Getting to know your fruit Thursday May 7 2020 at 8:00 PM
Thursday May 7 2020
Getting to know your fruit is a ripe and raucous new piece of contemporary dance performance.
“I’m thinking about fruit as the sweetness of life, a slander for queer love, and the source of nutrition, poetry, and art, feeding flesh and the imagination.”
Always on the edge of humour and absurdity, Sara Porter explores the biology, sensuality and poetry of fruit as a metaphor for the struggle toward self-knowledge. Sara stretches the bounds of memoir to harvest the fruits of her 30-year career in dance, writing, comedy, and visual design. Playing through math and memory, literature and lip sync, Sara is on a multi-disciplinary journey to examine the roots and fruits of her identity as a queer woman artist.
“This is a mature woman who isn’t afraid to be just that.” -Scott Charles, Writer’s Block, San Francisco
“Porter is smart, funny, and poignant… a tour de force.” -Karen Bernard, Performance Mix Festival director, NYC
Sara Porter - Creator and Performer
Katherine Duncanson - Creative Collaborator
Gerry Trentham - Creative Collaborator
Linnea Swan - Videographer
Julia Howman - Projection Designer and Production Stage Manager
Laura Philipps - Producer
Rebecca Picherack - Lighting Designer
Phil Strong - Sound Designer
The Franco Boni Theatre
1115 Queen Street West
Toronto ON M6J 3P4
This is a general admission performance - the seats are on a first come, first serve basis when you arrive at the theatre.
Doors open 1/2 hour prior to start of performance.