250 Fort York Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 1A9, Canada
This summer, The Bentway presents Beyond Concrete, a series of public art, performances, parties, and conversations. Join us under the Gardiner to explore how Toronto’s unique urban nature and built environment can co-exist, collide, and collaborate.
May 27 and May 28
Against Toronto’s high-rise horizon, encounter an array of upside-down human bodies growing out of the concrete, reminiscent of ancient and forgotten forests. In Clarice Lima’s WOODS, participants’ bodies struggle to maintain their verticality, calling attention to the struggle that nature itself faces: How long can the body resist? How long can our forests survive? What happens when their time - and ours - runs out? Visiting Toronto, and North America, for the first time, this powerful performance prompts us to consider the struggle of nature amidst human development and deforestation, and the impacts on our cities and planet.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Clarice Lima, Catarina Saraiva, Nina Fajdiga, and Aline Bonamin are female artists from different countries, with different backgrounds, who came together to develop this project. Their practices move between performance, choreography, dramaturgy and curatorship, with strong creative forces and desires.
Accessible and all-gender washrooms are available on site.
This site is wheelchair accessible.
Performances will last 20 to 40 minutes each.
Performances take place outdoors and may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.
This is a free event. RSVP now to confirm your spot. Attendance is offered at a pay-what-you-can rate, with no minimum fee.
For more information on The Bentway's summer season, visit thebentway.ca