Performance Academy 2: PERFORMING THE CRITIQUE with Dino Dinco

October 11, 6pm–9pm
October 18, 6pm–9pm
October 25, 6pm–9pm

The Commons @ 401 Richmond
401 Richmond St. West, suite 440
Dino Dinco

FADO Performance Art Centre's newest recurring performance series takes on the abstract form of a school, a university, a workshop, a class or a course, in the form of our own homemade academy. Performance: Academy is in session for the second time in October, performed by Dino Dinco.



Performance Academy 2




Wednesday, October 11, 6pm–9pm

Wednesday, October 18, 6pm–9pm

Wednesday, October 25, 6pm–9pm



Performance Academy 2 is presented in multiple sessions and is offered FREE to audience-participants. There is limited enrolment for this academy, so we ask that audience-participants commit to attending as many sessions as possible. This workshop is open to all participants of all levels of study and/or experience (including the just plain curious).


More more information or to reserve a spot in this Performance Academy, please email us at: info@performanceart.ca



The Commons @ 401 Richmond

401 Richmond Street West, suite 440, Toronto



DINO DINCO is a performance art curator and maker, film and theatre director, arts educator and writer. Dinco lives and works in Tijuana and Los Angeles and his research includes experimentation with performance presentation and the relationship between documentation and scholarship.


In this Academy, participants (audience) will: take a hard (and subjective) look at the current state of performance praxis and strategies of performance presentation; examine goals, ideals and expectations with making and/or attending performance; address the relationship of performance within a visual art context, including the burgeoning trend of performance being collected by museums and private collectors; consider the Performance Festival Industrial Complex; and explore how and why all of this can (and arguably should) be challenged.


Participants will be expected to perform as part of this research and investigation.


ABOUT Performance Academy

Performance Academy is a platform in which artists constitute their own school of learning–performing pedagogy–for an audience in the form of peer-to-peer academia, where self-organizing and personal experience as knowledge is valued over institutionalized frameworks. Artists, writers and creative thinkers from the performance art milieu as well as adjacent practices such as curation, social practice, film/video and more, develop and offer mini-courses (of 3 or more sessions disseminated over several weeks) presenting ideas and covering a range of topics and  that each facilitator is already an expert in (however one might define "expert"). A workshop in the form of a performance; a performance in the form of a school. Through a sustained commitment to collective learning, Performance: Academy transforms the concept of a course into a group performance. 



Performance Academy: 2017–2018


Performance Academy 1



September 2017


Performance Academy 2

Dino Dinco

October 2017


Performance Academy 3

Cindy Baker

December 2017


Performance Academy 4

Moynan King

January 2018

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