real’s fiction\dissonant pleasures

performers: Ruairí Ó’Donnabháin & Alexa Mardon | photo by Svetla Anatasova

This work was co-produced by MAI (Montreal, arts intercuturels).

This dance is a song we sing in order to be together. The song is intentionally simple to open access to even the most musically-timid body. The song needs us to listen to each other in order to be sung in search of a semitonal-policality; “how close can we come without consolidating into one-ness?”. This room is listening to us speak. It captures our whispers and secrets and redistributes them elsewhere and close-by. This floor invites us to lie. This work is almost real. This world we are looking for is not for us.


video captured and edited by Mathieu Verreault

real’s fiction\dissonant pleasures
co-produced by MAI (Montreal, arts intercuturels)
date of recording: November 30, 2019

concept by Benjamin Kamino
production design by Paul Chambers
production management by Chad Dempski

this work was developed and formed by the performers, they are:

Alexa Solveig Mardon
Angie Cheng
Benjamin Kamino
Brian Soloman
Brynn Catherine McNab
Chad Dempski
Gabby Kamino
Kate Nankervis
Mohammadreza Akrami
Paul Chambers
Ruairí Ó’Donnabháin

sound consultation by Devon Bate