LOST in TRANS conceived and performed by Dickie Beau

Thursday / Feb 8 / 18
8:00 pm

February 8, 2018 @ 8:00pm
February 9, 2018 @ 9:00pm
February 10, 2018 @ 8:00pm

The Theatre Centre
1115 Queen Street West, Toronto
Presented in the context of Progress Festival
Dickie Beau



Conceived and performed by Dickie Beau


Curated and presented by FADO Performance Art Centre

In the context of Progress



Thursday, February 8 @ 8:00pm
Friday, February 9 @ 9:00pm
Saturday, February 10 @ 8:00pm



The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen Street West, Toronto

Wheelchair accessible space / Gender neutral washrooms


Duration: 70 minutes

Language: Performed in English



Single Tickets: $25 | PURCHASE TICKETS
3-Show Progress Pass: $60 | PURCHASE PASS
Box Office: 416-538-0988



Dickie Beau presents a poetic performance of peculiar personas. LOST in TRANS takes Dickie’s sensational multimedia aesthetic to hallucinatory new heights.


Continuing his shtick of using playback, in which he ‘channels’ voices he sees as being misplaced, misrepresented or misunderstood, Dickie breathes new life into found sound, ‘re-writing’ audio artefacts and playing them back through his body to become a live performing archive of the missing.


Presenting a compelling constellation of vivid characters inspired by cultural antiquity and Ovid’s Metamorphoses, LOST in TRANS is an off-road trip through the cultural archives. Cyclops, the one-eyed giant, becomes a third eye through which we view the world anew, including a radical re-visioning of Echo, the Nymph, of whom all that remained when she died of a broken heart was the sound of her voice…

“Phenomenal talent…a powerful and moving artist…breathtaking.”
– Time Out (London)


“Dickie Beau is the closest this country has to a genuine medium, an auteur of the airwaves, who can put flesh onto recorded sound in a manner both gripping and disturbing.”
– This is Cabaret (London)




LOST in TRANS was a Southbank Centre commission supported by a Jardin d’Europe contemporary dance award and a residency at Cullberg Ballet, Stockholm and has been presented at: Southbank Centre in London, Contact in Manchester, Homotopia Festival, Liverpool, Artsadmin, London, and City of Women Festival, Ljubljana (curated as part of the Live Art Development Agency’s "Just Like a Woman" programme).


Conceived and performed by: Dickie Beau

Producer: Sally Rose

Dramaturg: Julia Bardsley

Lighting Design: Marty Langthorne

Sound Design: Will Saunders

Video filming and post-production Consultant: Lukas Demgenski

Lighting operator: Nao Nagai

Video consultant: Gillian Tan

Video operator: Aaron Pollard (Toronto)

Pegasus: Stephen Lawson (Toronto)

Production Manager: Deborah Lim (Toronto)




Progress is an international festival of performance and ideas presented in partnership by SummerWorks Performance Festival and The Theatre Centre. The festival is collectively curated and produced by a series of Toronto-based companies, operating within a contemporary performance context.


Progress 2018 is curated by: SummerWorks Performance Festival, The Theatre Centre, Anandam Dancetheatre, FADO Performance Art Centre, Little Black Afro Theatre Company, Toronto Dance Community Love-In, and Volcano Theatre.


Progress Team 

Presented by: SummerWorks Performance Festival & The Theatre Centre

Festival Producer: Sue Balint

Festival Production Manager: Pip Bradford

Graphic Design: Monnet Design

Web Design: Kyle Purcell

For media inquiries: Red Eye Media / Suzanne Cheriton


As a Festival that brings together performance nationally and internationally, Progress wishes to acknowledge that the festival takes place on the traditional territory, Tkaronto, “Where the Trees Meet the Water,” “The Gathering Place” of the Mississauga, Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Wendat Nations. As we come together, we pay our respects to all our relations who have gathered and will continue to gather in this place.




The Theatre Centre is an accessible facility, with barrier-free washrooms and an accessibility lift to facilitate movement between floors. If you are planning a trip to The Theatre Centre and have any questions about accessibility or would like to make any special arrangements, please call our box office at 416-538-0988. We will be happy to make any arrangements to help facilitate an enjoyable visit.

[Photo credit: Joel Fildes]


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