In the Field
214 College St. 3rd Floor
Time: May 5th, 8:00 pm End: May 5th, 10:00 pm
Interest Categories: Women/Gender, Visual Studies (UTM), Urban, Environment, English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Drama, Theatre, Performance Studies (FAS), Critical Theory, Comparative Literature (FAS), Communications, Cinema, Art (FAS), 2000-
A performance lecture by Christine Fentz
In the Field A Performance Lecture by Christine Fentz
Saturday, May 5th / 8:00 pm Sunday, May 6th / 2:00 pm
Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies University of Toronto 214 College Street, 3rd floor (St. George St. entrance) Toronto, ON M5T 2Z9
What is our role on the Planet? How do we relate to our surroundings, to place, space, and time in different landscapes and cultures? In this unique performance lecture, Danish artist Christine Fentz shares reflections from her experiences in Siberian Tuva, the fields of Denmark, and the big city. Guests of In the Field are served tea and stories, pictures on an overhead projector, smells, surprises and observations about how humans see the same things differently.
”In the Field is a tantalizing cross-over between lecture and performance about time and space for all senses – and for the intellect! The performance lecture involves and activates the audience in a both simple and convincing way. An atmospheric opening of everyday life.” Johanne Winding (Amsterdam)
Christine Fentz / Secret Hotel (Denmark) Christine is a director and dramaturge of cross-disciplinary performing art and dance. Since 1999 she has presented other artists and created her own work – both inside and outside of traditional theatre structures – within the production unit Secret Hotel. She often travels to the Republic of Tuva in Siberia, and her work is deeply informed by the spirituality of both Tuva and her Nordic heritage. Her work has been described as ’audience-participatory visceral-sensory stage art.’
Since 1999 the production unit Secret Hotel has added various types of “rooms” to their activities: performing art, documentary film, exhibitions, walking performance, etc.
The performance lecture In the Field has toured Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Russia, Ireland, The Netherlands and Germany since 2008.