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Runs from Thursday May 18 2023 to Sunday May 21 2023

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 5 minutes


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

Event Notes

Content Warnings: Nudity

Sara Porter Productions presents - L-E-A-K - an absurdist and poetic lesbian love letter to the ocean, inspired by the ecosexual notions of falling in love with the earth. The work draws on images, poetry, and surreal stories created from the shores of Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy - home to the highest tides in the world.

With lessons on swim safety (in iambic pentameter), surreal birth stories, dances, songs, photos of the floor of the Digby ferry, stilettos, flippers, and erotic poetry, L-E-A-K emerges as an informative and playful duet about fluid edges, the beginning of the world, and the changing of the tides.

In this fresh new work, Sara Porter portrays her experience of the Bay through dance, image and costume, blending her singular style of absurdist stagecraft with serious research about the origin of the ocean, the sex life of seagulls, and the theory of horizons.

Delving into the notion that all categories leak, Porter takes an interdisciplinary approach to performance: presenting an interplay between monologue, dancing, projected image, text, philosophy and sound, that evokes deeper considerations of life’s profound and perfunctory questions. Is it possible to fall in love with a body of water? Might it be time for humans to abandon their legs and return to their ancient home in the sea? And there’s always the question of fashion: Do these swim flippers go with this dress?

Ticket Prices:
Generous Admission: $35 | General Admission: $25 | Student/Senior/CADA/Arts Worker: $20

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