Market Hall Performing Arts Centre: 140 Charlotte St, Peterborough
November 11, 2005
Call (705) 745-1788 for reservations
Co-production with Artspace
Our Lives and the World Around Us
Friday, November 11, 2 to 4 pm, Gzowski College, Trent University
See Tim Miller’s website…
Sex, Body, Self!
5 PM on Saturday, November 12th
Artspace, 378 Aylmer Street North
Public Energy and Artspace are proud to present the Ontario premiere of Tim Miller’s Us.
Us is American performance artist Tim Miller’s funny, sassy and pissed-off exploration of everything from Broadway musicals to exile in gay marriage-friendly Canada. The piece careens from memories of a ten year old’s plan to flee to Canada to escape the war in Viet Nam (Man of La Mancha), to a meditation on why a Southern California child spoke in an English accent (Oliver!), to a surreal tug-of-war at the edge of America as the Niagara Falls rushes between his legs (Don’t Rain on My Parade!).
Miller’s solo performances have been presented all over the world, in such prestigious venues as Yale Repertory Theatre, the Institute of Contemporary Art (London), the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. He is co-founder of Performance Space 122 in Manhattan, and Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, Calif. Since 1990, he has taught performance at UCLA. In the early 90’s, Miller gained international fame as one of the so-called “NEA 4”, four artists who successfully sued the US government after their funding was withdrawn under political pressure from the Bush White House.
WORKSHOPS & CLASSES
WITH TIM MILLER:
OUR LIVES AND THE WORLD AROUND US
presented by the World Affairs Colloquium
Friday, November 11 2pm-4pm
Gzowski College FPHL 101, Symons Campus, Trent University
Space is limited, please register by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This workshop is for people to gather together and explore creating original performances. My goal is to share a variety of strategies to create original performances from the tremendous energies and stories that are present in our lives. Using our own memories and myths as a jumping off point, we will see where a deep sense of personal history creates performance that jumps out from our bodies onto the stage or the page. Please bring your hearts and brains, hopes and fears. No performance experience necessary.