYA MARS (Performance/Video Artist, Professor)
There will be food and refreshments onsite. Admission is $10 per day, or $15 for a festival pass. Advance tickets can be purchased through Universe.
For more information, please visit our Facebook event page.

As a pale comparison to the live event, portions of D&D II will be live streamed on the KC YouTube Channel and the Duration & Dialogue website. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

D&D II is generously supported by the Ontario Arts Council.
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