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Dance Marathon

bluemouth inc.

What level of experience are you committed to having? Well, get out your dancing shoes and find out! Toronto's award-winning experimental theatre collective bluemouth inc. presents the world premiere of Dance Marathon. An interactive, duration-based performance event inspired by the desperately competitive and physically grueling spectator sports of Depression-Era North America, with a nod to today's cult of celebrity and more than a little hint of reality TV. Audience members may choose to participate either as spectators or, for those daring enough to try their luck; we will pin you with a number and include you as a contestant with the chance to win some fabulous prizes! And if that's not reason enough to join us, expect to be wowed by special musical guest appearances and local celebrity cameos!

The Collaborators

Richard Windeyer (bluemouth inc.): creator, musician, media artist
Ciara Adams: vocalist, theatre performer
Bruce Barton: dramaturge, theatre writer
David Duclos: visual artist, set & lighting designer
Stephen O'Connell: creator, performer, experimental filmmaker
Sabrina Reeves: creator, writer, performer, photographer
Lucy Simic: creator, performer, writer, choreographer

Dance Marathon

Commissioned in 2007

Presented as part of World Stage
February 4 7, 2009

To date, a generous group of visionary donors have supported the creation of 23 new commissions. We would like to thank the following supporters of the Fresh Ground new works commissioning programme for their leadership and continued support of artists: Peter Allen, William J. S. Boyle, Lionel F. Conacher and Joan Dea, Margaret and Jim Fleck, Michael and Sonja Koerner, Judy and Wil Matthews, George E. Myhal, Sonja Smits and Seaton McLean; and grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the J.P. Bickell Foundation.

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