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Runs from Thursday May 7 2020 to Sunday May 10 2020

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 15 minutes


The Franco Boni Theatre
1115 Queen Street West
Toronto ON M6J 3P4

Event Notes

× Created + performed by Sara Porter

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

Creative Team
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

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