On the Table Off the Table

A performance series for the start of times

Sept 23 & 24 @ 7:00pm
Sept 29 & 30 @ 7:00pm
Oct 1 @ 5:00pm

Doors at listed times
Free. All welcome.

Bachir/Yerex Presentation Space
The Commons @ 401, 4th floor
401 Richmond Street West, Toronto


On the Table Off the Table

Put together by Shannon Cochrane and Francesco Gagliardi

On the Table Off the Table is a series of commissioned performance works engaging with the table as context, stage, and trope. Aspiring to aesthetic neutrality or demanding attention as a chosen object, the table reappears throughout the history of performance, at times taking center stage, at other times hiding in plain sight.

For this series, artists working at the confluence of performance art and a range of diverse practices—from writing to dance, from sound to magic—will create live work in conversation with performance traditions about, around, and on tables.

FADO Performance Art Centre’s first post(?)-pandemic live series, On the Table Off the Table also intends to provide artists and audiences with an opportunity to re-learn together how to inhabit the space of public presentation, rediscovering the solitary workstation as a place of gathering and play.

Joe Culpepper (USA)
Claudia Edwards (Toronto)
Vanessa Dion Fletcher (Toronto)
Nadège Grebmeier Forget (Montréal)
Marcin Kedzior (Toronto)
Mathieu Lacroix (Montréal)
Mani Mazinani (Toronto)
Sue Murad (USA)
Jehan Roberson (USA)
Cara Spooner (Toronto)

PLUS limited edition placemats designed by Lisa Kiss, showcasing the drawings and typography of Hazel Meyer.


Jehan Roberson’s performance on October 1st is co-presented by Hemispheric Encounters, a partnership project supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.


September 23 @ 7:00pm: Cara Spooner, Vanessa Dion Fletcher
September 24 @ 7:00pm: Joe Culpepper & Marcin Kedzior, Claudia Edwards
September 29 @ 7:00pm: Sue Murad, Mathieu Lacroix
September 30 @ 7:00pm: Mani Mazinani, Nadège Grebmeier Forget
October 1 @ 5:00pm: Jehan Roberson

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There will be 1–2 performances each evening. Subject to change!
Doors will open at listed times. Performances will start 30 minutes later.
Mask-wearing is required in the performance space. Exemptions respected.
Performers will not necessarily be masked while performing.
Venue is accessible and there are accessible washrooms on the 4th floor.
Non-alcoholic drinks will be served, but please eat your dinner before arriving.



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