|July 11 @ 7pm and July 13 @ 9pm||Firehall Arts Centre||Buy Tickets|
Western Canadian Premiere (Excerpt of Full-Length Work)
Sara does a Solo is a fearless and funny account of aging and the reflective mind.
Sara does a Solo is being celebrated on both sides of the border, called “soulful”, “urgent” and a “tour de force” by New York presenters. After 25 years writing on the works and lives of other artists, Porter turns her pen on herself to present a collision of dance, storytelling, poetry, stand-up, singing and visual design in an inter-play of fact and fiction, memoir and fantasy, confession and caricature.
“Outrageously funny … and brutally vulnerable.” (Scott Charles, The Writer’s Block, San Francisco)
Creator / writer / designer / performer: Sara Porter
Creative consultants: Katherine Duncanson and Gerry Trentham
Sara does a Solo was created with support from Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.
Self Portrait is a study of identity as an ever-changing and imperfect narrative based in memory.
Choreographer/Text/Sound Design: Julianne Chapple in collaboration with performers Maxine Chadburn and Francesca Frewer
Created in residence at EDAM Dance.
Thanks for Peter Bingham and EDAM.