Speaking Bodies

  • Works by Emmanuelle Antille (SUI), Michel Chevalier (GER), Ximena Cuevas (MEX), Anne McGuire (USA), Monique Moumblow (CAN), Philip Napier (CAN), Manuel Saiz (GBR), Keith Sanborn (USA), John Smith (GBR), and Cane CapoVolto (ITA). Curated by Nicole Gingras.

    These recent international productions, including Canadian works, investigate the power of speech and language. Repeated words create a space for retreat and solitude, a climate of derision or absurdity, revealing obsessions and excessive states, leaving a place for humour, obviously. Some of these Speaking Bodies are related to performance; others develop an ambiguous relation to storytelling and autobiography.